The pros and cons

Installing bike carburettors has proved to be a major improvement for the car, for the following reasons:

There are some disadvantages, however:

The final verdict

I started this conversion as a winter project, aiming to get the car ready in early Spring. In the end it was mid-June before I finally got the car near-enough right and, with British summers as they are, I wasted a lot of driving time. Despite all that, I am glad I did the change - the old Weber DGV carb was complicated, getting old, and was difficult to keep in a reliable state of tune. The new carbs are much more effective, possibly 20 years younger, and in almost every respect far superior.

The only thing I'd say to anyone contemplating a similar conversion is "don't under-estimate the time it will take, or the difficulty you may have in getting parts." However, if you can build a car you can get over most problems, and hopefully can find solutions to the rest.

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