I was under the impression that CA Spitfires got the single
stromberg in 1969 -- I'm not 100% sure, but several sourses lead me
to believe so...one being the vicky brit catalog. Yeah the twin SU's
say 62-70 but check the ZS listing and it mentions something about
69-80 or 70-80....perhaps yours is Fedspec...
I hope I'm not the bearer of real bad news....
Hi all -
> My '70 Spit Mk 3 is nearing completion, and I'm beginning to think
> (worry, actually) about getting it through Smog Check. This posting is
> prompted by one that Tom Monson sent a day or two ago.
> I have had this car since 1979, and it had twin SUs when I got it and
> has passed smog several times in the past, though it has been
> non-operational since 1991. I believe the engine to be original as it
> was a very low mileage car when I bought it.
> Somewhere I got the impression that there were 1970 Mark 3s that were
> delivered with SUs as opposed to the Stromberg 150. I'm not sure where
> I got this impression, other than from my own car, but I note that the
> VB catalog lists the SU application as 1967 - 1970.
> First, is this correct and can I prove it?
> Second, Tom Monson mentioned that during his smog check he was given
> grief because he was supposed to have a carb marked 150CD, not just
> CD. This seems like pretty detailed information for a smog station to
> be looking at on a 27 year old British import- are they required to do
> a reference check of such things? Tom - were you at a state referee?
> Third, do any other California owners of 1970 Mark 3s have twin SUs
> that they believe are original? If so, what were your smog check
> experiences like?
> Thanks in advance!
> Yours very truly and living in fear of Smog II,
> Tom Schmitz
> 1970 Spitfire Mark 3
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