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Carb Setup
« on: February 08, 2022, 12:36:48 AM »
What’s the best carb setup for a '79 MGB to maximize horsepower?
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Re: Carb Setup
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2022, 11:55:58 AM »
I've driven MGBs for 51 years and have done all sorts of things to them. Regarding SU carbs, they're fine choices but there's absolutely nothing magical about them. Purists love them because they were original. They also look pretty cool. I did get very good at synchronizing them in my first year of ownership – but I got TIRED of having to!

I've used dual HS-4s, dual HS-6s, dual HIF-4s, single Weber 32/36, and dual Weber DCOE 45s. They're all good to great carburetors... but the choice depends on your goals.

When you only address a single component of what is, in fact, a complex whole system you won't realize significant results.
It's okay to start that way – just realize you've only done that... STARTED. To make a big difference, keep on going.
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