This is a completely rebuilt set of three HD8 manual choke carburetors, fitted out to be appropriate to the 4.2 litre E-Type engine. All parts used in the rebuild are SU original equipment. The carbs are fully adjusted, ready to install, and are supplied with tuning instructions and gaskets.
The kit includes these items:
Satin nickel plating has been applied to the uppermost steel components, including the re-piped parts. This duplicates the process used by Jaguar (no copper or chrome plating) and matches the new choke rods supplied by SU of England. Additionally throttle shaft seals have been installed as used on the 3.8 carburetors but left out of most of the 4.2 carbs.
This kit is warrantied for one year unlimited mileage, and assistance by phone or email is always available for as long as you own the car.
Price is $2400.00 CDN or $1900.00 US. Shipping not included.
The carburetor package in the photo represents the Ultimate HS6 pair which can be built to order. In most cases the kit uses the three bolt air filter flange, and when available spring-loaded needles and concentric throttle springs. Fuel needles of any profile are available to provide optimum power and economy depending on the engine used. Gold cadmium plating and polishing are also available. Regardless of the carburetor bodies used, these carbs will provide the best power, most reliable long term service, and most appropriate fuel system appearance and sound for your vintage Volvo.
The kits are available outright, or on an exchange basis. Please contact us for details and costs for your application.
The early Volvo HS6 carburetor set used linear springs anchored to a tabbed manifold washer. Those springs rust and break over time, and unless replacements are chosen carefully the accelerator pedal effort may be too heavy or light. Island Automotion can now offer an upgrade to the later HS6 carburetor return springs, which are mounted on the carb itself. The concentric spring produces a smoother pedal effort all the way to wide open, and reduces the side loading of the throttle shaft. It looks good, works even better, and simplifies the look of the carbs. Check with us for other applications where this upgrade can be used. For both carbs at the time of rebuild the parts upgrade is $30.00. The parts are the longer throttle spindle nut, the concentric spring, and the extended choke lever bolt.