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Mystery carburetor photo ID

Posted on 08/15/2013 8:50:57 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck

Go for it, I'm sure this won't take long.

What kind of Hemi is that? Just 'cause I look stoopid don't mean I ain't.


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I'll bet at least half a dozen Real Men laughed at my description in about 2 seconds.
1 posted on 08/15/2013 8:50:57 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck
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To: West Texas Chuck

Ford GT with 5.4l modular with Lysholm supercharger


2 posted on 08/15/2013 8:56:11 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: West Texas Chuck

supercharger

http://www.jegs.com/i/Ford+Racing/397/M-6066-M463P/10002/-1?CAWELAID=1710903372&catargetid=1784156834&cadevice=c&&cagpspn=pla&gclid=COzXjYWJgbkCFRGi4AodbBkArg


3 posted on 08/15/2013 8:56:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Yer funny, hoss.


4 posted on 08/15/2013 8:58:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Hemi-globin 5.0liter....useful engine if you need a transfusion....


5 posted on 08/15/2013 9:04:38 PM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: West Texas Chuck

I think I see a 427 Cobra in the background. **drool**


6 posted on 08/15/2013 9:08:03 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: West Texas Chuck

Going with fuel injection...not a carburetor...just say’in...


7 posted on 08/15/2013 9:08:21 PM PDT by lunarville (Common sense ain't so common anymore...)
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To: Disambiguator

That was my exact first thought...lol.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 9:09:43 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Alotta intake goin’ on there..


9 posted on 08/15/2013 9:13:51 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: West Texas Chuck

Where are all the haters (Ford bashers)?


10 posted on 08/15/2013 9:18:17 PM PDT by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

“Carburetor”?
“Hemi”?

Stop it, you’re killing me.


11 posted on 08/15/2013 9:20:02 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: West Texas Chuck
That's a blower, man. And here she is showing off other blowers.


12 posted on 08/15/2013 9:24:08 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

i don’t see a blower in the picture, what are you talking about?


13 posted on 08/15/2013 9:28:18 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

I count 7 superchargers on display...aka “blower”


14 posted on 08/15/2013 9:33:49 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

there were?? all i see is the hot chick. sorry man, i get distracted by “stuff”...


15 posted on 08/15/2013 9:39:30 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

That’s Miss Best Blower!


16 posted on 08/15/2013 10:01:44 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Disambiguator

Got to attend the Carrol Shelby Cobra 50 year anniversary in Dallas last year. There so many real Cobras and when they had them all crank em up and rev at their pleasure it would gave you goosebumps.


17 posted on 08/15/2013 10:09:56 PM PDT by X-spurt (Ready for the CRUZ missle.)
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To: Disambiguator

I can see at least 3 Cobras (or sections of them).

And yeah, no carburetor, and that’s not a hemi.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 12:58:37 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: All

First thing I thought was “Eaton Supercharger” then I saw the Ford emblems.

Not sure what type of Supercharger it is, but it is definitely a Supercharger.


19 posted on 08/16/2013 2:02:43 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Ask the MSM about Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian. Observe the subsequent blank stares.)
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To: max americana
i don’t see a blower in the picture, what are you talking about?

Her personal life is none of your business.

20 posted on 08/16/2013 2:18:38 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

What the hell turns the blower from the back of the engine? Looks like the belt is goin to the bell housing.


21 posted on 08/16/2013 2:26:09 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: chuckles

It’s a mid-engined car. The front of the car is to the left in the picture, and the rear is to the right.


22 posted on 08/16/2013 2:34:48 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: chuckles

Appears to be a Ford GT.


23 posted on 08/16/2013 2:37:47 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

24 posted on 08/16/2013 2:41:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: X-spurt

I thought there were only like 20 real cobras still alive? I mean the original 427 2 seaters. At least that’s what I think I heard on the Motorhead show where they had Leno on it (he owns 2 of them).

