[ROVERNET - UK] SU needle valve interchange MGC and P6 2000TC
vmitps at netspace.net.au
Tue Aug 14 12:08:21 BST 2007
69 TCs had HS8
Early TCs had HD8, like my 68. The floats are hinged though.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Slatskars" <slatskars at comcast.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] SU needle valve interchange MGC and P6 2000TC
> I am thinking that you have "H" or "HD" type SU's rather than "HS" type.
> The "H's" and "HD's" are the only ones with a free floating float. The
> float needles should be the same no matter what the size. You really do
> need to determine what type of carburetors that you do have. I have
> vehicles with all four types of SU's and know them reasonably well.
> A single HD-8 is used on 3 liter P-5's. Some models of Jaguar use dual
> HD-8's. A good source of information would be Moss motors as they stock
> parts for Jaguars also. I personally have had good luck with gross jets. I
> had a brand new set of H-4's that one of them would flood. I cleaned and
> checked the float needle everyway possible, but could not get it to
> function properly. Changed them over to Gross Jets and the problem went
> away. The car never ran smoother.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nathan Obuch" <nathanobuch at yahoo.com>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 6:40 PM
> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] SU needle valve interchange MGC and P6 2000TC
>> Greetings, Rovernetters,
>> I have a '69 TC with HS8 carbs (AUD254.) I am having
>> trouble with my float bowls overflowing...the floats
>> haven't sunk, so I'm pretty sure I need new needle
>> valves. I noticed that the MGC also uses HS8's, so I
>> was just thinking of ordering needle valves from
>> Victoria British. I also noticed that in the
>> illustration for the MGC, the floats are hinged to the
>> float bowl lids, where as on my Rover, the floats are
>> free floating- so I'm concerned that the needle valves
>> might be different.
>> Does anyone have a definitive answer?
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