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 Post subject: Re: H4 brackets
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:14 pm 
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those spring arms are a pain to fit through, a much better option is to use a pair of the short bronze burlen arms to the shaft and fit them pointing upwards and then fit the springs to a pair of drilled id tags that fit to the dash pot screws.

much easier to fit, doesn't scratch the shit out of the bulkhead, looks good and keeps scruitineers happy as the extra springs are easily visible.

I did this on my race car, and a few people have utilised it

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 Post subject: Re: H4 brackets
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:59 pm 
Hi Rich,
I fitted the carbs (and arms) to the manifold and fitted the entire assembly to the engine in one piece. Quite easy to do like this and no problem with spring arm clearance. It's been through scrutineering quite a few times and not had a problem there either. At the end of the day, it's whether you want it correct or you're happy with function.

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 Post subject: Re: H4 brackets
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:04 pm 
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it may be that as mine is a 1071 the lower height just gives them more chance to attack the bulkhead.

drove me round the bend! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: H4 brackets
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:43 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
those spring arms are a pain to fit through, a much better option is to use a pair of the short bronze burlen arms to the shaft and fit them pointing upwards and then fit the springs to a pair of drilled id tags that fit to the dash pot screws.

much easier to fit, doesn't scratch the shit out of the bulkhead, looks good and keeps scruitineers happy as the extra springs are easily visible.

I did this on my race car, and a few people have utilised it


You even have swiftune copying you

http://www.swiftune.com/Product/974/swi ... r-set.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: H4 brackets
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:47 pm 
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I did it 20 years ago though!

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 Post subject: Re: H4 brackets
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:22 pm 
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I did make both the C-AHT 1s & 2s. But once Burlen started doing them I haven't bothered doing any since.

I agree with Rich that the Spring retainers aren't worth bothering with, springs on arms mounted to the dash pot screws on either side are MUCH better, where as the Carb abutment bracket is BRILL!

I haven't bought one of Burlens yet, but if it looks like the pics in Al's images on the previous page then they are pretty much bob on.

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 Post subject: Re: H4 brackets
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:52 pm 
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Thanks,

Unfortunately the burlen copy maybe functional but it doesn't look right. Seems far to thick without the return lip

http://sucarb.co.uk/h4-mini-cooper-chok ... embly.html

Pretty sure I can make something better, thats if the fittings are available separate


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 Post subject: Re: H4 brackets
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:18 am 
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anyone have the burlen part number for the C-AHT2 spring bracket?
cant find it on the website and I know the C-AHT1 bracket is now ABF226. Why do they change from OEM numbers?... :x

yes the burlen C-AHT1 bracket is a laser cut plate and not a folded sheet one as per Healey Sprite.
I bought one to have a look.

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 Post subject: Re: H4 brackets
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:57 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
those spring arms are a pain to fit through, a much better option is to use a pair of the short bronze burlen arms to the shaft and fit them pointing upwards and then fit the springs to a pair of drilled id tags that fit to the dash pot screws.

What part numbers are the right ones to find the arms and the springs?
As an alternative for the arms, Swiftune (-> See picture) seems to utilize some steel arms. Are these also from Burlen? If so, does anyone know the part number for these?

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 Post subject: Re: H4 brackets
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:02 pm 
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the steel arms come on the new carb sets but don't look as good as the bronze arms

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