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Old 09-15-2019, 09:08 AM   #1
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Default Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

A Fenton 2x2 head has come up for sale locally. It is in good shape except two stripped threaded holes for the fuel pump assy. I've been looking for vintage heads and an intake but prices are crazy, especially when you factor in the US/CAN exch rate. They're asking CAN$325. Seems to be worth it, andI'm not looking for perf gains. I am heading down to Heshey next month hoping to find some similar stuff, but should I jump on this first?
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

If a dual carb intake is what you want, buy it. There is no guarantee that you will find a better deal at Hershey.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

Decent price BUT if your heading to Hershey next month Im going to have a large amount of heads and intakes for sale at decent ready to sell prices for the common names like what you posted. Theres also going to be many very rare intakes and heads but princes would be more due to the rarity. Example I have a nice used set of Fenton 8BA heads for $325.00 the intake your posted as well others similar are under 300.00 when purchased with a set of heads. Guess i should add the above prices are US dollars.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

If you are NOT going to use any 8BA components ( oil filler/breather or road draft) this is about the going U.S. price for a used one on EBAY.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:07 AM   #5
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

But you have to remember that with the current exchange rate $300 US dollars is equal to about $400 Canadian dollars. That Fenton would be about $245 US.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

I didn’t do the exchange rate, but a Fenton intake is around $200-$300 US. Factor in your time locating one and this one may be a good deal for you.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:59 AM   #7
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

A bird in the hand.....................?
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:03 PM   #8
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

That is a later example of a Fenton.
The early ones have the Fenton logo under the generator location.
I have one on my 8BA and it works fine.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:29 AM   #9
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

So it should fit on my C69 block?
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:23 AM   #10
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

Yes, Also be aware that you will have to find a generator bracket, as the placement of the carburetors on that manifold does not allow for the generator to be mounted in the conventional manner. An alternator just might fit, especially one of the smaller units.
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:31 AM   #11
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Damn. It looks as though there is enough room for the generator. I need an intake that will still allow the stock generator to fit in the stock location. Why bother then with the stock generator mounting interface?
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:41 AM   #12
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

there is no room for a generator you will need an off set gen mount
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:02 PM   #13
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One plus is the carbs are set equally/better over the intakes they feed.
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:03 PM   #14
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

They donīt have the generator mount (big stud) only the fan mount (2 threaded holes)
and are offset more forward to take only the fan.
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:23 PM   #15
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Excellent intake, and so are several others of the same ilk. A 1/2" riser will make it even better. In JWL book he goes through all this with an excellent chapter on tuning the 94/97 carbs, that's woth the price of the book
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:10 PM   #16
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Excellent intake, and so are several others of the same ilk.

"Ilk", dang Ron, nice. A word not seen very often in modern vocabulary.

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Old 09-16-2019, 09:29 PM   #17
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I'm very old, but I do try to play with words. To old to play with anything else.
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:52 PM   #18
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Default Re: Fenton 2x2 intake. Good, bad, or ugly?

I have a Fenton like that that does clear the generator, at least with 94 carbs. It has the script between the carb flanges as in that photo. I can't be sure it's exactly the same without measuring.
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Ron sit back and enjoy , I'm guessing you've played plenty. Not saying stop!

Think the 36 generator is shorter also. maybe the same for earlier yrs? But I don't think it'll work with is intake?




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