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Improvements to My Pembleton

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Vincent Mouton

su carb manifold
su carb manifold

I've made a stering wheel from one out of a type A 2cv that has been cut from a scrapped one. I've bought it on "le bon coin" for €20, bought 1 m of flat iron (25x4mm) and used my favorite tools (ie the angle grinder and the MIG) to make a classic look one. Some acurate drilling and filling was needed but nothing impossible for the impatient and mildly skilled guy that I am.

I intent to add a lever for the chocke (á la Morgan, when it was the accelerator) and also some sisal binding on the rim to add 'comfort'. I'm also lookiing for a small cap for the center, but for sure, this will be something recycled from a jam or paint pot.

su carb manifold
su carb manifold

I will also keep the 2cv engine in a first time (I love guzzi small block) but modified to take a single SU carb. I've used the original intake, but i've butchered it with the help of some central heating pipe angle, and also my angle grinder and welder! Pictures of the build are sadly lost: the most interresting part was to make a "T" out of two elbows cut and welded together to joint the two half pipes.

The flange for the carb has been cut from somr flat 8mm iron that were lying here, flattened with sand paper on a thick glass to ensure perfect sealing with the carb. The SU is coming from a Mini 850 so I hope that with some needle/oil/spring adjustment it will work!

Next time, I will send details about my alternator installation and maybe my windscreen one!

Best regards

Vincent Mouton


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