SU carb conversion manifold??

Anything to do with the SJ/LJ Series
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:58 am

Thinking of an SU conversion on my SJ, as having owned a few Mini's in the poast I've got a box full of SU's in the garage!

Anyone offer guidance/pics of a manifold and how to make one??

Thanks

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Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:46 am

A few pics of one made by sjbulldog from this thread..

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Also have a look at the very good guide by Nigel Head and another by Mattzuki on difflock..
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:55 pm

TBH, I made a manifold adapter, and whilst it worked, and there are ways around the carb icing issue, if you can (and I'd really try) get a properly converted manifold - it's just worth it.

Rhino rays do them I believe?


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never had any issues with mine and it was cheap :biggrin:
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:30 pm

I'm also thinking of an SU conversion, is it really worth all the trouble though? :-\
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:42 pm

dcallaghan2010 wrote:I'm also thinking of an SU conversion, is it really worth all the trouble though? :-\

Oh, my, yes.

More power, better MPG, more driveable, easy to tune/service, simple, doesn't cut on slopes etc.

(IMO, of course.)
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:39 pm

So if i was to change the carb would it be worth buying one of these?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUZUKI-SJ-413-SAM ... 3f02d68d2e
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:54 pm

When looking at SU carbs i noticed there was different sizes. i.e 1 3/4", 1 1/2" and 2", what is the best size to use or does it not really matter?
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:12 pm

dcallaghan2010 wrote:So if i was to change the carb would it be worth buying one of these?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUZUKI-SJ-413-SAM ... 3f02d68d2e
NO!!! no. no. no. Avoid that company like the plague - dodgy products, bad service and WAAAY overpriced.

yuou want a 1.75" SU - known as an HIF 44 (44mm bore). found on 1.3 metros, minis and such. the others are too big or small.

You want one of these:

RhinoRays Adapter ebay LINK

:-$
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A hundred and fifty quid off Rhino Rays. :shock: Fu kinnell!!!
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:32 pm

About time this fella came out of the photo archive again........

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Pays yer money, get something that works 100%. Not a half baked adapter as per above ^^

PM me if you want one. (No, i don't do them or get any commission)
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:52 pm

Russy196 wrote:Image
Oh... OH... UUuuuuuuhhhh.

I just had a moment :oops:

Sweeeeeeet. Totally worth it.
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Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:10 am

Is a webber or nikki carb not better?
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Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:15 am

Russy196 wrote:About time this fella came out of the photo archive again........

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Pays yer money, get something that works 100%. Not a half baked adapter as per above ^^

PM me if you want one. (No, i don't do them or get any commission)
Yes but how much??? my truck only cost £400 I haven't got a massive budget! :ympray:

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Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:27 pm

Funny enough my truck cost £400.

My rule is, never spend more than the original amount of the truck on a single mod.

So much for that idea.

They cost £100, you make it back in breakdown costs, less fuel and plasters for parts of you trying to fix the original carb.
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