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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    World Ending Soon? | Time to Bolt a Carburetor on your Cobra

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    Anyone looking to ditch the fuel injection system on their C-Head 4.6L Mod Motor? Since we're getting knee deep in Corona Virus panic mode, it might be time to start thinking simple. While looking through Craig’s List for interesting projects I stumbled upon some odd engine parts. It seems that someone really loved their carburetors, because they built two different carb’d induction systems for the Teksid blocked Lincoln Mark VIII or 1996-98 SVT Cobra Mustangs.

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    Quad-Deuces are a classic hot-rod look.

    The first is a pretty simple design. It just ditches the top intake hat and replaces it with a bolt on plate featuring what appears to be a flange for a Holley 4-Barrel Carb. Simple, but it should work. I’d be interested to see how well it works with the factory IMRC plates.

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    Someone on SVTP needs to pick these up and start a project.

    The second setup is way more complicated, and would probably look pretty good on a Street Rod. It consists of two custom machined intake flanges that bolt directly to the cylinder heads. To those flanges you can then bolt up 4-Weber Style carbs. That’s old school carburetor style at its coolest. I have no idea how well either setup would perform, but if anyone gives it a shot let me know. I can already smell the performance from here. The ignition setup it up to you.

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    If you want to pick these intakes up, they are still available. Just search for ‘Cobra’ in the Craig’s List link below:


    https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/


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    If you are ditching fuel injection , what about the ignition ?
    Thinking some kind of electromagnetic field ,that would interupt electronics ?
    I have seen cam drive distributors for a 4 cam before , that would probably fix that part of the equation..
     
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    I never thought a Mod motor could look sexy until I seen those 4 duals. I might've got wood if they had velocity stacks.
     
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    Of course it is in SWFL. Here on vacation and it makes perfect sense.
     
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    Buy it all.
     
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    bdcardinal I Spend car money on guns Premium Member Established Member

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    We do have toilet paper....
     
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    Make sure you're up on the current conversion rates.


    I can't wait until someone finds this thread in 10 years and has no idea wtf we're talking about, if the internet still exists then.
     
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    if those second set of carbs are Autolite downdrafts, they used them on the Boss 302s in the early 70s and they are worth a crap ton of money, especially if you have the intake.

    never mind, they aren't but here's a pic if you ever discover one in some garage

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    a little background, rules said you had to have a "single 4bbl"
    well..it's a single 4 bbl
     
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    Damn that is sexy
     
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    Yikes. Both of those look really sketchy. A Sullivan four barrel intake isn't that expensive.
     
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    I can't wait until someone finds this thread in 10 years and has no idea wtf we're talking about, if the internet still exists then.[/QUOTE]

    Probably don't have to wait 10 years, bet there are young members here googling carbuetor right now....
     
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    Probably don't have to wait 10 years, bet there are young members here googling carbuetor right now....[/QUOTE]

    I think he meant the toilet paper currency.

    You're not wrong though. The most confusing part of Don LaSota's SCT tuning manual to me was that he related everything to carbs. Kept talking about accelerator pumps and the like. Had to do some googling.
     

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