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A New Development For 2017

09/03/2017 09:34

You may have heard our exciting news already in the classic motoring press, but if not, keep reading!


2017 is looking to be an exciting year here at SU HQ. After 4 years in development we can finally announce that we will be introducing to the market, a revolutionary new fuel injection system that hides within an SU Carburettor. The carburettor mounted components of the system are so well hidden you would be unlikely to recognise the difference!


The system will be supplied complete with ECU and all components required to fit, including the new carburettor units.


Initial tests are complete and have been conducted using a Jaguar 4.2 E-Type engine both on the dyno and in the car. The first kit to be released will be for this engine with further developments following on swiftly afterwards. Expect improvements in power, torque, drivability and emissions.


Component parts have been developed with different types and sizes of SU carburettor in mind, ensuring that as broad a range of vehicles as possible can be covered.


Development is continuing with an initial launch aimed for later in the year, however, if you’re eager to learn a little more pop down to see us at the Goodwood Members Meeting over the weekend of 18th/19th March where we will be displaying the prototype systems.

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Posted in SU News By Steven Curtis

And the winner is....

02/11/2016 09:33

A big congratulations to Mike Harvey who has been awarded with the Michael Sedgwick Book Award 2016 for his publication Skinner's Union - a history of the Skinner family and S.U Company'.The award that take the form of a plaque and £250 given by the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust, hopes to 'encourage new research into motoring history and to make the finding available to the public'.

The winner has to demonstrate excellence in research, presentation, readability and novelty, that will materially further our understanding of the subject. A short list of nominated books were assessed by a panel of judges, who are themselves respected authors and highly knowledgeable enthusiasts. The panel was headed by chairman Guy Loveridge, motoring author and broadcaster and Deputy Chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers.


Posted in SU News By Steven Curtis

Ready for a Revival!

31/08/2016 09:47



Goodwood Revival is just around the corner (9th -11th September) and we will once again be there on the Goodwood high street, with techinical staff on hand to help you with any SU carburetter queries you may have. In addition this year we will have a small stock of parts available to purchase, as well as copies of 'Skinners Union'  A history of the SU carburetter company.

As the event draws closer we will add some more photos of our new stand as it slowly comes together as it will look different to our stand from last year!


Posted in Burlen news SU News By Steven Curtis

It's Autojumble Time!

03/08/2016 16:22

We are pleased to announce that we will once again be attending the Beaulieu International Autojumble on the 3rd and 4th of September.

Our stand at Beaulieu will be located in its usual spot in the Green Field on stand numbers G059, G060, G083 and G084. As normal we will have a wide variety of SU carburettors, fuel pumps and spares available to purchase.

So why not come along and see us, where our staff are more than happy to help you.


Posted in Burlen news SU News By Steven Curtis

Meet us at The Meeting!

16/03/2016 14:00

We’re off to the 74th Members Meeting at Goodwood this weekend! Come and see us at our stand in the chicane paddock, close to the auction marquee where we’ll have the usual abundance of SU Carburetter goodies for you to drool over as well as the SU Works Mini Cooper S sporting the developmental DU Carburetter.

Staff are on hand to help with your questions and quandaries, so find a break in the racing and join us for a cup of tea.

 Look forward to seeing you there!

Posted in Burlen news SU News By Steven Curtis

We are happy to announce that we are now stocking Goodridge brakeline kits!

Goodridge stainless steel brake line kits are available to suit a wide variety of cars. The kits feature the finest quality hose, consisting of a PTFE inner with a stainless steel outerbraid. This eliminates the spongy feel under arduous conditions, giving greater braking efficiency as well as providing superior resistance to abrasion and corrosion.

Please use the link below to see the available kits:


Posted in Burlen news SU News By Steven Curtis

On to Autosport

11/01/2016 09:58

Straight back into the swing of things this year, we are off to the Autosport International Show this week.

 If you’re going to the show drop by and see us on stand 7665 near the main entrance by the Historic area.

