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What is a teapot carb? Why the name?

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What is a teapot carb? Why the name?
It was tall and narrow like a teapot and was prone to fires. The float was above the throttle body. They were used on early to mid "50's" Ford, Lincoln & Mercurys until about 1956 but still used on trucks after that.
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Another name for those carbs was 'towering inferno' and named after the '50s movie of the same name.
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Back in the 60's we called these the "chit on the top" carbs. The vacuum secondaries left a lot to be desired in the reliability arena also.

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thanks! I was doing my work term at an exhaust shop, had a 54 Monarch come in for dual exhaust, drove in with open headers.


I had never seen that type of carb before, it was on a 239 Y block. He didn't volunteer too much information, just "teapot carb, bud"
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Another name for those carbs was 'towering inferno' and named after the '50s movie of the same name.

towering inferno came out in 1974
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