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roofinwilly
04-22-2004, 07:04 PM
Can't remember what SU stands for - Help graemlins/thirsty.gif - too much

Dave Russell
04-22-2004, 08:06 PM
A quote from Skip Burns;

"Some History: The “S.U.” in S.U. carburetors stands for Skinners Union. At the turn of the last century, there was a shoe company in England called Lilley and Skinner. The Skinner side of the company was one George H. Skinner, a genius of sorts, and in 1905 he was granted a patent on the SU carburetor. He soon teamed with his brother, Thomas Carlyle Skinner to produce a working model. Their small workshop was located in London. Using their knowledge of the shoe industry, it’s not surprising to learn that the first carburetors used leather bellows. As production increased the business moved to a larger facility, still located in London. WW I and the recession that followed slowed production, but the company managed to survive. Indeed, several quality car manufacturers of the time such as Bentley, Invicta and Napier used SU carbs on their engines. Morris Motors purchased the S.U. Carburetter Company in 1926 and the operation was transferred to Birmingham alongside the Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd. Factory. Morris Motors formed the S.U. Carburetter Company, Ltd. in 1936 after total acquisition. With the onset of WW II, the company manufactured carbs for Spitfires and Hurricanes of Battle of Britain fame. In 1976, the company became a part of a division of Service and Parts for British Leyland called SU/Butec, which eventually failed causing SU to lose its name and become Austin Rover Fuel Systems. Fortunately for us, a company called Burlen Fuel Systems, Ltd. rescued the SU logo and it is this company that presently manufactures all SU carbs prior to the HIF44E (horizontal integral float) and SU electrical and mechanical fuel pumps. Burlen’s web site is www.Burlen.co.uk." (https://www.Burlen.co.uk.)
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roofinwilly
04-22-2004, 08:41 PM
Thanks D.R.
I knew I knew that
Some of that
It sucks getting old graemlins/cryin.gif

Basil
04-22-2004, 09:29 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by roofinwilly:
Thanks D.R.
I knew I knew that
Some of that
It sucks getting old graemlins/cryin.gif <hr></blockquote>

As long as you can remember where you live your in good shape images/icons/grin.gif