[concours] SU Carburetor Tags Correct Finish


(tom keohan) #1

I have a half-dozen of these tags made out of aluminum,
finished in a anodized green finish including the three
that come with my SI 4.2 E-Type when I purchased it many
years ago. I have seen many of these tags on SI E-Types,
but always in unfinished aluminum (no color), which I
believe you can get from Burlen. I have an inquire to them
about the correct original finish, but have not heard back
from them. Anybody have insight on this issue?

The JCNA Series 1 E-Type Judges Guide requires them, but
does not address the correct finish- unless I missed
something.–
Tom K., 1966 E-Type Coupe
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(Robert and Darlene Stevenson) #2

Perhaps I’ve lived a sheltered life but in many years of looking at, judging, owning a few and,sorry to say, parting out a couple E-Types, I can’t recall seeing anything but a plain aluminum SU carburetor tag.
Bob
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Plymouth, Mi.On Apr 16, 2015, at 1:05 PM, Tom Keohan tomkeohan@hotmail.com wrote:

I have a half-dozen of these tags made out of aluminum,
finished in a anodized green finish including the three
that come with my SI 4.2 E-Type when I purchased it many
years ago. I have seen many of these tags on SI E-Types,
but always in unfinished aluminum (no color), which I
believe you can get from Burlen. I have an inquire to them
about the correct original finish, but have not heard back
from them. Anybody have insight on this issue?

The JCNA Series 1 E-Type Judges Guide requires them, but
does not address the correct finish- unless I missed
something.

Tom K., 1966 E-Type Coupe
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(tom keohan) #3

In reply to a message from Robert Stevenson sent Thu 16 Apr 2015:

Hi Bob- Thanks for responding. I’ve tried to live a shelter
life without much luck. Interesting. I’ll take a couple of
photos of my tags and post.–
Tom K., 1966 E-Type Coupe
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(Ed Nantes) #4

In reply to a message from Tom Keohan sent Thu 16 Apr 2015:

I had a Series 1 4.2 E Type in the late 60s and the tags were
definitely not anodised.–
Ed Nantes SS
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(tom keohan) #5

In reply to a message from Ed Nantes sent Sat 18 Apr 2015:

Here are photos of the green tags.

http://www.jag-lovers.org/v.htm?1429565381

Interesting, last Saturday at our RMJC Judges School,
another member mentioned that he had original anodized
green tags on his early E-Type- a '62 I believe. I’ll get
more info from him and post accordingly.–
Tom K., 1966 E-Type Coupe
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(Robert and Darlene Stevenson) #6

Hi Tom,
I been trying to figure out what those tags are from, but I’m not totally certain whether they read AUC992 or AUC982. I would think that 992 is correct as according to my old SU Carburetter Manual AUC992 is from a 1960/2 3.8 Mk2 whereas AUC382 is from a 1963 Rover 3 litre coupe. I don’t believe it could be the latter as they only had one carb and your tags read F & B.
Bob
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Plymouth, Mi.On Apr 22, 2015, at 12:08 PM, Tom Keohan tomkeohan@hotmail.com wrote:

In reply to a message from Ed Nantes sent Sat 18 Apr 2015:

Here are photos of the green tags.

http://www.jag-lovers.org/v.htm?1429565381

Interesting, last Saturday at our RMJC Judges School,
another member mentioned that he had original anodized
green tags on his early E-Type- a '62 I believe. I’ll get
more info from him and post accordingly.


Tom K., 1966 E-Type Coupe
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(tom keohan) #7

In reply to a message from Robert Stevenson sent Wed 22 Apr 2015:

Bob- the tags in the posted photos read AUC992F and R. I
have three other green anodized tags from an E-Type that
read AUD227F,C & R.–
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(Robert and Darlene Stevenson) #8

The AUD227’s are from a 4.2 E-Type. The green finish remains a mystery> I don’t understand why SU would anodized a few but not all.
Bob
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Plymouth, Mi.On Apr 22, 2015, at 6:07 PM, Tom Keohan tomkeohan@hotmail.com wrote:

In reply to a message from Robert Stevenson sent Wed 22 Apr 2015:

Bob- the tags in the posted photos read AUC992F and R. I
have three other green anodized tags from an E-Type that
read AUD227F,C & R.

Tom K., 1966 E-Type Coupe
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(tom keohan) #9

In reply to a message from Robert Stevenson sent Wed 22 Apr 2015:

I’ll do some more investigation on this issue and post
accordingly- may be awhile however. I will try and follow-
up with Burlen as well, who have not yet returned my
inquire.

Bob- what is your source for de-coding the tag numbers?–
The original message included these comments:

The AUD227�s are from a 4.2 E-Type. The green finish remains a mystery> I don�t understand why SU would anodized a few but not all.


Tom K., 1966 E-Type Coupe
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(Robert and Darlene Stevenson) #10

Hi Tom,
The de-coding of the tags came from an old SU Carburetter Manual, more like a booklet, 3x7 or so, 192 pages, printed in 1972, that pretty much covers anything that you want to know relating to SU carbs,tuning, needle sizes, applications etc. I have no idea where or when I got it but it’s been well used over the years and shows it!
Bob
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Plymouth, Mi.On Apr 23, 2015, at 11:46 AM, Tom Keohan tomkeohan@hotmail.com wrote:

In reply to a message from Robert Stevenson sent Wed 22 Apr 2015:

I’ll do some more investigation on this issue and post
accordingly- may be awhile however. I will try and follow-
up with Burlen as well, who have not yet returned my
inquire.

Bob- what is your source for de-coding the tag numbers?

The original message included these comments:

The AUD227’s are from a 4.2 E-Type. The green finish remains a mystery> I don’t understand why SU would anodized a few but not all.


Tom K., 1966 E-Type Coupe
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(Graham Jordan) #11

In reply to a message from Robert Stevenson sent Thu 23 Apr 2015:

Hi Bob.
Out of interest does your book mention anything about dating SU
carbs based on any numbers from them?
Regards, Jordy.–
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(Robert and Darlene Stevenson) #12

No, just what models were on the various cars. I wouldn’t be too surprised if copies of it pop up on ebay once in awhile.
Bob
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Plymouth, Mi.On May 4, 2015, at 3:47 AM, Jordymk5 jordymk5@hotmail.com wrote:

In reply to a message from Robert Stevenson sent Thu 23 Apr 2015:

Hi Bob.
Out of interest does your book mention anything about dating SU
carbs based on any numbers from them?
Regards, Jordy.

Jordymk5
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(tom keohan) #13

In reply to a message from Tom Keohan sent Thu 23 Apr 2015:

More evidence of green carb tags as seen in color photos of
a SI-4.2 on page 94 and 97 of Anders Ditlev
Clausager’s ''Factory Origional Jaguar E-Type.–
The original message included these comments:

In reply to a message from Robert Stevenson sent Wed 22 Apr 2015:
I’ll do some more investigation on this issue and post
up with Burlen as well, who have not yet returned my
inquire.


Tom K., 1966 E-Type Coupe
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