Six Pack Mechanical Carbs....what air cleaner?

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  1. 1968rt

    1968rt Well-Known Member

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    Im looking at a set of mechanical carbs. It looks like the float adjusting nuts are offset on the mechanical carbs and will hit the stock air cleaner. Anyone have experience with them?
     
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    You're looking at carbs with side hung floats? If the price is right you could always get center hung bowls and switch them over.
     
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    1968rt Well-Known Member

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    Thats a good idea....i should have realized that. Thanks
     
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    The mechanical carbs have entering blocks & therefore don't have room for center hung float bowls.... The air cleaner should clear, it was a common upgrade back in the 70's...
     
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    I suppose you mean "metering" blocks:poke:
    Lol...autocorrect strikes again!
     
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    1 Wild R/T Well-Known Member

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    Love Auto-Correct.... Thanks!! LOL..
     
  7. 1968rt

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    An original center carb has a metering block and center hung floats and it fits!
     
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    If you look the spacing for the rear carb is to tight.... Trust me.... Or don't.. LOL..
     
  9. 68 HEMI GTS

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    Center hung bowls will not work because of the rear carb. I think the fuel line entrance on the front carb is the issue with a stock air cleaner. I run a A12 base on mine and it works fine cause it’s flat. I’m sure the fuel line issue can be worked around though.

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    I do them all the time, I make my own front fitting or I run the line out back or run 3 separate lines like 68 HEMI GTX. I use a stock 440 6 pack air cleaner but you have to put a dent in it for the front fitting to clear. I know I have a picture of a air cleaner but cant find it at the moment.

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    found the picture of the base, some thing like this and it will work. This is a reproduction base

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    Thanks guys!!
     
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    listen to these guys, they are correct. when you drive your mechanical six pac you will never want any other carb set up ever again
     
  15. 68 HEMI GTS

    68 HEMI GTS Well-Known Member

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    except a dominator :lol:

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    Well I got a good deal so I bought them!! A little rough but functional
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    With a little work you can swap the small center out with a 4412 carb.
     
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