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Re: HS4 Flooding problem

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Subject: Re: HS4 Flooding problem
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 18:40:50 -0700 had this to say:

>In a message dated 5/8/99 4:40:40 PM SA Eastern Standard Time, 
> writes:
>> THAT makes sense... I suppose you could say, if radials were so good, 
>>  they would be standard. Go back to bias-ply!
>So could you name ONE current production car sold in the US that does not 
>have radials?  Inquiring minds want to know.
Perhaps you didn't pick up that my comment "THAT makes sense..." was 
intended to be facetious...

In the context of my message, referring to the MGB, a car last built in 
1980, and last built with SU carburetors in the 1970's, I was making the 
analogy that if one insists that the SU original jet design is superior 
to the Grose-Jet because it was "standard", then one might as well claim 
that bias-ply tires, as fitted to the same vehicle when new, are also 
superior because they were "standard". Does that make my point clear? 

One might prefer Grose-Jets for functional reasons, or one might prefer 
the original jets for whatever reason, but my contention was merely that 
it is not a valid argument to say "if Grose-Jets are so good they would 
have been standard" if Grose-Jets (or radials or whatever technology) 
were not invented at the time the car was designed.

Anyway I don't want to go on about this, since I was merely addressing a 
perceived flaw in logic, as well as mildly defending Grose-Jets; which 
work for me, but of course, YMMV...



Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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