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  1. robert_c

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    #1 robert_c, Feb 14, 2009
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    I saw this today. I love it. I had him take off the air cleaner so I could see the carbs.

    So here is my question. Why 3 carbs for a V8? Why not 2 or 4? It seems it would be easier to distribute to the intake manifold. Does the front carb go only to the front two pistons or does the intake manifold go to all the carbs?

    Talked to the owner and it's for sale. 60k. He has a Shelby Mustang fastback also for sale. PM me if you want his phone number.
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    #2 Meister, Feb 15, 2009
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    I would think that for $60K the owner could take his sweaty vodka-cran off the console....but that's just me.

    This is a good question, and one I never really thougth about before.

    "Tri-power" was a catch word for most of the manufacturers in the 60's. Some GTO's were tri-power, Vettes were optioned w/ tri-power, Dodge/Chrysler.....etc.

    Yet I never thought about the "why" or the math of (3) carbs for 8 cylinders.

    I look forward to the responses...
     
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    For Mopar they called it a Six Pack. The car ran off the center carb until you mashed the gas. Then you had 4 more barrels feeding the motor. I think total cfm was 1175 IIRC.
    I would decode the VIN for that car. How is it being represented?
    The nose looks like a 1970, but the "billboard" decal on the side was a 1971 only feature.
     
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    Where the hell did that come from....a Pontiac? This makes the one in the Rallye dash superfluous.
     
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    Awesome looking machine...to me an icon.
     
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    Current market would make getting $60K a tough run.

    neat car but 100% originality is the way to get maximum price.
     
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    #7 Axecent, Feb 15, 2009
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    The Geico Ghekko would look swell driving it!

    I wouldn't mind having a nice 'stang GT fastback, with the louvered rear roof supports, but that is pretty much off topic.
     
  10. GuyIncognito

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    Here's a question: If the car is worth $60k now, what would it have fetched at BJ Scottsdale in 2006? $150k? $200k?
     
  11. robert_c

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    He told me he was offered $110 a few years a go and turned it down. Ouch.
     
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    Your correct, Pontiac, or JCWhitney (no kidding, I bought one in the late 80's from them that looked close). The 6 pack setup is pretty cool.
     
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    He told me it was a 1970.
     

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