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Looking for a BDE needle for an HS6 carb

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:01 pm
by 65MK1S
Looking for a new or used BDE needle for my HS6. I'm in the
US just for a heads up.
THanks
Kent

Re: Looking for a BDE needle for an HS6 carb

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:22 pm
by surfblue63

Re: Looking for a BDE needle for an HS6 carb

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:26 pm
by CooperTune
Pick up the phone and call Joe Curto. 718 762 7878 He has it all as well as the knowledge to go with it. He is having everything made in the US. Steve (CTR)

Re: Looking for a BDE needle for an HS6 carb

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:52 pm
by mk1
I can also vouch for Joe. I have bought stuff from him as his delivery times are often better than those of Burlen.

Re: Looking for a BDE needle for an HS6 carb

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:48 pm
by 251 ENG
Does he have a website?

Re: Looking for a BDE needle for an HS6 carb

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:57 pm
by timmy201
251 ENG wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:48 pm Does he have a website?
https://www.britishsuperior.com/

Re: Looking for a BDE needle for an HS6 carb

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:31 pm
by CooperTune
Due to the current heat wave here, I have been rebuilding carbs in my home basement. Having a large collection of SUs 1 1/4, 1 1/2. as well as 1 3/4. Also some HIFs as well. Having selected a pair of HS4s it was clear one had been reamed for a .010 o/s shaft. I called Joe but he was out of the shop. The lad who answered was very polite and really wanted to help me. It wasn't long before he suggested I call back in one hour. Joe answered when I called back and in spite of my limited knowledge of part numbers, Joe filled my order in no time and I had parts two morning later. Using first class mail only. Joe is a resource any SU user should know about. Steve (CTR)

Re: Looking for a BDE needle for an HS6 carb

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:56 pm
by Alex
Being the lone voice of dissent, I was distinctly unimpressed with the H4 carbs on Mrs P which had been "rebuilt" by Joe.
I'm sure his homemade needles were dispatched quickly, but the rest was underwhelming.

Re: Looking for a BDE needle for an HS6 carb

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:00 pm
by CooperTune
I can't speak to rebuilding service. I'm not sure why someone would have someone else rebuild their carbs. Parts and info. Steve (CTR)

Re: Looking for a BDE needle for an HS6 carb

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:16 pm
by Alex
CooperTune wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:00 pm I can't speak to rebuilding service. I'm not sure why someone would have someone else rebuild their carbs. Parts and info. Steve (CTR)
Because the previous owner was capable of tinkering and general maintenance, but recognised their arthritic-finger limitations when it came to more intricate stuff.