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#1 RAP260

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:34 PM

Hi all ,

A question posted by Oldmates260 has prompted me to enquire about available SU rebuilding services in Australia.

I'm looking for info from anyone who has used an Australian company to rebuild/restore their SU's.

While Z Therapy is very appealing , the Australian dollar makes it a very expensive exercise. Midel Pty appear in searches , but has anyone used them for their zed ?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers ,

Robert

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 07:23 PM

http://www.carburettorservice.com.au/

I've had work done on SU's there (re-bushing the throttle shafts), great service and quite cheap.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:31 PM

http://www.carburettorservice.com.au/

I've had work done on SU's there (re-bushing the throttle shafts), great service and quite cheap.


Right near me, thanks!

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:48 AM

I think this is the guy who has been recommended to me by a number or people as being a very good su rebuilder/tuner. Not sure on prices. Only 2 mechanics mentioned to me in Tassie as being such gurus and I'm pretty sure this is one (claims of being able to just plug carbs back on and require no tuning from a couple of people).

http://www.gumtree.c...ania/1005355966

https://m.facebook.c...255282818003372

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 08:25 AM

I've also had CSC recommended to me as the duck's nuts when it comes to tuning/servicing carbies.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 11:01 AM

The one I mentioned your looking at anywhere up to about $280 per carb depending on what's wrong (butterflies/shafts/kit only).

Also has stopped getting them set for the car, too much work for the price.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 11:11 AM

The one I mentioned your looking at anywhere up to about $280 per carb depending on what's wrong (butterflies/shafts/kit only).

Also has stopped getting them set for the car, too much work for the price.


Was checking out his Facebook page , nice work , impressed. Fair price.

Any connection with Pro-carb Australia ?

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 01:22 PM

Ah not to my knowledge. He was great to deal with earlier when I rang him. Very helpful for my own su questions. For needle issues I still think the wogsrus post with the google doc is the best ('help identify my/these carbs' thread)

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:49 AM

I did a fair bit of research and went with the Z Therapy fully manufactured SU's which includes the roller bearing throttle shafts.

Apart from looking great ,combined with some headwork I am extremely satisfied with the end result.

Cost is definately a factor ,but at the end of day I wasn't going to save much locally and was intent on the best possible outcome.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:05 AM

Hey Ozzi ,

Firstly , That engine bay looks absolutely fantastic , nice work.

Did you just get the carbs done ? , or did you get the intake and heat sheild done as well ?



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:24 AM

What's the size of the SU throttle shaft? I have needle roller bearings on my FCR's that have a seal on the outer edge to stop air leaks. Perhaps they could be a drop in replacement. I can measure them if anyone wants.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:56 AM

What's the size of the SU throttle shaft? I have needle roller bearings on my FCR's that have a seal on the outer edge to stop air leaks. Perhaps they could be a drop in replacement. I can measure them if anyone wants.


Please do, I want to do this mod.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:57 AM

Hey mate give Bob at CF performance a call here in Toowoomba - (07) 4633 3400

He did some work on my carbies (replacing parts and jets) and tuned them so he might be worth a shot

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 11:08 AM

I stumbled on this a while ago. I assume a similar process would be required to install you're own bearings.

http://www.chicagola.../1001/jasw.html


Hey Matt , didn't realise there was anyone locally who would be interested in SU's. Cheers.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 11:29 AM



[/quote]Hey Matt , didn't realise there was anyone locally who would be interested in SU's. Cheers.
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yeah he should be able to play with the SU's but like i said he had done my dellortos and has tuned my mates weber on his Moke too. but doesnt hurt to give him a call and find out

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:04 PM

5/16th I.D. Is 8mm which is the same shaft size as the FCR needle rollers.

I'll take some pictures, get part numbers and measurements tonight.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:23 PM

5/16th I.D. Is 8mm which is the same shaft size as the FCR needle rollers.

I'll take some pictures, get part numbers and measurements tonight.


Unfortunately I can't provide any accurate measurements. This is the best I could do. I get about 10mm OD.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:45 PM




Did you just get the carbs done ? , or did you get the intake and heat sheild done as well ?
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Thanks . No I did the intake manifold and heat shield with a Dremel and then plenty of Autosol. Had the rocker and timing covers professionally polished , thermatstat housing and headers HPC coated. Many other pieces where either gold zinc coated or chromed.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:00 PM

Ok so the SU shaft is 10mm then. Perhaps the SU size will be the next bearing up in this range?

I purchased spares for my setup through SKF bearings.
Specs are:
I.D 8mm
O.D 12mm
Length 9.89mm

They have about ten needle rollers and the pinkish bit is the shaft seal. It's only on one side of the bearing.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:11 PM

Just adding a link here to a previous topic where we discussed some of this stuff.
http://www.viczcar.c...ic,15508.0.html




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