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General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
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I thought it was Geoff Hurst.
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:lol: In the text at the top it says: Minis love women.
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Stromberg CD Carburettors
"The cover of this Stromberg leaflet, dating to August 1968, has an illustration of a tweaked Morris Mini-Minor in action, showing some of the de-rigeur bolt-on goodies that every self-respecting tuning fan would attach to their car, namely extra lamps (up front and on the roof for night rallies), and the stick-on chequer tape, a definite go-faster essential. In later years Minis would often be seen with larger diameter wheels, but in the 60s the 10" rim was still king, perhaps widened a little in the Cooper S style but still with the stock diameter."

Inside the leaflet continues to herald the benefits of the CD carburettor:
"Mini owners are a breed apart. They demand more from their cars than most other people. They love the thrill of a fast run all the more because it is costing them just about as little as motoring can - but, a worn carburettor wastes petrol."

Now comes the Stromberg CD outfit, tuned to give full performance with excellent consumption figures plus brilliant modern design features:-

Concentric float chamber
Diaphragm control of air valve
Ingenious cold starting arrangement
Twin boom floats
Effective petrol tight seals
Elimination of moving jet orifice

Two versions were available to the Mini tuner: the F.6003, a 1 1/4" model at £6 10s 0d, or the high performance F.6029 1 1/2" model at £8 10s 0d plus your old unit. Whichever carb option you chose, you were assured of: INSTANT STARTING, NO FLOODING, DIAPHRAGM CONTROL and FAST ENGINE RESPONSE.
On the back page of the leaflet is a list of Stromberg CD conversions that were available:
Triumph TR3, TR3A and TR4 2 x 175 CD F.6001
Jaguar Mk. VII 2 x 175 CD F.6002
Austin Mini Seven, Morris Mini Minor, Riley Elf, Wolseley Hornet 1x 125 CD F.6003
Morris/Austin 1100, Austin A40 1098cc, Morris Minor 1098cc 1x 125 CD F.6011
Austin Healey Sprite Mk2 948cc, MG Midget Mk2 948cc 2x 125 CD F.6012
Austin A55, Morris Oxford Series V, Wolseley 15/60 1x 125 CD F.6014
Austin A60, Morris Oxford Series VI, Wolseley 16/60 1x 125 CD F.6015
Morris Minor 1000 (1959-1962), Austin A40 Mk2 948cc 1x 125 CD F.6016
Triumph Vitesse 6 2x 125 CD F.6025
Austin Mini Seven, Morris Mini Minor, Riley Elf, Wolseley Hornet (for "hotted up" engines with polished ports, manifolds etc only) 1x 150 CD F.6029

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Aquaplane Tuning Equipment for the BMC A-Series engine:-
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/aquaplane.htm
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Were any Jem "Futura " cars ever built & if so do any survive ?
Yes i know its a Beetle :roll:
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I was going to say none were built as the headlamp regulations changed in 1972 so the headlamps would not have been legal.

After a quick interweb search it looks like 3 bodies were built, and one modified car was finished in 1978.

https://www.postwarclassic.com/about-to ... jem-futura

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