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Old 01-01-2018, 02:48 PM   #1
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I just can't get this through my thick head, just what makes a manifold made to put twin carburetors on worth 4 to $500 I think it's ridiculous and will not pay that for that small of a manifold.

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Old 01-01-2018, 02:52 PM   #2
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It is not a circumstance that is unique to the Ford Model A.
In the free and open marketplace, it is called "Supply and Demand".
And it some instances it is merely a matter of 'throwing mud against the wall - and seeing what sticks".
And too, there is the old adage, "There is a fool born every minute". There are still buyers for the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:38 PM   #3
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Broolyn bridge?
Is that still available?
I tried to buy it a few years ago and could only come up with $5.27
Someone else out bid me.
I need to try again!
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:13 PM   #4
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I don't recall seeing a dual carb manifold that was that expensive. I see that the Vortex dual updraft intake with two linkages now sells for around $330.00 . The one that I bought a few years agao from Charlie Yapp was less . I paid around six hundred for an old original cast iron Trojan dual updraft manifold that came with two rebuilt Zenith model A carbs , the fuel lines , a bag full of Zenith jets and parts plus the original linkage . I remember seeing Trojan manifolds in magazines when I was a teenager and had always wanted one for my model A .Trojan manifolds started showing up on eBay in the early two thousands and I would cheap out and get outbid when they sold for over three hundred for the bare manifold only .When the one that I now have came up I was hell bent and determined not to get out bid and I managed to prevail . Considering that I got the full setup plus parts , I feel that I did OK . The best dual updraft manifold that I have came from Steve Becker at Berts model A center . I bought this cast iron Uniflo manifold in 95 and it was made later in the 30s for use on the model B engine . The Uniflo has larger runners than my other manifolds and out performs them all . As far as price goes , I see that a finned aluminum dual downdraft intake manifold sells for $220.00 in Snyders catalog .It all depends on what a person wants and what they are willing to pay . I am happy with mine.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:36 PM   #5
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We produce & sell a finned dual carb one for $195.00 , If you want picture then mail me , Freight should not be too expensive,
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:39 PM   #6
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Well I've got an awful thick head myself "BUT If A PERSON WANTS IT MORE POWER TO THEM! AT 75 YEARS OLD I KNOW THAT YOU CANT TAKE IT WITH YOU" ! The Money or the wanted Part But you can dang sure enjoy it while you are here! Believe Me I have more Wanted Stuff Than the Law Allows! Guess I should sell it all and stack up the cash for my heirs so they can buy Crap I wouldn't want anywhere near me?
There are plenty of people out in this old world that cant even figure out why anybody in their RIGHT MIND WOULD WANT AN MODEL A OR ANY OLD CAR FOR THAT MATTER
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:00 PM   #7
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Right on , Triumphleroy !!!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:21 PM   #8
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michael A,
I can appreciate your frustration. Most of the things I want are out of my budget as well. For instance, that 25 year old trophy wife, the upkeep would kill me, if she didn't! Happy new year!
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:15 PM   #9
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If people are willing to pay the price then it is worth that price.
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Slammin, post #8 -

Yes, you are most definitely right !

Remember the old adage: "Be careful what you wish for . . . . it MIGHT come true !"
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:14 AM   #11
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The past Trophy wife is looking at us now because we are desirable $$$ But we can afford to take her grown Daughter out now!
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