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08/04/2003 12:02:45   Oscar Tellechea   I wish to instal a twin choke carb (Solex)+ correspondent inlet manifold in a 1971 V4. Where can I get the correct manifold gasket? Can anyone help? Thank's  
08/04/2003 20:57:06   jake   hi oscar where did you get this solex tiwn in choke and manifold what make of engine is from was it fitted to a saab v4 you will have to give us a clue cos i want one to was it from an american 1700v4? lets solve the mistery  
08/04/2003 22:37:42   ian   Oscar,
I think you will find that the twin choke carb uses the same inlet manifold gasket as on a standard V4 engine. The gaskets are readily obtained by most engine rebuilders. If you get stuck, try Highgate Saabpart www.highgatesaab.com

Jake,
The carb and inlet mainfold could easily have come from a Saab as they were fitted as standard to the very late V4 models in Europe. The Saab S&R catalogue mentions Solex twin-choke carbs as a part in several of the tuning kits. As for the Yanks, I think that their 1700 engines were fitted with single barrel carbs as standard....but a twin choke tuning kit was available. It's quite possible that the manifold and carb started life on a 1700 V4 Capri or Taunus.
Cheers,
Ian
 
08/04/2003 22:53:45   ian   Jake,
If you're UK-based, try Ian Studley on the south coast (somewhere like Hastings or Eastbourne), as he's usually got a couple to sell. They're not particularly cheap!
Cheers,
Ian  
14/04/2003 14:24:07   Steve H   Do you mean the carb gasket or main maniford to head gasket? If its the carb then just get a sheet of gasket paper and make your own. My twin choke has been running for years like this with out a hitch. If its the head to maniford, is this any different than the normal one?

Steve H  
16/04/2003 20:10:18   louis   No the gaskets are the same for single choke and dual choke carbs, but if you have enlarged inlet ports you need special gasket!  


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