Hi all! This is my first post on this forum, excited to have joined. This lockdown, I’ve bought a fairly tidy mk2 2.4 for little money from a film company’s inventory. It was a really nice project to get it running better, service and fix things, clean it up, style it a bit and drive it around. It’s a lovely thing!
With a stock 2.4 engine with Solex carbs, it’s not particularly fast. Being aware of its limitations, I was wondering to what extend more minor modifications could be undertaken to make the car a bit more lively.
Three initial ideas (before going too crazy!):
- does it make sense to upgrade from the stock Solex carbs and intake? For reasonable money I could buy a 3.4 B head intake manifold, and a pair of 1 3/4” SU HD6 carbs. Does this make a difference over Solexes?
- would a Jaguar 240 dual exhaust system fit, or be made to fit? Having two pipes would probably enable the engine to breathe a bit better (and it’ll look nicer)
- in my experience, electronic ignition is a nice upgrade for any vintage car. Any experiences adding this to a 2.4, or any mk2?
Looking forward to hearing from you all! Regards Adriaan (Surrey, UK)