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Projects 41 buick staight 8 - 4 carb build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by kuhn1941, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. kuhn1941
    Joined: Feb 15, 2013
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    I just removed the dual intake and exhaust set up from my 1941 248ci buick , now comes the building of the intake and exhaust set up . Most of the stuff I got from " hells gate hot rods " flanges ,intake kit ,and some pics too . I am going 4 holley 94's and my thoughts run wild with vintage ideas that I can put on it to make it look more era correct to the 50's build style . Please if you have ideas or pictures of straight eight buick combo's or other inline combo's I would like to hear about them and or see pictures . The pictures I posted is of my engine bay , then the other picture (perfect 263ci) is what I have basically purchased to build . I know mine may not be as beautiful , but it is the general idea Thank you for any input
     

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  3. daliant
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    That 3 carb manifold is a nice looking piece but one thing the stands out and kinda ruins it for me is the rectangular shaped plenum, a 50's era piece would have most likely been built with a round plenum like the old U-Fab intakes.
     
  4. Bearing Burner
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    I saw a picture in Hot Rod from the early 50's where they ran a carb to each of the 4 intake ports no connection between any of them. This set up wouldn't idle.
     

  5. kuhn1941
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    Since I am welding the intake up myself , I am thinking of doing some custom mods to the rectangular shape . I also may use tubing to raise the carbs off the intake around 1" to 2" . There is pictures around the internet of these styles too.

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  6. trosa54
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    Here's one that might inspire you. This 27T with S8 motor roadster really motivated me to build one like it. I have the 263 S8 rebuild done, but the manifold and carb dynamics are still well.......not done. I've done a little research on this. I've seen the box type and the log. They both have there issues. Check www.teambuick. There's opinion there. Edmunds made a bat wing looking intake that may be out there somewhere, prepare to pay large, but who knows how it ran.

    Good Luck

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  7. daliant
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    ^^^ Yeah, that one nails it!! ^^^
     
  8. kuhn1941
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    I do like the round look. Makes the round curves on the engine look even better.

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  9. SwedishEinar
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    Are you selling the dual carb intake?
    /SwedishEinar

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  10. GaryB
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    that's cool as hell,runs a lot better that's bitchin,very work
     
  11. 1952henry
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    Very nice looking with the round intake. Fits well with the header.
     

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