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 Post subject: Re: Carb location question
 Post Posted: May 4th, 2012, 7:41 am 
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I dont know how it worked but raco did this on the original indy car prototype to get it to clear under the body. I think they even just used copper plumbing to make the intake. I know it ran because there are pictures of it running on a track. It was also just a short 90deg. I would bet it would work.

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 Post subject: Re: Carb location question
 Post Posted: May 4th, 2012, 7:44 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Carb location question
 Post Posted: May 4th, 2012, 3:34 pm 
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Dan,
My original Terry Bennett built Bullet sprintcar needed the carb turned around 180 degrees to facilitate an easier throttle/ brake linkage to the servo. Terry made replacement aluminium blocks that were 1 inch long. It worked a treat and gave increases performance. We kept the performance part quiet ! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Carb location question
 Post Posted: May 5th, 2012, 12:22 am 
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Brad,
Yes they are legal.
So are these extender blocks...

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 Post subject: Re: Carb location question
 Post Posted: November 23rd, 2012, 11:03 am 
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Here's my carb relocation solution. It looks a little ugly now, but I'll end up coating it to look like carbon fiber.

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 Post subject: Re: Carb location question
 Post Posted: November 27th, 2012, 3:31 pm 
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Here's the intake manifold painted with fake carbon fiber using the DIY hydrocoating kit at home. I mention how to do that in the tips section of the forum.

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