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New owner -- lots of restoration questions

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Coeshow Mike C
El Cajon, CA, USA   USA
And in response to the previous post, I had 0 issues in removing the manifold components. I did all of the work with the engine in place. Very straight forward. I don’t understand what problems he had in order to do the SU swap?

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ejag66 Platinum Member Ward Hill
Ridgeley, WV, USA   USA
Nice work. I found other references to folks having fabricated tubular replacements for the outer (preheat) manifold.

I found it nearly impossible to access the three bottom rearmost nuts of the inner manifold. Others have said it can be done, but offer examples of foul language, special tools, etc. as to method. Do these nuts become accessible if the manifold is split removing the outer half first?

I still have a great set of SUs ready to install, and I can attest to a significant difference in throttle response as compared to the original installation of dual Strombergs having owned and restored both S1 and S2 e-types and an early SJ that I upgraded to triple SUs. Not only is there greater flow area, but the triple carb manifold is beautifully designed for direct flow to the cylinders without redirection. However, I am expecting good results from the mods I made and the rebuilt carbs, so when the weather here returns to tolerable, I hope to get back on the road.


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Coeshow Mike C
El Cajon, CA, USA   USA
I did remove the outer manifold with the linked butterflies first. My aluminum spacers were made to the same dimensions as the removed section as to keep all of the inlet components in their original locations.

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Coeshow Mike C
El Cajon, CA, USA   USA
Your car is beautiful. I’m the second owner of mine and it’s unrestored so the engine bay looks it’s age. I’ll likely renovate it there when I ultimately have to pull the engine and tranny for a new clutch. That may be years from now. I have a 5 speed conversion ready to install when that time comes.


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