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  • #46
    http://www.webercarbsdirect.com/Phot...uctCode=V8-350 this is closer to what four downdraft Webers would look like on a Stude V8. The barrels are too far apart to line up with the ports.

    Four sidedraft Webers on a cross ram begins to look like a nest of snakes. I built one back in the bad old days and never again. The throttle linkage was a nightmare and tuning Webers is an art form that takes years to learn, about five thousand dollars in parts and a chassis dyno.

    thnx, jack vines.

    PackardV8
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    • #47
      I didn't mean to make fun of anything only trying to think out of the box. I coudn't get specs on the webers only trying to help with a under the hood mod. I didn't know weber are so hard to tune.
      Jeff that is a great way to mount two them.
      My reasoning for the suggestion is ,to supercharge a 289,259 the cost is the engine cost plus about $3200.00,This tunnel ram is 780 plus the cost of one or two edelbrockes @ 325-400 each,the webers are 380-410. So if you use two you are looking at 1600.00 plus leakage . which is what lionel wants for a two quad setup .(this months turning wheels advertizement). so the cost of this tunnel ram is very reasonably priced and I think state of the art in 2008.
      JOE

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      • #48
        I helped Alex a bit with the design of his Webber "cross ram" manifold.
        Other than making the carb. mounting "boxs" (otherwise known as a plenum) a tad on the restrictive side...he did a nice job.

        Funny thing...a few times at the drag races, he never got it to run too much better than a well tuned, single carburetor.

        But it does look different...catches a lot of stares.

        Personally..as has been said...the carb. and ignition tuneup just is still a bit off...and...he was racing at 3500 feet...add to that, they were all warm (not hot, but) days.

        Mike

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        • #49
          59, I built one for my MG and had more money in brass tuning parts than the Weber cost, just think what it would be like with 4 of em.

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          • #50
            Hi, MVM, Alan, et al,

            Although this thread continues to wander away from Ken's beautiful tunnel ram workmanship, it does give some insights. MVM said of the dual Webers,
            quote:Funny thing...a few times at the drag races, he never got it to run better than a well tuned, single carburetor.
            Most here know this, but it bears repeating - When building a performance Studebaker V8, the first money should be spent on head porting, larger intake valves, more compression, more camshaft. Only after these areas are addressed does the OEM iron intake or Lionel Stone's repro aluminum intake become the limiting factor. Without a big investment in the inside stuff, a high-zoot intake manifold is just eye candy.

            As always, your car, your money, your decision.

            thnx, jack vines

            PackardV8
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            • #51
              I'd like to have one and it could just decorate my coffee table...truly a work of art.

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              • #52
                I have a stock 259ci motor in my Lark, how would it react with one of these on top of it? Some say its not for the street, is that true?
                http://www.flickr.com/photos/55374615@N00/3167919079/
                How cool would it be to see that out of the hood of my Lark?
                -Dave

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                • #53
                  Dave, If you get one would you tell us how well it fits under your hood. I am sure it wouldn't fit in an Avanti or even the early C's & K's but would love to see some pics. of it in your Lark. Don't use anything larger than a 600 CFM single 4 BBL.

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                  • #54
                    I'd like to get one also but Ken won't answer my e-mails, P-mails...!

                    Alan, et.al. - One could also use two vacuum secondary Holley 390cfm carburetors...!

                    Dave, it really isn't for the street...BUT, depending on many things, it COULD be made to somewhat work on the street.
                    For decent low speed power the runners are too short, the plenum is too large.
                    The plenum cavity can easilly be made smaller, the runners...not so much!
                    As I noted above, with twin 390's (vacuum), it might work ok.

                    Don't expect 20 mpg though...!!

                    Mike
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                    • #55
                      quote:How cool would it be to see that out of the hood of my Lark?
                      As always, your car, your money, your decision. There are some of us who are never going to buy anything requiring a hole in the hood.

                      FWIW, a 259" @ 5,500 RPMs consumes only 330 CFM total and we're going to put 780 CFM of carburetors or more on it? Yes, Mike, I did note you said vacuum secondaries, so they would be for looks only and the secondaries would never open.

                      thnx, jack vines

                      PackardV8
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