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AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter)
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3/16/23 5:43 p.m.

AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter)
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3/16/23 5:53 p.m.
NickD
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3/16/23 6:01 p.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/16/23 6:51 p.m.
NickD said:

The Autolite inline 4-barrels are also rad. Neat idea on paper, with better fuel distribution (venturi bore spacing was 4.38", right about the same as a SBF, so you had a venturi feeding 2 cylinders with a near straight shot). As I recall, they worked okay in a race application, where you could keep the engine on a boil at all times, but were miserable at low-RPM and cold-start, since they were basically four massive primaries. They made a single carb intake for Boss 302s and, supposedly, an ultra-rare dual-carb cross-ram manifold for Boss 429s. Personally, I think one on top of an 8-71 blower would be the hot ticket.

They were supposed to be run as an independent runner style carb.  Two of them were a perfect setup for a 302 or 351C, as an American analogue to four 48IDAs.

They were adjustable like Webers, with jet/emulsion/air bleed assemblies you could pull out the top.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
3/16/23 8:33 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Barry Grant made a "Bad Man" inline Demon carb. I think they didn't make very many. But they do exist. No idea on the drivability, I've never met a person that's seen, let alone used one.

MyMiatas
MyMiatas Reader
3/16/23 9:24 p.m.

Not to good to see a Porsche splattered with cow poop. :0(

Was it for sale?

MyMiatas
MyMiatas Reader
3/16/23 9:31 p.m.
Gary said:



The last pic, did she ever make it to Antartica to drive out in the great out doors?

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/16/23 9:57 p.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Barry Grant made a "Bad Man" inline Demon carb. I think they didn't make very many. But they do exist. No idea on the drivability, I've never met a person that's seen, let alone used one.

I wouldn't trust it. Barry Grant's stuff especially near the end, was really shoddy. I remember a Hot Rod Rescue (man, that was a great segment, I'm sad Hot Rod Mag got rid of that) where a guy had all sorts of issues with one of the Barry Grant Six-Shooters, their name for a tri-power setup. They dove into it and the whole setup was fundamentally flawed from top to bottom, never would have worked. I seem to recall the throttle blades even fouled on the intake. They got it to work eventually but it took a ton of reengineering.  Then Barry Grant went bankrupt, he never drafted a plan to reorganize, and it was eventually liquidated. He made another company, Granted Solutions, and that also seems to have gone belly-up as well.

DonnonGT
DonnonGT New Reader
3/16/23 10:11 p.m.
NickD said:

The Autolite inline 4-barrels are also rad. Neat idea on paper, with better fuel distribution (venturi bore spacing was 4.38", right about the same as a SBF, so you had a venturi feeding 2 cylinders with a near straight shot). As I recall, they worked okay in a race application, where you could keep the engine on a boil at all times, but were miserable at low-RPM and cold-start, since they were basically four massive primaries. They made a single carb intake for Boss 302s and, supposedly, an ultra-rare dual-carb cross-ram manifold for Boss 429s. Personally, I think one on top of an 8-71 blower would be the hot ticket.

That one has my vote for coolest name. :)

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/17/23 9:00 a.m.

Typical Florida driver problems, inatentive Cadillac drivers pushing Porsche's off the road!

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
3/17/23 9:15 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
3/17/23 9:21 a.m.

This anchor was hurled 1.5 miles when the French ship "Grandcamp" exploded in 1947.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
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3/17/23 10:01 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

The dangers of putting too much ammonium nitrate in one place.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
3/17/23 10:33 a.m.

Yeah, I try not to do that.

1SlowVW
1SlowVW Dork
3/17/23 10:44 a.m.

On brand for today. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/17/23 10:57 a.m.

Almost went to the meme thread with this one:

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
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3/17/23 11:24 a.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/17/23 11:40 a.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/17/23 3:59 p.m.

Toyota MR-2 Spyder with 2023 Prius headlamps

Gary
Gary UberDork
3/17/23 3:59 p.m.

84FSP
84FSP UberDork
3/17/23 5:23 p.m.

Doritos for everyone

DonnonGT
DonnonGT New Reader
3/17/23 6:04 p.m.
84FSP said:

Doritos for everyone

Reminds me of a ouija board planchette.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
3/18/23 8:27 a.m.

914Driver
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3/18/23 8:28 a.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/18/23 10:47 a.m.

RIP Lance Reddick 

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