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I am looking at a Series 1 Fhc 1966.
It was original sold in Us.

It has twin carbs with an airfilter box I haven't seen on the E type before
The car has chassis nr 1E 34022

Did this car have the trippel Su hd8 carb setup original ?

Is this type of airfilter box something that was delivered on the e type ?

Here is a picture of another e type with the same carb/filter setup

 
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Ive seen the switch over in 1967 , I thought 1966 was still triple su unless Im missing something. Looks great though, just chew him down and get the triples, the overall car looks great
 
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I agree with you, I thought the first twin carb setup came in aug 1967 in series 1 1/2.

This car is produced in dec 1966

and I haven't seen this type of airfilter housing.

The car also has the black ribbed valve covers, which i thought came on series 1 1/2

The seller says the engine is the original. I haven't seen the car yet, so I haven't checked the engine numbers.
 
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That is a Series 2 setup....The late 67 (Series 1) was twin carbs going into a big cannister-style filter....The crossover tube wasn't available until late '69 or early '70....
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I agree, Its not the kookie cross over pipe as well. Unless its a typo and its a late 1967then I could understand it.
 
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I had a 1966 4.2 E-Type back in the early 70's. My buddy had a 1968 with the twin Strombergs.

That is a 1969> (onward) if it is a U.S. spec car.
The 1968 had the aluminum crossover to a HOTSPOT on the exhaust. The 1969> did away with the crossover but maintained the secondary throttle butterflies to the fuel mixing 'loop' at the back of the intake manifold.

Most people would wire the secondary butterflies WIDE OPEN to eliminate the long path for the fuel/air through the passage 'loop'.

A bunch of customers would ask me to perform that modification (back in the day).

Another dead giveaway is the lack of coolant header tank and twin fan setup. The Series I cars had a single electric fan/motor. (Lawnmower Blade?)

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I agree.......try to guess this one!
 
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Series 2 , with Series 1 covered lights?
 
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Good times, struggling with those old systems, were just a patch before technology caught up.
I love how people think a 50 years old car could run like a new Honda......some are even MAD that they don't get 25 mpg in an etype!
Enjoy mu friend....
My I PACE electric is on the way.....but im keeping my ETYPE and xk120
 
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The car pictured in the OP is a 1970 MY engine version. Twin Stroms first came on for the US (Federal) cars. It had a cross over on the rear of the engine. Most MY 1969 cars had no cross over.
 
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