CARBIE CON­FU­SION

Motor (Australia) - - THE VENT -

En­joy­ing the Holden trib­ute is­sue mag­a­zine guys. Well done thus far (I’m up to page

83). Was a bit of a buzz to see my trea­sured and much loved VFII Com­modore in your mag­a­zine, too, es­pe­cially in such a his­tor­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant edi­tion (my MO­TOR and Wheels col­lec­tion goes back to the mid-’60s). Just wanted to high­light a pos­si­ble er­ror in p83.

I’m pretty sure the triple carbs on the en­gine bay pic are SUs not Strombergs (which, to my knowl­edge, were down draught carbs).

The triple SU combo was very pop­u­lar on both grey mo­tors (us­ing a Repco cross-flow cylin­der head) and the red mo­tor. My dad was tempted to fit them on his very warm 192ci red mo­tor in his EH ute, but went for the dou­ble Strombergs on a Holden X2 man­i­fold.

Paul Free­stone, via Face­book No wor­ries, Paul. Love the mag­a­zine col­lec­tion you have go­ing. And now maybe’s a time it can be put to good use. The XU-1 was fit­ted with triple Stromberg car­bies, suck­ing side-draught.

Short of stick­ing your head un­der an XU-1 for proof, check Mod­ern Mo­tor in

April 1972, page 62. We re­ported so in our first test drive! There’s an in­set pic­ture with cap­tion of them on the bot­tom left. Ap­pre­ci­ate the note, though.

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