> I recently purchased a 1974 TR6. It is equipped with two Zenith-Stromberg
> 175 CD-2 carburetors. Fuel is leaking from the connections on the
> carburetors. The car has been stored for the past 8 years. The car has
> 95,000 original miles. What should be my procedure with the carburetors.
> Should they be rebuilt, or just well cleaned and new fuel lines and vacuum
> hoses installed? I was given a Haynes manual on the Triumph, but it only
> references the Stromberg 150CD carburetor. Are the 175 CD-2 carburetors
> original equipment, and are the repair and maintenance the same as the 150CD?
> If not, where can I get a manual on the 175 CD-2 carburetor?
The 175 carbs are original to the '74 engine. Specifically, they should
be Zenith-Stromberg 175 CDSEVX carbs (3613R or L on small brass tags
mounted to carbs). Haynes has an excellent tech manual (#10240)
covering the Weber, ZS, and SU carbs. Well worth the $16.
In my opinion, based on similar recent experience, I would decide on
rebuild based on how the engine runs initially. I would repair leaks at
the fittings and replace lines, then see if the car will run/drive with
some tweaking. I'll eventually rebuild mine, but for now, after a good
cleaning and tuning of the engine, I've got a solid driver.
1972 TR6 (driver)
1970 Spitfire Mk.3 (under the knife)