Wanted: Amal carbs

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Wanted: Amal carbs

by Harv » Fri May 08, 2020 9:59 am

Ladies and Gents,

I am looking to get my hands on three Amal Monobloc carburettors. My aim is to get them up and running on a Holden grey motor, and learn a little along the way. A grey motor manifold to suit would be nice, but happy to make my own.

Amal made a few different types of carb, but the two most common are the Monobloc (which has an integral float chamber off to one side) and the Concentric (where the float chamber is under the carb). The Monobloc was available from 1955, and hence was around for the grey motor’s hey-day. The Concentric didn’t appear until 1967. I’ve seen a few Concentrics on grey motors, but realistically by the late 60’s/early 70’s the grey had been ousted by the red. Using a Monobloc will be a bit harder on the grey, as they are wider than the Concentric. I will have to use longer runners to clear the exhaust. The Monobloc feels more period correct though.

Monoblocks came in four series: 363, 375, 376 and 389 series. They are described by the series number followed by a size designation e.g. 376 1516 for 15/16" bore diameter. A 'Short' float bowl versions ('S' designation) would be nice, but not a must-have.
As long as the three carbs are the same designation, I am not overly fussed by what shape they are in. Parts are still readily available for them (you can still buy new Concentrics, but not Monoblocs). Something old and covered in crap from lying under someone’s bench would be ideal. Not too interested in $2000 worth of chromed show-carbs.

Cheers,
Harv
 
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Re: Wanted: Amal carbs

by Harv » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:37 pm

I managed to find three Monobloc Amals, with thanks to Darryl. I'll start a thread over here as I learn more about fitting them to a grey:

http://www.fbekholden.com/forum/viewtop ... 25&t=23621

Cheers,
Harv
 
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