Answers to my frequently asked questions:

- I buy most of my carbs on eBay

- On average, it takes 3 sets bought on eBay to build 2 sets properly (MGA takes 2 or more sets to build 1).

- MGB SU intake and exhaust manifold mounting flanges come in 2 different thicknesses: early, used on HS4 carbs are 9/16" thick, late, used on HIF carbs are 7/16" thick

- Most of the new parts I use come from Joe Curto (joecurto.com). I believe that he supplies, by a significant margin, the best quality parts available today.

- On average, there are $110 worth of new parts in a pair of carbs and $150 on a carb set with linkage and manifold

- The cadmium plating (and baking) costs $185/batch, and I usually get 7 carb sets per batch (equating to $26+ per set).

- eBay costs are generally about 10% of the sales price.

- I don't believe that anyone could retire on profit from selling SU carbs!

- Yes, I love to take trade ins. Usually the best way is when I receive your set back is to credit the PayPal transaction.

- Trade in values generally range from $35 - $110 depending on condition and whether heatshield, manifold, linkage, and etc are included. (could be more for TR4A, MGA, MGT series, etc.)

- This is not my business. I do have a real day job (and, no, it is not singing). My wife loves to watch TV in the evenings, and I do not. I either am working on 1 of my too many MG's or building carburetors. I take very much pride in everything I do in my garage. The carb rebuild proceeds, if any, are generally used for tool or garage improvement.

- Yes, I have a very bad habit of taking in and saving strays. Not animals, mind You.

- I don't mind breaking even, financially, on what relates to my hobby. But I refuse to come out behind.

- My first car, in 1971, was a 1951 MGTD (held together with pop rivets & coffee cans & no remnant of brake lines --- had to find a new body shell and frame {3 sided, instead of 4} and much more) that the original owner traded in on a new 1971 MB 280SL. I drove a 1960 MGA all through High School and College (with only a tonneau cover, much to the dismay {disarray} of my little sisterand her hair). I paid for my books and etc by restoring MG T series cars and building SU carbs. I was the Technical Director of the Texas MGA Register when I was 16. Guess I am dating myself.. enough of that.

- HS6 and MGB