 We’ll be showcasing the complete line up of SU Carburetters including the latest stage of development of the hotly awaited DU range of twin choke SU’s. The DU4 (1 ½”) and DU6 (1 ¾”) Carburetters are a faithful re-introduction of the 1950’s racing carburetter made famous by its fitment to Coventry Climax FPF race engines. They will be available shortly in both race and road-going specifications.

 The SU Carburetters Works Mini Cooper S will be on display sporting an interesting carburettor fitment, in no small way related to the above!

 Finally, if you’ve ever wondered what’s in the name SU, then ponder no longer! We’ve written a book all about it. ‘Skinners Union’ the book will be available to buy at the show.

 We look forward to seeing you there.


Posted in SU News By Steven Curtis

Hot Off The Press!!!

05/11/2015 11:34


  We are happy to anounce the release of 'Skinner's Union' a book which gives a comprehensive history of the S.U. Company and the members of the Skinner family involved.
This new book by Mike Harvey comprises over 300 pages with copious photographs, drawings & illustrations (many not previously published).

The book focuses on the period from 1908 when the leather bellow carburetter was introduced, through to Carl Skinner's retirement in 1947 when the S.U. carburetter company became part of the Nuffield Organisation.

The book also covers Barbara and Peter Skinner's hill-climbing and other racing activies and gives details on the skinner specials, as well as the companies contributions during WW2 manufacturing carburetters used on Rolls-Royce Merlin engines for the RAF.

This book is available to buy from our website, so why not order your copy today, either for yourself or as Christmas stocking filler!
Part Number: ALT 9527   Price £20

Posted in SU News By Steven Curtis

We are please to announce that we will once again be attending the Beaulieu International Autojumble on the 4th-5th of September.
Our Stand at Beaulieu is located in the Green Field on stand numbers G059, G060, G083 and G084.
So why not come along and see us, where our staff are more than happy to help you.

Posted in Burlen news SU News By Steven Curtis

Pre War Prescott 2014

05/06/2014 13:55

Once again we’re digging out the picnic hampers and cloudy lemonade in anticipation of the 2014 Pre-War Prescott event to be held on 19th July at the very scenic Prescott Speed Hill Climb venue.  We’ll be there again, as sponsors, with our hospitality tent and period vehicles including the Triangle Skinner Special which will be demonstrated yet again by our very enthusiastic staff!  With SU Carburetters fitted to so many of the Pre-War cars in attendance it just makes sense to be there to meet and greet the owners and offer words of wisdom if needed.  Head on down to http://www.prewarprescott.com/ to get booked in and secure the very unique opportunity to drive this historic venue in a relaxed, untimed manner in your road going Pre-War car.

Posted in Burlen news SU News By Ben Coombs

HD Spindle Seal Kit

08/11/2013 12:06

Due to the effect of ethanol on cork we have devised a new method of sealing the throttle spindle seals on HD carburetters.

The kit consists of 2 ‘rubber’ seals and two spacers (enough for one carb). The rubber seal is placed on the spindle with the lip towards the carb body and the retainer is then pressed into the spindle housing until flush with the body.

The new seals give an efficient seal against air leaks which will not degrade in Ethanol added fuels.

Note; The bore of the retainer is larger than that of the spindle so as to give a clearance. The existing seal system kits are still available under part number WZX 994.

WZX 966 - HD Spindle Seal Kit - Click here to buy online

Spindle Kit

Posted in SU News By Ben Coombs

OM Air filter Intake

23/07/2013 12:39

Derived from an AMAL product this air screen has been adapted to fit the 1” SU OM Type Carburettor. Consisting of 3 gauze screens to provide some protection and engine. It is secured to the body of the carburettor by 3 grub screws. Size 3” Dia. 1 ¼” Deep.

OM Air Filter

Posted in Burlen news SU News By Ben Coombs

Welcome to our new webstore

22/02/2013 11:32

After many years of faithful service, we thought it was finally time to retire the old site and replace it with a slicker, more advanced website.

We’ve refreshed the design and layout and have restructured our product catalogue into, what we hope, is a more enjoyable online shopping experience. We’ve also linked our news sections in with our social media activity which will keep you informed on what we’re up to. Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook and add us on Twitter to keep abreast of the latest news, if you’re into that sort of thing!

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