We were hit with a large amount of snow over the Christmas holiday and it’s still hanging around. Fortunately the weather has warmed up, the snow is melting and we have a weird ice fog covering the valley most days. Somewhere hidden in the barn in this gloom is my 1967 MGB GT restoration project. What does one do?

Bad weather in MGB land
Bad weather in MGB land

How about rebuilding the HS4 carburetors or at least cleaning them up well? Well, Santa gave me one of those really cool magnifying lenses with LED bulbs so I can actually see small parts for the first time in a few years. A downside to this is that larger parts look crappy when magnified!

Magnifying lamp and SU carburetor
Magnifying lamp and SU carburetor

The SU HS4 carburetors appear to be in good shape although they are a little dirty. Here they are on the MGB a few years back and…

1967 MGB GT SU HS4 carburetors
1967 MGB GT SU HS4 carburetors

apart on my table yesterday. They clean up nicely, I’ll have to see how carried away I get with the job.

Dirty SU carburetor
Dirty SU carburetor

The SU HS4 carburetors were working fine so I’ll likely just clean the unburned fuel off them and give everything a nice polish. Should the bodies be clear coated once they are polished? A little more bling for the MGB GT engine?

SU HS carburetor
SU HS4 carburetor
SU carburetor needle
SU carburetor needle
SU carburetor throttle disc
SU carburetor throttle disc

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