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Maestro carb/manifold

Postby philthehill » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:29 pm



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Re: Maestro carb/manifold

Postby Chipper » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:15 pm

I had a similar Maestro 1.3 carb/manifold fitted to my Traveller's 1275, and can confirm it went pretty well. The extra length intake pipes are apparently designed to give very good torque gains at low rpm.

It looks like it may have an automatic choke on the carb...
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Re: Maestro carb/manifold

Postby kingsley » Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:45 pm

I'm considering a HIF44 on a 1275 head for my 1098.
I also have heard that the intake manifold is better for torque low down. Is it?
Can these be adapted / converted to manual choke?
Looks like there is also something going on with the vacuum?
Are these Maestro carbs worth considering as an alternative to the standard HIF44 or is there too much faffing about to be done? :-?

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Re: Maestro carb/manifold

Postby Monty-4 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:03 pm

I have no idea but have one of these carbs and manifolds, plus years of dirt, sitting in my garage if you want pictures and details. I decided to go with likely inferior but prettier twin HS2s for my build. :lol:
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Re: Maestro carb/manifold

Postby Chipper » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:13 pm

kingsley wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:45 pm
I'm considering a HIF44 on a 1275 head for my 1098.
I also have heard that the intake manifold is better for torque low down. Is it?
Can these be adapted / converted to manual choke?
Looks like there is also something going on with the vacuum?
Are these Maestro carbs worth considering as an alternative to the standard HIF44 or is there too much faffing about to be done? :-?
Since they were designed to work OK on a Maestro 1.3, I daresay they'll probably work (or can be 'faffed with' to work) pretty well on practically any 1275cc A-series. Not so sure about using one on a 1098cc though - you're generally better off with a HIF38 for the 'small block' A-series.
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Re: Maestro carb/manifold

Postby Chipper » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:15 pm

Monty-4 wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:03 pm
I have no idea but have one of these carbs and manifolds, plus years of dirt, sitting in my garage if you want pictures and details. I decided to go with likely inferior but prettier twin HS2s for my build. :lol:
I may be interested if kingsley isn't...
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Re: Maestro carb/manifold

Postby kingsley » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:40 pm

Chipper wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Monty-4 wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:03 pm
I have no idea but have one of these carbs and manifolds, plus years of dirt, sitting in my garage if you want pictures and details. I decided to go with likely inferior but prettier twin HS2s for my build. :lol:
I may be interested if kingsley isn't...
I'm not thanks, so fill yer boots :D


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