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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:53 am

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:07 am

also interesting in how its turned into a 130 /4 model when made in 1968 :shock:

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:47 pm

rgh0 wrote:also interesting in how its turned into a 130 /4 model when made in 1968 :shock:

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Must be the pre-production prototype Big Valve cam cover. :twisted:
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:11 pm

Salut

All that said it does look nicely finished (if not completely original) and the ad is more honest than a lot I've seen.

If it sells well it's a good omen for the value of ours.

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PostPost by: jono » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:30 pm

it looks lovely despite the non original colour (which I happen to think looks great), but ...oohh those carpets and steering wheel :shock:
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PostPost by: gt6_guy » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:48 pm

We recently installed a Mikuni kit from http://www.prirace.com. It's a complete kit with K&Ns, hardware, and throttle cable set up for a left-hand drive '69 Plus 2.

http://prirace.com/page/triumph-gt6-mikuni-flat-slide-
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:25 pm

Salut gt6_guy

Tell us more, please. Like why, how and results.

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PostPost by: gt6_guy » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:47 pm

Hello Vernon! The car is waiting on a new fuel tank so I'll update the thread in a few weeks.

The original Strombergs needed rebuilt and I had already used Chris Cancelli's products in the past on Triumphs and just thought this would be a fun, easy project. Mikunis are a little lighter in weight than the Stromberg setup and they bolt right on. Plus Chris Cancelli completes backs his products and will ship new jets and answer any questions you may have.

The K&N filters easily slip onto the horn of each Mikuni making them easy to remove and clean. The Strombergs are now in a box and will keep them for future use if the next owner wants to re-install them.

I'll write back in a few weeks.

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PostPost by: Carlos A » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:57 am

Any update on this? I am thinking about going this route. Best Carlos
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PostPost by: Carlos A » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:36 am

I hope you guys are still around to give us an update on this conversion. Best Carlos
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PostPost by: gt6_guy » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:53 pm

Hi Carlos- George Ross installed the Mikunis. They really pull strong in the upper RPMs and I like how they look. Cold starting is like any other carb and the choke is needed.

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PostPost by: Carlos A » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:13 pm

Thanks a lot for the update. I am going to call George at George's Restoration about this. Best Carlos
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PostPost by: bengalcharlie » Wed May 11, 2016 5:48 am

Hi
I am very keen to find out how these carbs perform. any feedback from lotus elan owners welcome. cheers robin
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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu May 12, 2016 3:50 pm

I'm curious to know more as well. The Prirace site seems to be defunct though.
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PostPost by: bengalcharlie » Fri May 20, 2016 12:39 am

hi Guys

I feel a tat frustrated. :cry: trying to get a response out of the people selling these kits seems to be quite a challenge. :oops: I will keep on trying, and I will promise to report back with any information. seems like an awesome piece of kit. I am very excited about a possible alternative to the Stromberg/SU scenario.


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