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Old March 31st, 2016, 09:42 PM
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3.5 SU carbs...

anyone has a set laying around they no longer need ? Just thinking it might be easier for me to send in a set for rebuilt while I have another on my truck... I won't get too confused installing the set when it comes back after 4 months...
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Old March 31st, 2016, 10:07 PM
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If you intend to have yours rebuilt. IMHO, it'd be prudent to go with an Edelbrock manifold and Holley/Weber carb as a back-up or alternative.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 10:56 PM
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It's British why mess with Holley I don't think SU's are bad I even like them. I searched for SU posts there are very few, Holley posts everywhere
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It's British why mess with Holley I don't think SU's are bad I even like them. I searched for SU posts there are very few, Holley posts everywhere
there is a reason a buick 215 intake manifold bolts directly onto your 3.5 and its not because its british. you will appreciate the easy, reliability and performance of an edelbrock manifold and edelbrock carb... Quick look at the $100k plus ROW trucks arriving in this country with 3.5s and they are all running this setup. If you are hell bent on the SUs I may have a set in the next couple weeks i was going to use as door stops but Im happy to sell them to you
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Old April 1st, 2016, 08:08 AM
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Yeah. Cut the crap. Get an American carb and intake. The SUs are a pain.
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Only advantage with the SU's are when you get really "off-camber" offroading. The American carbs flood out easily, even with the offroad spring kit added (edelbrock carb, not sure about the Holley). The best combo is the edelbrock manifold and a Holley Pro-Jection. Hit the key and drive, no choke, no warm up, and will work no matter what the truck's angle.


If I had the old SU's I'd give them to you, but I think I tossed them. I'll look in my parts pile when I get home to be sure.
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Old April 1st, 2016, 09:50 AM
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Get an American carb...
Magneti Marelli is a funny name for an American company...
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The best combo is the edelbrock manifold and a Holley Pro-Jection.
You can just can a 14CUX setup from a junkyard for next to nothing if you want EFI.
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Its been 30 years since I played with SU carbs on Minis.
My Doctor wants me to reduce Carb intake....
Like everything it takes a while to understand them.
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Old April 1st, 2016, 10:39 AM
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I figured my holley bashing would get me some PM with offers for SU's and my inbox is full. thank you. I would never put a Holley on my V8, it's a safety hazard on a step hill no thanks. And to the edel / holley pro set up sounds like interesting parts hunt once you crap out. keep it stock keep it simple.
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