S&S Super E "Shorty"

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S&S Super E "Shorty"

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Post by George Greer » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:51 pm

I have aquired a S&S Super E "Shorty" carb, and intake filter mounting.

Questions:

Are these carbs any good on my panhead?

Would it be a large improvement on gas mileage and performance?

If it is a improvement on performance and gas mileage on a old panhead engine above and beyond the Linkert M-74B that I have rebuilt, I will get a rebuild kit and overhaul the one that I have got.

Does anyone have a manifold that they would like to part with?

Thanks for all comments.

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Re: S&S Super E "Shorty"

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:26 pm

Gas mileage, whats that.
Improvement on performance, depends on the jetting, a bunch of stuff.
I can either take em or leave, usually leave them.

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Re: S&S Super E "Shorty"

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Post by Don P » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:58 pm

No extra manifold, and I run the S&S on my pan. Mileage is 35-37 mpg

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Re: S&S Super E "Shorty"

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Post by VPH-D » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:38 pm

I have run all the S&S carbs on various Panheads over the years, none were a real improvement over the Linkert. I have only 1 Pan left with a E, and that will be replaced with a Linkert, when I get around to rebuilding the motor.
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Re: S&S Super E "Shorty"

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Post by panhead » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:55 pm

Are there manifolds for Linkerts for STD heads?

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Re: S&S Super E "Shorty"

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Post by Sarre » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:11 pm

I have a 'long manifold', is made of aluminium and has some damage that needs repair.
I will be using a 'short manifold', CNC cut out of aluminium. Guy offers them on Ebay.
Both bolt to the original Linkert T manifold.

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Re: S&S Super E "Shorty"

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Post by RooDog » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:50 pm

I do not have the dimensional numbers in front of me, but please note that the S&S E has a larger throttle bore than the Linkert and its manifold. An S&S specific manifold should be used with the E Carby. Most aftermarket manifolds are for carbs shuch as Bendix or a Kiehin which have a smaller bore size. Yes the S&S will bolt on, BUT there will be an internal step where the carb and manifold bolt together causing undesired turbulence in the intake tract and negating much of any advantage the S&S could provide. I am using an S&S manifold with an original Harley 38mm Bendix, because of its longer length, and then sleeved the bore down with tubing to match the Bendix's bore and it works quite well on my 74" Panny street bike.
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Re: S&S Super E "Shorty"

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Post by George Greer » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:01 am

RooDog,

Since I have never had any of these in hand, I want to thank you for the info regarding the manifold bore.

I have taken quite a bit of time rebuilding the M-74B Linkert that I have on the engine right now so for the time being, I will just hang on to the S&S and run with the Linkert.

Thanks to all that replied.

George

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Re: S&S Super E "Shorty"

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Post by Andygears » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:24 am

Your right knee will thank you for the linkert when it doesn't have to bend around the S&S!

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