The MGA Restoration Project
Page Twenty: Star of the Tech Session
On April 5th, Matt led one of the regular
tech sessions for the
MG Car Club Northwest Centre on the
topic of carburetors. The MGA, with its recently Hammerite'ed chassis
and body components, formed an intriguing backdrop for the event.
Helping to illustrate the carburetor talk were the original SU H4s from the
car (top), as well as the aftermarket Weber conversion kit (left) put on
the engine by a previous owner. SUs are so simple and reliable it's hard
to understand the attraction some people have to the Webers, except perhaps
that they "look like an American carburetor." Needless to say,
the Weber isn't going back on the engine.
After the session, enthusiastic MGCC members crowded around the MGA,
admiring the progress as Matt explained some of the work he'd done.
Although MG is known in the US primarily as a manufacturer of roadsters,
in the 1930s it produced several large luxury cars, including the type
SA Saloon (left) and the Tickford-bodied WA (right).
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