Re: SoCal Race-ready Humber Super Snipe -- SOLD!
We finally had a stretch of warm dry days, so I worked on the Super Snipe. It is now all back together and running.
I took advantage of the opportunity to switch from the single-barrel downdraft carburetor to the later dual sidedraft
Strombergs. I also installed all new ignition components, except for the coil. I took it out for a drive on the freeway
this afternoon, and it ran OK. And it can still be started with the hand crank.
I still need to hook up the voltage regulator. The previous alternator was a single-wire one with internal regulation,
but it developed a bad bearing. The replacement (bought in a hurry) turned out to need an external regulator.
At the rate I work, it's probably an all-day job, so perhaps on Monday (May 6th).
Although it is street legal, I recommend that you come pick it up with a truck (or large car) and tow dolly, because
of all the spares
IOE winner in the Super Snipe -- Buttonwillow 2012
IOE winner in Super Snipe v2.0 -- Buttonwillow 2016
"Every Super Snipe in LeMons has won an IOE!"