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Old 6th July 2012, 08:49   #706
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I am very much sure that in 1970 model it was a SU carburetor and I remember seeing the Solex carburetors in the 1971 model Ambassadors. Yes as OE. This was also the model when the speedo console came with that Aluminium and Mica garnish/inserts and the cut type foam cladding on the dash. Also the Mark II emblem was shifted from the fenders to the boot lid.

Btb, which carburetor your 77 mark3 have?
Yes. Our Mark 2 circa 1974 and all subsequent petrol Ambys that we had, came with Solex Carbs. Till they went the Diesel Way with Isuzu etc.

Grand-dad' s landmaster circa 1960's came with SU - thats what my Dad used to say. I remember long talks that he and his pals used to have about the relative merits of Solex/ SU etc.

My dad sourced an SU for our Amby I remember because we believed at the time that it was more efficient than the Solex, so even through the 70's and 80's and even the 90's, I am sure that there were SU carbs floating around in many Ambys in the marketplace.

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Saw a lot of Ambassador taxis were seen together at the South Railway Station today night. Difficult to see so many Ambys other than in Kolkata these days.
You can still see many ambassadors in the bordering villages of Trivandrum and Kanyakumari district.actually you will find most wayside workshops having at least 2-3 ambys being worked upon
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I am very much sure that in 1970 model it was a SU carburetor and I remember seeing the Solex carburetors in the 1971 model Ambassadors. Yes as OE. This was also the model when the speedo console came with that Aluminium and Mica garnish/inserts and the cut type foam cladding on the dash. Also the Mark II emblem was shifted from the fenders to the boot lid.

Btb, which carburetor your 77 mark3 have?
Rajeev has got the dates right. It was indeed sometime around 1971 that the Solex replaced SU. Am again putting this information that SU stood for Skinners Union, England. This was a leather product company that made shoes mostly, and in 1904 diversified into making carburettors.
I have opened my Landmaster's SU carburettor many a time. It has many moving components including variable venturi controlled by a piston.It is called a sidedraught, constant depression type carburettor. There is a lot of brass both outside and inside.True to its name, there are around three leather washers/bellows within. But for the availability of spares, the carburettor is very simple in design and easy to work upon. Nevertheless, to a first timer it looks extremely complex in build, as compared to the other carburettors.

The SU carburettor

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(source:www.roversd1 website)

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This one is a 1969 model that has an aftermarket Solex fitted

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My car with the original SU

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Another Ambassador from teambhp with the SU

More about SU carburettors:

SU carburetter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Mr. Anjan,
Thanks for sharing specific details on the SU. I am looking for a SU carb for my 57 model landy. I had seen some models in ebay,but couldn't make out the right one for me.What will be exact model to look for?
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You are a treasure trove on Ambys and that has been exemplified in this post.
I am hearing about the competence of SU in leather for the first time.
Many thanks for this informative post.
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I am very much sure that in 1970 model it was a SU carburetor and I remember seeing the Solex carburetors in the 1971 model Ambassadors. Yes as OE. This was also the model when the speedo console came with that Aluminium and Mica garnish/inserts and the cut type foam cladding on the dash. Also the Mark II emblem was shifted from the fenders to the boot lid.

Btb, which carburetor your 77 mark3 have?
Thank you for your valuable information meanwhile my mark III has a solex carbeurattor.
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Mr. Anjan,
Thanks for sharing specific details on the SU. I am looking for a SU carb for my 57 model landy. I had seen some models in ebay,but couldn't make out the right one for me.What will be exact model to look for?
I will check up and send post the exact specifications here soon for your reference.

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You are a treasure trove on Ambys and that has been exemplified in this post.
I am hearing about the competence of SU in leather for the first time.
Many thanks for this informative post.
Thanks Rajeev. There are so many facts I always learn from you and others here.
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I'm posting some snaps of my land master. All the mechanical works are complete and I had decided to do the other jobs later only.
Please let me know if there's any original steering wheel for sale!.
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The speedo needle is missing, what happened?
What exactly is that meter in between the two Smiths units indicate and is it from the Fiat 1100 D.
Hope the meter near the battery is for lube oil pressure.
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The speedo needle is missing, what happened?
What exactly is that meter in between the two Smiths units indicate and is it from the Fiat 1100 D.
Yes the blue meter is from a '65 Fiat 1100D, and I think indicates temperature.
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Sanjeev, your car 's lineage has been traced. Its undoubtedly this one from Nagpur.

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Mr. Anjan,I wonder how you recogonized the car from the side views!.yes it is indeed from Nagpur and the same car. I will register the car in Kerala and the car will be no more having the same number as it has to be changed while re registering.I had mentioned before that a fellow Bhpian had helped me for this deal.

I think the meter in the middle is an extra fitting done by the previous owner. I have no clue about the meter in the engine room.I had not seen this car yet.The Speedometer needle were missing and the SU Carbs were leaking and luckily, I had got them all except the steering..
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Spotted an Amby on the other side of the road. Crossed and clicked couple of pics of this 1968 Amby at Trivandrum yesterday.All original bumpers and grill. dash board is a highway branded one with central AC vents,
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Spotted an Amby on the other side of the road. Crossed and clicked couple of pics of this 1968 Amby at Trivandrum yesterday.All original bumpers and grill. dash board is a highway branded one with central AC vents,
the location looks like near the ophthalmic hospital trivandrum.This car is now seen regularly at different locales in the city .seems to have been overhauled recently.
by the way,please mask the number plates when you post photos of cars
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Sanjeev, your car 's lineage has been traced. Its undoubtedly this one from Nagpur.
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Mr. Anjan,I wonder how you recogonized the car from the side views!.yes it is indeed from Nagpur and the same car.
Fantastic spotting Dr. Anjan, you must be knowing all the Landy's in your region. Guess Dr. Anjan recognized the dashboard first and then made a ID of your car.
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