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minorv8
Jukka Harkola

(190 posts)

Registered:
04/08/2009 06:50AM

Main British Car:
Morris Minor Rover V8

Nice carb setup
Posted by: minorv8
Date: January 21, 2020 03:14PM

Crossflow intake_1.jpg
Crossflow intake_2.jpg


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(719 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Nice carb setup
Posted by: 88v8
Date: January 22, 2020 04:47AM

Yes.

Quads... at one time I was going to fit SU quads to my 215, but the setup got broken in transit from France. And I subsequently read that the quad SU setup for the RV8 had to have different needles in each carb due to the characteristics of the boxer manifold. And was in any case not suitable for the road because it was overchoked, so one way and another I may have avoided a load of problems.

Having said that, this chap is building quads into a Riley, so, a road car.
[www.youtube.com]

As an aside, you may have seen this page of weird and wonderful fuelling developments for the RV8
[www.mez.co.uk]
British V8 gets a mention, and then there is an interesting write-up by the maker of the quad SU manifold.

Ivor


minorv8
Jukka Harkola

(190 posts)

Registered:
04/08/2009 06:50AM

Main British Car:
Morris Minor Rover V8

Re: Nice carb setup
Posted by: minorv8
Date: January 22, 2020 03:35PM

I took these photos at Barber Motorsport Museum in Alabama. This was an old Lotus that got converted to 215 power. I guess it was underpowered with factory engine. Looked like it was an Oldsmobile motor. Couldnīt say for sure, too much carburation on top of the motor.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3829 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Nice carb setup
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 23, 2020 09:07AM

That 2nd pic definitely looks to be Olds 215.


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