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Title: SU Linkage Parts
Post by: march2020 on February 14, 2020, 03:13:48 PM
I am doing a bare metal up restoration of a 1980 MGB Roadster, converting it to chrome and installing an SD1 3500 V8, five speed box and a V8 back axle.  I have a modified SD1 plenum and a matching fabricated inlet adaptor to mount the two SD1 HIF6 carbs, See the photos.

What I am missing at this time is the original factory V8 linkages between the carburetors as these are no longer available.  I see on eBay some linkage bits which I may be able to adapt to suit the twin HIF6 set-up.

Do you know of any source in the USA of SU linkage pieces which I could buy to recreate the original factory V8 set up on the MGB GT V8 with the cast aluminium adaptor, part BHH988?
Jim Barin
Title: Re: SU Linkage Parts
Post by: JohnTwist on February 14, 2020, 03:21:29 PM
That body shell is looking VERY nice!

The only two people in the USA that come to mind are:

Joe Curto who is the SU king in the country:  joecurto@aol.com and

Paul Dierschow of Sportscar Craftsmen in Denver, Colorado:  mowogman@comcast.net  CPaul has SO MANY used parts.

Maybe one of these guys has a clue or can point you to someone who can assist.
John H. Twist
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