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Telly
02-24-2007, 01:11 PM
So what's the scoop on the Weber 45 MCHH? Are they new on the market? Looks interesting and reasonably priced.

Any body try them yet?

Terry

'72 TR6

DNK
02-24-2007, 02:54 PM
Interesting. Where are those weber experts on this???

MadMarx
02-24-2007, 05:02 PM
they are MG carbs.
Weber used the normal DCOE housing but only one barrel works, the other oen is removed...

Were made from about 1975 onwards

DNK
02-24-2007, 05:05 PM
The photos don't look like a DCOE with only 1 barrel. Looks to skinny

MadMarx
02-24-2007, 05:10 PM
I have seen that carb on a MGB at the race track. Looked like a half DCOE to me.

martx-5
02-24-2007, 05:20 PM
Here's some info from the Weber site. (https://www.webercarbsdirect.com/New_Weber_Products_Available_s/96.htm)

One of the guys in our club works at a NAPA dealer and is selling them. He brought one in to a meeting a couple of months ago. It looks like a DCOE with one of the barrels (chokes) lopped off. They will basically replace a 1.75" SU or Stromberg. In the case of a dual carb setup, you would need two of them.

My personal take on SU's, Strombergs and Webers, is that if I had my choice for a stock or mildly modified engine, I'd stick with SU's...and if I had a TR6, I'd have three SU's on it and that would be enough fuel/air to support as much engine mods as I could stand without having a completly intractable car.

DNK
02-24-2007, 05:45 PM
From the photo it looks like a DCOE body with the barrel in the middle.

Monkeywrench
02-24-2007, 06:01 PM
SU's are a very capable carb. If I were going to make any modifications to an engine whatsoever, I would replace strombergs with a SU's. Mildly modified 1 3/4" carbs will and have supported 4cyl MG race motors with 200+hp (well depending on whose dyno you use /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whistle.gif ). They are also great on a "hot" street motor. A triple H6 set-up should be good for 290hp or so, all the while producing a ton of torque.

"My personal take on SU's, Strombergs and Webers, is that if I had my choice for a stock or mildly modified engine, I'd stick with SU's...and if I had a TR6, I'd have three SU's on it and that would be enough fuel/air to support as much engine mods as I could stand without having a completly intractable car"

Exactly! Just like any carb, set up correctly, they'll be great on the street.

swift6
02-25-2007, 04:31 PM
Mildly modified 1 3/4" carbs will and have supported 4cyl MG race motors with 200+hp (well depending on whose dyno you use /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whistle.gif ). They are also great on a "hot" street motor. A triple H6 set-up should be good for 290hp or so, all the while producing a ton of torque.


Yeah, some EXTREMELY optimistic dynos.

Monkeywrench
02-25-2007, 04:52 PM
Optimistic, sure.. but it's not far off

Also from some old carb literature, H(S)6's are quoted to be able to support aprox. 90hp with each carb.

MadMarx
02-25-2007, 05:17 PM
The best English racing TR6 do have about 260 - 270 HP,

and the best MG's from Dutch do have 175 Hp.

swift6
02-25-2007, 06:26 PM
The best English racing TR6 do have about 260 - 270 HP,

and the best MG's from Dutch do have 175 Hp.

Sure, but nowhere near streetable.

Back to the 45MCHH though, I also heard it was used/possibly originally produced for use on BIG V-Twins for the Harley crowd. Like this (https://www.webercarbsdirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Extensive_Search=Y&Search=45+MCHH&Search.x=8&Search.y=12)

martx-5
02-26-2007, 07:50 AM
Yes, that was mentioned by the guy in our club who is selling those carbs. Funny thing, years ago a very popular replacement carb for the Harley crowd were the SU's. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/thumbsup.gif

MadMarx
02-26-2007, 08:13 AM
Back to the 45MCHH though, I also heard it was used/possibly originally produced for use on BIG V-Twins for the Harley crowd. Like this (https://www.webercarbsdirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Extensive_Search=Y&Search=45+MCHH&Search.x=8&Search.y=12)

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