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Old 06-15-2021, 02:36 PM   #1
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Saw this listed on EBAY. I am guessing its 1935 because of the prefix in the part number.Seller claims his friend bought it at a special auction at Ford Museum in Dearborn in the 80's.No fuel pump provisions.Kingston Carb.


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Old 06-15-2021, 02:47 PM   #2
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Pretty unusual carburetor as well.
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Old 06-15-2021, 04:09 PM   #3
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wonder what they did for a fuel pump and why the vac plate under the carb. That set up might be a real bear with vapor lock with what appears to be the feed pipe location at the bottom of the float chamber.............
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Old 06-15-2021, 05:30 PM   #4
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Strange for sure. Maybe an atempt at fuel economy..?? Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:16 PM   #5
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Saw this listed on EBAY. I am guessing its 1935 because of the prefix in the part number.Seller claims his friend bought it at a special auction at Ford Museum in Dearborn in the 80's.No fuel pump provisions.Kingston Carb.


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Hey Sheldon ....You sure do come-up with some interesting junk from time to time!

I know that YOUR pictured manifold is NOT the one seen in my pictures, but I have to wonder if it MIGHT NOT have had something to do with the Ford program which cast ~TEN Aluminum blocks for experimental aviation use. The time frame sure is right....1935-ish!

Supposedly, this is one of the legendary 10 ALUMINUM Ford blocks.



Below is Ford's "15-P" which flew terribly and never amounted to anything to write home about. But it did have what is a Ford V8 with some very "1935-ish" attributes, and one could easily imagine the block being one of the weight-saving ALUMINUM examples. With YOUR example having no fuel pump provision, it might easily fit in with an "airframe-mounted" fuel pump system. Just a wild-assed possibility for your manifold's original intention. DD


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Seem to recall seeing a fire engine years ago that had the carb. set back like that to make room for an oversized generator.
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Take notice that Sheldon lives in France.
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Old 06-17-2021, 11:34 AM   #8
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The intake is on eBay here in USA
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Sheldon has lived in more than one exotic and pleasing locale! DD
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