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Old 08-06-21, 07:47 AM
David C David C is offline
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Thank you, Geoff.

Hard to decide, then, but the SUs may win the day for smooth running.
Originality is not a worry as I will keep the single Solex 85 engine as a spare.
Clearly a bit more urge is required as the first owner found this lacking and Bristol swapped his diff for a 405 ratio. Fine for running about locally, but not so clever on the motorway.

I think we will have to agree to disagree on overdrives. In my opinion the 403 is far better to drive since I fitted it. It does need the 405 back axle ratio to go with it, though.

I plan to fit a 123 distributor to get around mechanical wear issues and to benefit from vacuum advance. Any thoughts on whether pumped carburettors would be better in this instance?
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