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carb mount?
« on: January 16, 2023, 07:44:45 PM »
The carb mounting area of my stock manifold tilts forward 4 degrees is this right ?
I have always been told it should be flat, 0 degrees.
Is this the way they came new? If so why?     

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Re: carb mount?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2023, 04:05:56 PM »
The carb mounting surface tilts forward in order to keep it "level" since the engine is tilted back..
The front off the engine sits about 3/4" higher than the rear
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Re: carb mount?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2023, 10:44:02 AM »
I guess it was not clear the motor is mounted in the car and only tilts back 1 degree, way less than any other car I have ever heard of.
And the carb mount still tilts forward 4 degrees. And yes all mounts etc. are stock. Has anyone else ever checked for this??

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Re: carb mount?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2023, 09:58:33 AM »
What car do you have? I have a stock 73 pinto wagon with 2.0 and my engine tilts back..

Rear is  3/4 inch lower than front

I desiagned and fabricated a custom manifold for my car and had to.slope it so the carbs were level.

Also the only time the carb is.really "level" is when its parked on a level.surface. ..when driving the cuel.is.sloshi ng around so it.doesnt matter..
Red 1973 pinto wagon DD, SoCal desert car, Factory 4 speed, 3.40 gears, Stock engine, 14" rims and tires, 60 K original miles