Lotus Elan

Stromberg Throttle Bypass - one or two?

PostPost by: JGeezer » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:43 pm

The tired CD-175's I got in the boxes of parts that are supposed to comprise a '69 Elan+2 Federal have some missing bits.

One has a throttle bypass on it next to the temperature compensator, and the other has nothing there at all. Do both carbs get this assembly, or is there some kind of blocking plate that covers the area on one? If I need a second assembly, is it the same as the CD-175-2? (I see a really cheap one on ebay)

Thanks!

Update: I see the parts manual does say 2 are needed for the federals, so I need one. I'm hoping the CD-175-2 assembly will fit :roll:, as I just bought the carb for parts on eBay including shipping for less than Dave Bean wants for that assembly alone.
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PostPost by: rdssdi » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:02 pm

I would send the original and "parts" carbs to Jeff Palya at Paltech Technologies in Brunswick Ohio. (440)570-1932.

He has my "federal" ZS Cd175 carbs at present. I have found he will do the best rebuilding job. He is not cheap. He probably could have rebuilt your original carbs with parts he has on hand.

Good luck!

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PostPost by: JGeezer » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:33 pm

Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely file it away as I'll probably need it after the rebuilds I'm doing myself fail miserably. I have no time pressure on this, so I'm trying to do as much as I can myself and learn enough on the way so maybe the next project won't be as big a disaster :lol: .
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