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Old 09-22-2019, 12:40 PM   #21
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I can't see it very clearly, but I think that's a 4G.


It's definitely a Quadrajet.


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Old 09-22-2019, 12:43 PM   #22
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Probably should have used an adapter that had 4 holes in it, not the open one.


I don't think there is an adaptor for a spread bore four barrel carb to a small base four barrel manifold. That setup looks like the air slams into a wall. I'm sure it would cause turbulence.


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Old 09-22-2019, 12:44 PM   #23
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Russ, or how about two Carter side drafts as used on a 188 Gray Marine....just say'n.
I think Interceptor Marine {Y-Block} used this set up too. m
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:45 PM   #24
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One of the best setups, ever.


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Old 09-22-2019, 03:01 PM   #25
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One of the best setups, ever.

talk about form Not following function
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Old 09-22-2019, 04:01 PM   #26
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So many problems on the above quad idear... Boggles the mind.

But I'm lovin' the thought of I-Talian Testa-Rossa bits on your Ford. Just not lovin' that price tag.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:04 PM   #27
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The only good thing that came out of this whole thing is that when I was running the numbers on a couple of Quadrajets I had to get the proper kits, I found out one was from a 1979 390 HP 454 Corvette. I sold it on eBay for $400 (matching numbers Corvette guys). It was the best core I had; I was reduced to using a core from a very dirty '75 Oldsmobile; I don't know if it was my deficit in rebuilding it or just a bad core.

I am going to get back into this some day, but I think one of the posters above was right; the next time I dive into this I am going to make an adapter that hast four individual throttle bores instead of the open plenum I originally used.

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Old 09-23-2019, 06:07 PM   #28
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Do you know why the engine was installed backwards?
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:16 PM   #29
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Do you know why the engine was installed backwards?
Front wheel drive Miller race car
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Are those Fish carbs? The Fish carb was a very good design that didn't catch on.
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Are those Fish carbs? The Fish carb was a very good design that didn't catch on.
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I donít think so. The first FWD Millers used that special 4x1 intakes. Later ones used a Hexagon Tool 2x2.

I forgot who made those 1 barrels for these cars.
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I donít think so. The first FWD Millers used that special 4x1 intakes. Later ones used a Hexagon Tool 2x2.

I forgot who made those 1 barrels for these cars.
Didnít Harry Miller make those carbs?
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Didnít Harry Miller make those carbs?
I was going to say Miller, but for some reason I didn't think he did. You may indeed be correct. Joshua Shaw would know for sure.
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:14 AM   #34
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I'm using Edelbrocks new 500 CFM AVS2 4 barrel ,great throttle response and fuel economy.
Did need major tuning with AFR meter thought. Ugly and too modern , but under the hood of ī50 Conv and air cleaner I can live with it ....
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Photos of unusual set ups on the Ford V8 engines the first one was on a V8 Coupe being raced.
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:30 PM   #36
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I’ll try to figure out how to put pictures up. We have a Flathead we put a blower and Holley fuel injection on. Works great.
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REALLY nice pictures, Ian!!! Awesome!
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:30 PM   #39
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This is photo shopped, right?
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:36 PM   #40
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I would say, probably so.

My guess is was originally a '32 manifold, made to look like a later 2 barrel

Probably shorten, too. I think it would have been higher than the hood, to show them off!!
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