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Starbuck Monte johnjulio
Greensboro, NC, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT "Toaster"
1974 MG MGB "The B"
1979 Triumph 1500
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Shitfire"
Hi all, I've been away for a bit...no, I've not been in prison smiling smiley
I hope everybody is doing well.

I'm looking to convert my 79 Spitfire from the ZS carb to a single SU. This involves swaps of old carbs, manifolds,etc. They do SU stuff for our MG's and it looks like many of the other SU applications.

Has anybody here dealt with this company? Their prices seem reasonable and the examples of their work look nice. I'm just not big on shipping off several hundred dollars worth of carbs to people I don't know.


Paltech Technologies LLC

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Jeff Palya
3931 Miller Dr.
Brunswick, OH 44212

Phone: 440-570-1932
Email: micropolishing@paltech1.com



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favedave David Church
Saint Joseph, MO, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT "Marilyn"
1967 MG MGB GT "Marilyn"
1995 Ford Probe "The Probe"
1995 Ford Probe
hey Starbuck,
Just curious, why would you want to go a single SU when Twins would be so much more 'sporting?'

I'm sure Headley or Hap could set you up.

Dave

Starbuck Monte johnjulio
Greensboro, NC, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT "Toaster"
1974 MG MGB "The B"
1979 Triumph 1500
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Shitfire"
In reply to a post by favedave hey Starbuck,
Just curious, why would you want to go a single SU when Twins would be so much more 'sporting?'

Dave
A few reasons Dave...
1. Cost. I can do a complete setup with manifold, 1-3/4" HS6 and everything related for about $300.00. It really would be more bang for my buck since even a moderate performance increase is more than sufficient for me...I have the Corvette for the balls-to-the-wall acceleration.
2. with the single HS6 I'll get much improved performance over the paperweight stock ZS, better tune-ability and easier maintenance than with a dual setup (plus I don't have to buy a dual manifold, linkages, etc.
3. Cost. It costs less.
4. I have extra SU carbs but they will not bolt up to the 1300 manifold and I'd like to keep them on hand anyway for my two MG's
5. did I mention it will cost less than what I just spent on rebuilds for two SU's?

Oh, and it costs less to
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"...They say that a man with two restoration projects is a poor man...I now have three...WTF was I thinking!?!?!?!?!?!?!"

1967 MGB-GT,1979 MGB roadster, 1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 1974 MGB Roadster (retired, giving its life to be a parts car)

My 1974 MGB restoration at: http://mgbproject.blogspot.com/
My 1979 Spitfire restoration at: http://spitfire1500project.blogspot.com/
My 1967 MGB-GT restoration at: http://mgbgtproject.blogspot.com/

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badams500 Bruce Adams
Springfield, Virginia, USA   USA
1980 MG MGB
I bought a rebuilt ZS from Jeff through ebay. Service was good, and the carburetor ran well, got very good mileage, and looked like new.

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mk2sprite Michael Knaub
NY, USA   USA
Jeff is my guy
I have had 4 sets of SU's done by him.
He is excellent and his polishing process is the best, carbs look and perform amazing.
Very good tech advise too

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lake charles, LA, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA "Maggie"
1963 MG MGB
1972 MG MGB "Sweet Thing"
1974 MG MGB GT "None Yet"    & more
$450 to rebuild my pair of SUs... Is that a good deal?????




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Chicago Ray Raymond Kunst
Chicago, IL, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB "Brittany"
In reply to a post by badams500 I bought a rebuilt ZS from Jeff through ebay. Service was good, and the carburetor ran well, got very good mileage, and looked like new.

x3 on Jeff!



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bleteaches6 Silver Member Lee Orphan
Bonney Lake, WA, USA   USA
Monte

If you have extra carbs, get a 1500 intake from the UK and you can use the carbs

Fairfield, CA, USA   USA
In reply to a post by Blake Sonnier $450 to rebuild my pair of SUs... Is that a good deal?????

about right. a lot depends on the condition the carbs are in when received.



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SUs, Datsun 5-speed

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B-racer Jeff Schlemmer
Shakopee, MN, USA   USA
1950 Willys Jeep Pickup "Ratrod"
1971 MG MGB
2014 Dodge Charger
It'll run a lot like a Weber DGV, low on top end power. But I know Jeff Palya personally, and I'd recommend his work. You may also want to call Joe Curto and talk to him directly about the same thing, for a 2nd professional opinion and a second cost estimate from the one man who seriously knows everything about SUs. You may be surprised on pricing. Joe has a HUGE inventory of carbs for sale. HUGE.



jeff@advanceddistributors.com

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