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JRV...

I know you have a se


JRV...

I know you have a set! Take pity on a masochistic old Ferrari driver and give me a good deal! I wont feel complete as a human being until I find a set! Save me from a life of misery!

Conversely..... anyone else out there have a set of DCN weber carb tops and velocity stacks taking up space in the basement?

Terry
 
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Terry,

Hey I just saw a pi


Terry,

Hey I just saw a picture of a stack posted by Jeff of FUK..(hehe)...on Fchat in the tech section, a thread on Carb Parts. It was unplated for some reason (origs were Nickle Satin). Have you checked with him for a full set and tops? He just might have everything you need in stock?

Did you find a Cold Air Box yet?

BTW, I'm not saying no I won't part with my set...it's just I've had them so many years I think Iwould feel naked without them...{
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Ill holler at FUK and see what

Ill holler at FUK and see what they have. No cold air box, but Bill Badurski has specs and plans. It really doesnt look like something that would be tough for my local machine shop to fabricate from sheet aluminum, then I paint it.

Naked is GOOOOOOOOOOOD! You dont need some old nasty carb tops hanging around! Think about price...

I would also like to discuss a couple of things relative to Daytona maintenance with you.... can you PM me a number?
 
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Terry,

Well,

see what J


Terry,

Well,

see what Jeff has and I'll think about mine.

Besides here or email [email protected] you can reach me most often at the shop 713-682-0370

Regards, JRV
 
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JRV...

Would the carb tops


JRV...

Would the carb tops and stacks from 275GBT/6C work. I spoke with a Gentleman who has a set he took off of his 275 some years back, I want to make sure they are the same.

Im also assuming that in installing them I would need to swap the floats over and reset float levels. What else would be involved?

Thanks!
 
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hi Terry, yes those tops &

hi Terry, yes those tops & stacks will work.

Change the needles & seats & floats over and bolt them on. You will have to carefully remove the choke assemblies from your carbs. That's about all I remember besides the mandatory fiddling to get everything just so so.

If you don't mind how much does this guy want for his parts?
 
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Discussion Starter #7
Terry,
After locating the car


Terry,
After locating the carb tops and stacks the next obstacle is finding screens for the stacks. I'm working with a local resoration shop to have a few fabricated using mine as a model. Hope to have some soon, so if you get to that point let me know. Another option however is to use a filter in the cold air box. I was able to adapt a stock Daytona filter by adding about 2" of foam insulation strip to the filter in order to fill the distance inside the box.
 
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Sounds good Bill. I was hoping

Sounds good Bill. I was hoping to get some specs/plans from you for the cold air box? I would probably go the filter in teh airbox route, but if you do get some screens done up I would want some.
 
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Bill, I should have my carb

Bill, I should have my carb tops and stacks in a week or so, just waiting on shipping.

So... if you can come up with some good looking screens that would be fantastic. I could use them until I have time to make a cold air box. Do your screens allow for a small foam filter? I have seen pictures of screens on stacks that house a small foam type filter that would appear to work very well.
 
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Terry,
Sorry for the delay in


Terry,
Sorry for the delay in responding, been out of town. My screens do not allow a foam filter, I've seen the ones you describe but they don't fit the siamesed stacks on Daytona.
 
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I got my new carb tops and sta

I got my new carb tops and stacks in today! They do look COOL.. cant wait to get them on the car, though its going to be a couple months probably until I really have time.

Im debating whether to go for some good, small mesh screens or do the cold air box and usea filter? I dont drive down dirt roads and I keep the engine bay spotless. Is there really all that much risk in using screens but not a filter?

Bill: Did you ever get some screens made up? Do you have any specs/plans for the cold air box you could send/lend me? What do you suggest? Can you post more pics of yours?

Thanks!

Terry
 
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Hi Terry,

Yes it's cool


Hi Terry,

Yes it's cool to run open stacks...for short periods of time in clean air. I think the fear of sucking in rocks is pretty remote unless your chasing other cars down a gravel road. The bigger problem over time is grit in the air sanding the rings.


Maybe these guys can fix you up with filters or screens: http://www.coastfab.com/airfilters&plenums.html

Have Fun !! {
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Regards, JRV
ps: do you think you found the last barn find set?
 
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JRV.... no idea on the barn

JRV.... no idea on the barn find thing. I would guess there are sets out there though. Seems lots of people would prefer the cars bone stock for perceived resale or such. Though to me this doesnt make much sense, if you have the original parts in a box how can the racing parts impact value in a negative way?

If those guys you linked could make a set of filter to attach to the top of the stacks.. that would be perfect. Ill give them a call.

I wonder about the magnitude of the risk associated with grit in the air. I mean.... how much grit is there really in the air that will make it into the carbs? If you have some good screens keeping any larger material out, it seems the volume of small material would be very minimal especially on a car where the engine bay is meticulously clean? Have you ever seen a car with bad rings caused by running stacks? They look SO cool.... but I dont want to trash a good engine.
 
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Hi Terry,
Here's a photo


Hi Terry,
Here's a photo of my screens. The dome shape was used to provide more surface area that flat. They are formed and soldered to brass rings, which then are attached to the inside of the stack with good old JB Weld. I ran this setup for ten years before overhaul due to oil leaks. Found no abnormal wear during the overhaul, but I do only drive about 1500 miles a year and avoid dusty conditions. I'm still working on having some screen sets fabricated by my friend at his shop.
 
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Discussion Starter #16
Bill...

Do you have any tem


Bill...

Do you have any templates, specs or plans for the factory style cold airbox? Im thinking the airbox is probably a better move than just screens. It will give give more power, still looks good and probably helps save the engine some.

How would you suggest I move forward in constructing one? It would be fun to make one, shoots lots of pics and do a tech article on it. A "Hotrod your Daytona" sort of thing. All the purist would crap a brick


Thanks!

Terry
 
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Terry,
I'll try to get so


Terry,
I'll try to get some photos and dimensions together for you.
 
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