Unlike the cars of today that are all on an Atkins diet (no carbs), older cars had some elegant designs for fuel efficiency of their day.
This Skinner's Union carb is one of 3 'jugs' on an Austin-Healey 3000 MkII straight six. What made it unique is the variable venturi piston to control a tapered needle valve for adjusting the mixture according to vacuum pressure in the manifold. They work quite well. Similar carbs appeared on Volvos, MGs, Mercedes, and many others.
The Honda 600 carb is similar but uses a diaphram instead of a piston (like a Stromberg).
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
A picture of me a few Halloweens ago, w/ the colors inverted. I'm not sure why I use it for all my avatars but I do know the original pic (100 times as big) is very creepy indeed. Besides, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Mak
'85 CRX Si Original EW3 @ 254k...suck it Detroit
'89 CRX HF-Z1 ~ When haste is needed
'97 Civic DX Hatch ~ Formerly 600hp, now 0hp, soon 115hp.