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Does a r3 carb box fit under a 53 c/k hood?

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  • Does a r3 carb box fit under a 53 c/k hood?

    Does a r3 carb box fit under a 53 c/k hood? (on a stude v8)

    Just wondering if this has been done?

    54 Champion coupe
    48 Champion Convert
    54 Champion coupe
    48 Champion Convert

  • #2
    Yes it has been done. I believe you would need to use the Avanti "short" motor mounts.

    Jeff Rice has a pic of one in his Webshots album here:

    And I'm pretty sure Bob Petersons chopped coupe has an R3 box.

    I've seen other examples over the years, so it's definitely possible.


    • #3
      The problem is getting the blower mounted low enough to clear the hood. Here's Scott Hall's Speedster (with a '53 front clip). R2 carb hat...

      The right inner fender is modified just a little.

      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA


      • #4
        I did this to my 54 coupe years ago.The box fits fine and the sidemount blower has to be recessed into the inner fender by dimpling
        the area.Steve
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