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Strombergs v. Webers Advice please

PostPost by: tonycharente » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:19 pm

I am of course NOT in anyway biased (!!!!) but I think the highest roadtest top speed in period on a standard car was for an S4 SE coup? on Strombergs. Indeed there are those who would suggest that the ONLY reason the Elan Sprint had a lower 0-60 time was its use of a lower rear axle ratio (to overcome the extra weight - they did it again with the Elise...), although I'm sure the go-faster stripe down each side will have helped.

Enough worms in the can yet?


:lol: Tony (S4SE coup? and early model S1 Elise....) :lol:
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:41 pm

OK, OK you guys have persuaded me. Instead of wasting money on my fuel guzzling, overrated Dell'ortos, I shall ditch them and go Strombergs.

I know it is a small chance, but perhaps someone can be tricked into trading me straight up ......... :shock:
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PostPost by: tonycharente » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:57 pm

elancoupe wrote:OK, OK you guys have persuaded me. Instead of wasting money on my fuel guzzling, overrated Dell'ortos, I shall ditch them and go Strombergs.

I know it is a small chance, but perhaps someone can be tricked into trading me straight up ......... :shock:


Very kind, but No thanks - I forgot to mention that with a RHD drive car the Strombergs also ease access to the brake and clutch master cylinder top-up caps and to the distributor. I suspect the Stromberg set-up is also a fair bit lighter, easier to balance, harder to flood.
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PostPost by: [email protected] » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:07 pm

hi have just read your topic, i myself have just converted a s4 to road/race spec , and have made a adapter manifold for a single webber/ delorto carb ,i have used a webber45, with exceptional results , pulling 135 bhp @6500 on standard engine, the manifold is easy to fit can be fitted in about1hour, and the great thing you dont have to worry about carb balance , no need to have electric pump. if you would like a pic email me , [email protected] cheers del
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