Motor Works Classic Car Work | It’s Not a Car Show; It’s a Single Week at Motor Works.
It’s Not a Car Show; It’s a Single Week at Motor Works.
A Delorean gets the doors and fuel injection fixed, an MGB GT gets carburetor overhauls and brake work, a Jaguar XKE gets it carburetors overhauled, an MGB gets a high performance engine; bored, balanced, camed, pipes, high energy ignition and Weber carburetor, an MGA gets charging system, ignition and choke repairs, a Jensen Healey gets ignition work and the carburetors overhauled and an MGB gets full brakes, suspension and electrical work.
Carburetors undergoing overhaul from the MGB GT, Jaguar XKE and Jensen Healey. There’s a lot to it. Thorough cleaning and replacement of parts like gaskets, floats, needles and seats, damper springs, etc. is just the beginning. Careful bench adjustments of float level and drop, jet centering, damper piston needle height and others is critical.
The real art is in tuning multiple carburetors on the car. This always starts with a strong ignition system. Weak spark, worn distributor shafts, inaccurate base timing, inoperative mechanical and vacuum advance will all kill good carburetion. With spark in good condition the carbs can be adjusted. This includes idle speed, idle mixture, synchronization and sometimes needle adjustments.
Set up properly, side draft carbs provide a superior combination of horsepower, torque, drivability and throttle response. In short, fast and fun.