I don't wish to disillusion you but there is no reason, other than impact or
force damage, to junk a carb as virtually everything can be replaced or
repaired on these carbs. I recently rebuilt a very bad single carb (1300FWD)
by drilling and reaming the body and fitting new spindle bushes, new
spindle, butterfly, needle and jet, all these things are readily available
new, here in the UK. However, if you could find some one like myself in your
locality they would probably love to educate you in the finer art of
rebuilding balancing and tuning carbs, I have a couple of lads that I am
teaching these and other "secrets" to. Come on someone, volunteer!
----- Original Message -----
From: Philip Haldeman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2000 7:15 AM
Subject: Junk TR6 carburetor psychology
> Here's my psychology: As an amateur with little mechanical experience, I
> am reluctant to use my really nice, and nicely tuned, TR6 as a "learning
> tool". Can anyone sympathize with this problem? For example, a couple of
> you sent instructions about how to take apart the carburetor---either in
> part (to empty dashpot oil) or in large part (to replace an "O" ring).
> What I need is a duplicate carburetor for educational purposes, i.e.
> something I'm not afraid to take apart. I went to the junkyard that
> carries a lot of British parts. They only keep "restorable" carburetors
> and charge $45 for them---too much for my simple purpose. The guy says
> that some things go wrong that can't be fixed, such as the jets, but that
> they throw those away. He also says they don't get them much anymore.
> Would it make sense to ask if any of you have a TR6 carburetor that's been
> junked, but is complete? My '72 TR6 Stromberg carbs say CD-2 175 on them,
> I believe. I don't know if there's an early and a late type, but I'd like
> to get the correct one. Would anybody care to just mail one to me for
> "postage and handling"? Is this a stupid question? A stupid idea? Feel
> --Phil Haldeman