What oil do you use in a SU carb?
The first is SU Damper Oil, which is a straight 20 grade and comes in a handy 125ml bottle. This oil is for use where the carburetter is fitted with a damper inside the piston and can be used on all SU, Zenith and CD carburetters.
How much oil does a SU carburettor take?
Fill that inner tube to about 1/4″ below its top. Do not fill above the top of that inner tube. As stated above, overfilling won’t hurt anything but you should develop a feel for how much oil should be in there. Oil above the top of that inner most tube will just get sucked out of the carb and burned.
Are SU carbs any good?
The SU is a good carburetor, fairly inexpensive, easy to tune unless they are warped, and easy to modify except for metering needles. I do not know the current supply of off-the-shelf metering needles. It used to be limited; and when we were still working on SU’s, we made most of our own.
What does Dashpot oil do?
SU DASHPOT OIL is a mineral based oil containing anti-corrosion and anti-wear additives for the lubrication of pistons and dampers in SU and Stromberg carburettors.
What is Dashpot control?
A dashpot has a connecting rod that joins the load to the piston and provides control throughout the stroke, either by extending the connecting rod and piston (“pull” mode) or by causing the connecting rod and piston to retract into the cylinder (“push” mode). Dashpots can also control motion in both directions.
Who makes SU carbs?
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What is a dashpot overload?
23 Dashpot overload relays contain coils that are connected in series with the motor. Dashpot Overload Relays. Dashpot overload relays receive their name from the device used to accomplish the time delay that permits the motor to start. A dashpot timer is basically a container, a piston, and a shaft (FIG. 20).
What does SU carb stand for?
George Skinner together with brothers John and Carl formed the S.U. Carburetter Company in 1910, setting up business in a small workshop in London. The initials S.U. stand for Skinners Union.
Do Weber carbs increase power?
With the right setup and carbs you can make 10-35 hp over a single carb motor. You didn’t say what the max rpm or cubes of the motor would be? A set of 48mm webers will get you to the 8,000 rpm range before falling. A carb will still make more power topend.