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Old 09-09-2011, 09:52 PM
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Any of you guys have a Tri-Power attached to your engine? I don't see many of these anymore. Below is a photo I took of my Dads Pontiac Bonneville convertible with a 389. It runs absolutely flawless.
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I run Rochester tri-power on my hemi.

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Old 09-10-2011, 12:50 AM
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back in the early 80's i was a service writer for a Pontiac dealer and one day a young kid pulled in with a 65 gto w/tri power he couldn't get the carbs tuned right so even though at the time the car was almost 20 years old he figured the dealer was the place to go. there were about 15 mechanics in the shop and when the car rolled in they all went over to look at it. then i told them about tuning the carbs and 14 of them just shrugged their shoulders and walked away. except for one old timer he took the work order and the car and in about 20 minutes he had it running like new. it was the kids lucky day!
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I've run several of themover the years, and currently have Tri-Power on my Hemi in my 57 Plymouth and 401 FE in my 64 Ford. I've also got a SBC setup set aside for an era correct 283 I'll get around to building one of these days.
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Back in the early 80s there was a 70 some and 1/2 Z28 the year with the bigger wing, what year is that? Well it was all original lt1 four speed just headers and rally wheels 7s and 8s with the formulla 1 tries. It was the lite green with black strips and green int. Then a 66 or 67 GTO three douce lite yellow black int, factory Pontiac rally wheels and four speed 389. The GTO puts a single carb holley. They run it for 150. The GTO wins. Time pass the GTO puts the original intake back on. The Z wants a rematch for 300. I wasn't there for the first race just for the rematch my dad said the Goat beat him by way more with the Tri Power. Well the cars just sit now in my home town.
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Those are some good stories guys, thanks for sharing them. It's always fun to read what others have experienced in life.

Tri-Powers are pretty neat and so are Dual-Quads.

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Those are some good stories guys, thanks for sharing them. It's always fun to read what others have experienced in life.

Tri-Powers are pretty neat and so are Dual-Quads.

Mike
Just the other night on classic cars they had a "T" Bucket with a hemi and three four barrels, yes 4 barrels. why I don't know.

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Speedway just started selling their version of the stromburgs for the tri power eldebrock manifold complete with directions and tools to balance them.supposedly they are ez to tune in.20-30 min
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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 !!!
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multi carb.

The Ford dealer wouldn't give me a discount on parts. Just a kid working part time out of the folks garage but they sent a new 427 dual quad up to me to check out . owner complaints about carb problems.
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I've run several of themover the years, and currently have Tri-Power on my Hemi in my 57 Plymouth and 401 FE in my 64 Ford. I've also got a SBC setup set aside for an era correct 283 I'll get around to building one of these days.
How about the movie Christine a fury like my uncle had with the duel fours! Just like the movie.
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Hard to beat the sound a set of nicely tuned deuces make @ WOT! Of course the neighbors 2-4 409 powered '57 was pretty cool too!
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Heck yea! That's cool too!
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Oh and a cross ram off a 69 camaro I didn't get to buy when I was a kid. And and a six pack roadrunner I road in, that was cool too.***************

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As we have strayed a bit from tri-powers, of all the multiple carb setups Iíve built and run over the years, this has got to be my favorite (Ďm currently building a 37 Dodge PU to wrap around it.



This video has a few of my other Tri-Power/Dual quad cars in it (itís a bit outdated now, a couple of the cars have been sold and a couple projects done).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6s8bp1w7hM
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