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Old 06-13-2010, 10:23 PM
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carter intake manifolds

I was talking to a guy yesterday thet mentioned he had two Carter intakes for SBC. I did some searching online and can't find any info on them just wondering if it is worth looking into and if they are decent from a performance aspect.

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I suspect what he was saying is that he has two intake manifolds that will mount square-bore Carter carburetors, as opposed to spread-bore carburetors like the Quadrajet.
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early 327's came with a dual plane intake with a specific Carter AVS intake pattern.

Not the same pattern as for a holley or Edelbrock AFB. A adapter is required to bolt a holley on this manifold.
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The Carter WCFB was a "small" bolt pattern Carter carb. They were used alot before the AFB and square bore Holley came along. The dual four SBC up to the early 60's used them, even w/two of them, the total was less than 800 CFM. They all could be considered to be "air valve secondary" carbs, although "AVS" as a term wasn't used until relatively recently, IIRC.

IIRC the WCFB shared the same bolt pattern as the Holley 6000, aka "Flaming Toilet Bowl":



Below is an adapter that shows the difference in the bolt patterns between the WCFB (inner) and the square bore (outer).

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