• A Little Different DGV Installation...

    Just thought I'd share this here in case any other DGV users (or those contemplating using one) might be interested...

    Although I normally run a DCOE I do have a DGV setup I've run for a short time once before. Having a couple of things I want to change on my DCOE setup, I need to install the DGV so I can continue to drive the car while the DCOE is on the workbench.

    I did have a couple of things I wanted to do to the DGV first:
    - I never liked the awkward position of the mixture screw on the side toward the engine
    - The linkage on the carb would not allow the throttle to fully open! This is an issue I've seen on other DGVs as well

    The solution? Mount the carb 180 degrees from the norm....and rework the linkage. Reversing the carb accomplishes a couple of things.
    - Puts the mixture screw on the side next to the wing so it's easy to see and reach
    - Moves the fuel line connection away from the engine and exhaust manifold heat

    The only issue with reversing the carb on this manifold was that I had to open up the top of the manifold a bit since the 36mm choke was now on the opposite side of the manifold and would have been partially shrouded by the manifold. A few minutes with the Dremel solved that.

    I fixed the linkage issue by mounting a bracket to the bottom of the manifold to hold the part of the old linkage that let the cable turn 90 degrees. That also provides a place to attach the return spring. I made sure the new bracket changed the geometry to allow WOT at the cable's maximum pull.

    Just for kicks, I also decided to fashion a heat shield. Don't know if it's really necessary but, when I ran this carb several years ago, I did get some hard starting issues when trying to restart immediately after a long drive....an issue that seemed to be directly related to heat soak after a hot shut down. The heat shield was cut from a piece of 22 gauge steel and the bottom side covered with some self adhesive Thermo Shield material.

    Maybe I can install it this weekend and see how it works. First I have to go to a bicycle shop and get a new throttle cable

    Attachment 41198

    Attachment 41199

    Attachment 41200
    This article was originally published in forum thread: A little different DGV installation... started by Joe Reed View original post
  • Recent Articles

    David Goble

    SU H6 Carburetor Will Not Decelerate

    I have a 1962 Triumph TR3B with SU H6 carbs. After a recent disassembly, cleaning and reassembly of the carbs the RPM would not return to idle after a load. It continued at an accelerated rate whether... read more
    David Goble 01-03-2019, 01:49 PM

    Categories:

    Technical  Triumph TR3 
  • Recent Forum Posts

    sp53

    Re: Moving a radius on sheet metal patch

    Heck the rubber pad, bezel, and light do not fit that good; you would not see that unless you knew. I had a lot of difficulty around the other edge where

    sp53 Today, 01:28 PM Go to last post
    DrEntropy

    Re: The Good Wife's Guide

    Geez, Mike! Live onna wild side! Eschew all th' legal stuff and simply consider how much safer you are than the Japanese fugu eaters!

    DrEntropy Today, 01:18 PM Go to last post
    sp53

    Re: Finally getting started

    That car looks solid to me, but I cannot see the floors in detail, but I do not see any holes. Anyways those inner rockers look good to me from here.

    sp53 Today, 01:14 PM Go to last post
    sp53

    Re: Handbrake Handle

    Thanks for posting John that was on my list to get parts. Bummer about the hand, that would push me over top. One solution might be to get the slid on

    sp53 Today, 12:59 PM Go to last post
    mikephillips

    Re: Bread.

    Not even just organic chemistry, just a basic introduction would teach the individual symbols and basic elements/compounds. Had my only chemistry in

    mikephillips Today, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  • Recent Blog Posts

    MRC

    Jaguar Series 2 1970 Lucas Ignition Switch

    The Lucas ignition switch, 394150, completely fell apart. It is behind the actual lock and is the type where the steering wheel locks. I've got the thing off the column and verified the part number....

    MRC 12-29-2018 11:49 PM
  • Twitter