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Old 09-27-2011, 09:49 AM
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Of course there is the venerable 2x2 on an old ('49) Caddy engine. Carter's on an Edmund's intake as seen at NSRA/Burlington on Saturday.

There was also a car that evidently my little and very old P&S camera failed to fire - 8 Stromberg 81's on, I believe an early (303cid) Oldsmobile.

I've had several including a 406 Ford, a Y block and a few flatheads with tri power. But, the one that sounded the meanest - a big Carter AFB 4 BBL

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2) Discuss the relative advantages of a 2x2 system over a single 4bbl if any.
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carter wcd !

I liked Carter WCD 2 barrels. like on the olds pict.
About twice as much air flow as a flat head 97, float bowl around the carb so they work on 4 X 4 's on slopes, Adjustable metering rods so you don,t have to take the carb apart to adjust air fuel ratio. But there is the sound of 3 2's when you put your foot down, the drone of all that air moving when you have matched pasages , ported and polished heads, intake, carb .
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:21 AM
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This one is going on our motor boat!
383 V drive

Still looking for a reverse sump oil pan for this flat bottom ski boat............. anyone !!!
Contact Stef's in Lakewood NJ. He makes Jersey skiff pans.
Or try Sked @ J&S Marine I think thats Eatontown or Shrewsbury
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you damn skippy we run tri power....is there any other alternative? lol
vintage speed offers the ol' 97's and the rochesters....even barrygrant offers the demon 97's in a ti power setup...I always see at least one guy at the local cruise nights running em'
the only thing better than a tri power is a 6 pack and even an 8 carb setup...but nothing beats the looks of a classic tri power
my friend runs a tri powered blown 331 HEMI with rochesters from vintage speed and works like a dream!





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Old 09-30-2011, 08:13 AM
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How about twin blowers and twin F.I. on each blower on a sbc.
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You guy are nuts ,no wonder you keep diapers in the cars ,they're not for oil leaks, they're for guys like me sheeting themselves when you punch it...
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You that's crazy. I came across a guy who own a honda civic that has 2 engines, yes 2. Up front is a 4 banger to drive around and then a fuel injected blown olds 455 that run on alcohol with open headers pushing 1000hp. in the back for racing with 2 seperate transmission. I wish I had pictures. It's a mine blower It will leave you a brown stain. I know somebody here on Long Island have seen it cruising around.

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3 X 2 barrels

A lot of us GTO guys have factory tri-powers. Every body asks me if they're hard to set up. The truth is they are super easy if you have progressive linkage. It cruises off the center two-barrel, only when you floor it do the end carbs open up. The end carbs have accelerator pumps too so there is no bog or stumble. Yeah, you can't beat the sound of three deuces wide open.

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Gotta love the old 389's, these of my second '65 GTO, before and after. I found an air pan, and opened up the hood scoop after these photos.
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Gotta love the old 389's, these of my second '65 GTO, before and after. I found an air pan, and opened up the hood scoop after these photos.
did a overhaul on a frnds 1963 ford conver with a 406 trypower holley..Carbs wher easy to set up,they also used progresive linkage,run on the center then the rear .opend just a slight amount,the back 2 wher full open togther.that pusled me but it worked very well.the car is still around,no power brakes that was scary
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I had 4 tri powers at once. I am down to my last 2. This one may end up on my wagon. It runs so good with the ram air carb that I hate to take it off.
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Photos from my trial assembly. Many, many years ago. Engine is in a '68 El Camino.

This is the only Holley-equipped tri-power SMALL block Chevy I'm aware of. Don't even ask what it took to make the HEI fit.

I'm the third and sixth owner of this system. Somewhere along the line I went brain-dead and sold it...then had to buy it back years later from a different owner.



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my 6-pack I have had for nearly 40 years has been on 2 cars my 55 ford meteor , I gave to my son a few years ago .and now going on my 68 Ranchero on a srtoked 428 ..my mid life crisis mistress !! bought it for 150 bucks in Seattle 1974 I think..
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