It all depends on how it's been jetted.
Mine was re-jetted...way back when...for more power,
air correctors and mains were both changed. (what the numbers are
off hand..i don't remember)
simply leaning it out..it DOES (can) pass MD state insp.....even though I'm
to. (More than twenty years old)
1973 BGT - Daily Driver
1975 Spitfire -in Cherry Shape 1980 Spitfire w/ O/D - in re-hab
email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.teglerizer.com
(all new ..faster menu)
From: Peter S. <email@example.com>
To: Laura Gharazeddine <Laura.G@141.com>; Craig Smith <CraigS@iewc.com>; Terry
L. Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1999 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: BHP ?
But unlike you're arrangement, most of us have to pass some sort of Smog
test - which wouldn't pass with a Weber.
----- Original Message -----
From: Laura Gharazeddine <Laura.G@141.com>
To: Craig Smith <CraigS@iewc.com>; Terry L. Thompson <email@example.com>;
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 1999 8:43 AM
Subject: Re: BHP ?
> Get rid of the Strom-it's slowin' you down, man! (besides-they're
> such a pain!)
> Really, my other spittys had the stock strom-I hated those!@#$ things!
> The Weber is so much easier to live with!
> LG and Nigel
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Craig Smith <CraigS@iewc.com>
> To: <Laura.G@141.com>; Terry L. Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 1999 8:36 AM
> Subject: RE: BHP ?
> > Ok, I believe...
> > I have a question.
> > A stock MKIV
> > Head shaved .020
> > Valve job new rings, bearings
> > Long Flow header
> > Balanced Crank and Pistons
> > Stock Strom.
> > HP ???
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Laura.G@141.com [mailto:Laura.G@141.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, July 29, 1999 10:25 AM
> > To: Terry L. Thompson; email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: BHP ?
> > > has anyone heard of a 1500cc Spit engine being brought above 100 hp?
> > > (I know a twin SU equiped spit is rated at 71 bhp without catalyst.)
> > Yes. When the engine on my car was being rebuilt, the PO had the
> > of
> > racing it-so....it was tweaked. Remember-F1 engines used to be 1500-it's
> > not the size-it's the skill of the mechanic!
> > The engine was completely taken apart. A lot of time and effort was put
> > putting it back together. (Remember-he does this for a living-and he
> > build
> > race cars-) Combined with the headers and side draft Weber...Oil
> > mean
> > every little detail. It's a very fast car. And there haven't been any
> > problems-
> > and I drive it hard. But, he and his son took it out to test it when
> > finished-to see if
> > he could "break" it-and he couldn't (and he drove it REALLY hard!)-it
> > redlines up
> > around 9500.
> > I know that no one on the list believes me-so, I won't even go into the
> > datails-
> > the answer to your question is emphatically YES-given the time, skill
> > money-
> > YES!
> > Laura G. and Nigel
> > > The reason I'm asking is that since an engine swap for another engine
> > (289?
> > > 302?)
> > > is a very daunting task, requiring mods for frame, body, drive-train
> > > suspension,
> > > I'm wondering how effective it would be to have another Spit engine
> > > up with
> > > performance cam, dual point distributor, roller rocker, tubular push
> > > competition valves, dual valve springs, etc. (I'm specing the cost,
> > > seems
> > > a lot more reasonable to do than to modify the car with a larger
> > > block and
> > > drive train.)
> > >
> > > Terry L. Thompson
> > > '76 Spit 1500
> > > Maryland
> > >
> > >
> > >