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#1 Pollarized

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:26 AM

Hi all, when i bought my car the guy was good enough to include a set of 175 triple su's, rebuild kits and even a book on rebuilding them. Now that i have the car RWC and registered i am looking to get the 202 (spare motor) in and i want to run the triples. My question is what is the best way to clean them up before i do anything else? As you can see the carbs and manifold look pretty crappy. Research has me looking at everything from soda blasting to CLR to Coke (the drink kind :D ) I'm sure some of you guys have travelled this road before.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:28 AM

Hdyroblast would be best

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:16 PM

Yep water blasting/ hydro blasting is the go. Did up some Webers a while back, they cam \e up fabulously.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:21 PM

Yep water blasting/ hydro blasting is the go. Did up some Webers a while back, they cam \e up fabulously.


Did you re-colour the webbers after the hydrablasting ? For that original look.

& yep hydrablasting is the only way to go.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:35 PM

Thanks guys, hadn't heard of this. Will see if i have someone local that does it.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:40 PM

How soon are you doing the triples mate ? Gary

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:30 PM

No didn't bother as going on to a race engine, extra weight and all that LOL



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:16 PM

How soon are you doing the triples mate ? Gary

I will probably be doing them within a few weeks



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:47 PM

By the way, fyi they are not SU’s but Strombergs. Common mistake, but XU1’s had Strombergs. Is that a genuine Holden manifold too?

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 01:07 PM

Looks to be a early 72 set of xu1 strombergs on factory manifold

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:35 AM

By the way, fyi they are not SU’s but Strombergs. Common mistake, but XU1’s had Strombergs. Is that a genuine Holden manifold too?

 Thanks for the correction, very new to the Torana world and learning all the time. Unsure as to the manifold, is there a way to check where the carbs and manifold started life?



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:51 AM

This would be a good  starting point - remove the air cleaner assemblies and note any numbers stamped into the face of carbs where the backing plates mount.

Depending on the numbers present, you may get a few private messages through the forum asking if you want to sell them .



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:01 AM

Double post

Edited by Pollarized, 07 April 2018 - 11:13 AM.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:11 AM

Thanks for that Kockum, had a look and two of them are stamped 949 TA and one is stamped 949 TB



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:13 PM

Ok - a matching set of early 72 LJ XU1  carbs on the genuine Holden manifold [ after market manifolds don't have the firing order on them].

Worth big bucks - I hate seeing people get ripped off .

Approx value in my opinion - $ 1,OOO , NO BULL.



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:19 PM

I should also point out that I have my late 73 matching set and therefore have no interest in possibly buying these.



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 06:42 PM

Thanks for that Kockum, had a look and two of them are stamped 949 TA and one is stamped 949 TB


Middle & outer 2. & i don't think they're worth a fortune unrestored, there's quite a number of hours in restoring them completely to a concours or near concours finish. I'm not talking about your adveridge joes type job.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:11 PM

Yep, a lot of dough to be spent on them to be ready to bolt on.

 

949 TB should be the vac line carb. NO1.

 

949 TA - carbs 2 and 3 .



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:46 PM

I sold a set of these for 1000 bucks near on 10 Yr ago



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:44 AM

Ok - a matching set of early 72 LJ XU1  carbs on the genuine Holden manifold [ after market manifolds don't have the firing order on them].

Worth big bucks - I hate seeing people get ripped off .

Approx value in my opinion - $ 1,OOO , NO BULL.

Nobody will be getting "ripped off" as they aren't for sale. Was just curious, thanks for the help.






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