He said that some sheik owns like 6 of them, and wanted to buy his (one original, one restored), but he won’t sell them, and Carol Shelby Inc. owns a few as well.

Saw this show a few years back.

But I’m no Ford expert, or motorhead expert by any means. Please enlighten me if you could.


25 posted on 08/16/2013 4:08:01 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

That’s a Ford GT in the pic, with a Lysholm supercharger.


26 posted on 08/16/2013 6:09:14 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Admittedly, I haven’t paid much attention to hot-rod tech since the late 70’s. Is that motor facing backwards? I can’t imagine what the drive-belt is hooked to unless it is...


27 posted on 08/16/2013 6:13:20 AM PDT by jaydee770
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To: jaydee770

Ah! Mid-engine?


28 posted on 08/16/2013 6:14:20 AM PDT by jaydee770
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To: esoxmagnum
Depends what you mean by original.

Shelby American

29 posted on 08/16/2013 6:14:56 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Why does this thread remind me of:

A few years ago I took an 16” x 20” air filter for my hvac into a big box store to get a replacement. I asked a young man where to find the air filters. He stared at the air filter for a long time and finally said, “OMG - what kind of car do you have?”


30 posted on 08/16/2013 6:20:11 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: Disambiguator
OK, you guys are pretty good.

Yup, that GT was at the Cobra show in Plano last year. Aaron Shelby works at the bank up there and they had a collection of the most drool-worthy hardware I've ever seen. Couple dozen Shelby Cobras, couple dozen more Shelby Mustangs, three DeTomaso Panteras, couple of Sunbeam Alpines, some other stuff.

I shot pix until the memory card was full, and I think I got a chubby ;)

And oh yeah, one of these:

Worthy use of leisure time my brothers.

31 posted on 08/16/2013 6:21:47 AM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Obama, locked in a padded room with a bowling ball, would lose it, break it or cut himself on it.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3055170/posts

Here is a pretty good explanation of turbochargers and superchargers and how they work.

If you have a few minutes, read the Jelopnik article for more insights.

/s


32 posted on 08/16/2013 6:26:14 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: West Texas Chuck

You forgot about the distributor cap. Its clearly visible right under that thingy.


33 posted on 08/16/2013 6:28:56 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: esoxmagnum
I didn't count, but there had to have been a total of 30+ real Cobras there, more than half were 427 and some 289s.

Maybe Barrett-Jackson or Shelby family has a count on them, but I bet there are many more than 50 still running.

I was on a volunteer SCCA and NASCAR Rescue Team in Riverside, CA in 1963 when Cobras first hit. Saw first one at a race near LA, it was passing Vettes in the straights and in the turns.

At a big race at Riverside Raceway, Cobras dominated and after the race Shelby's guys took our Rescue Team members for a pure racer Cobra ride around the track. Nothing quite like coming down the back straightaway at must have been 200+ heading into the 180 banked curve. Never to be forgotten or topped!!!

34 posted on 08/16/2013 10:05:52 AM PDT by X-spurt (Ready for the CRUZ missle.)
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To: X-spurt

I would have loved to have been there.

I’ve seen replicas driving around from time to time, not sure anyone would drive an original around. They have to be worth near a million bucks each I would guess.

But that would have been great to see, I bet you saw a lot of cool stuff, Ratfink stuff etc.


35 posted on 08/16/2013 2:58:36 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: Clay Moore

Bwahaha, I read that. CNN - Completely Nitwit Nincompoops, can’t you dipchits at least run stuff past some editor that might have looked under the hood of a car before?


36 posted on 08/16/2013 3:14:50 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Obama, locked in a padded room with a bowling ball, would lose it, break it or cut himself on it.)
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To: X-spurt
Dood, that's where I took that shot.

What a show. I know what all that stuff is. How about the GT-H in black and gold? Can you believe that back in the day you could rent one of those at the Hertz outlets in SoCal? Mas macho.


37 posted on 08/16/2013 3:21:58 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Obama, locked in a padded room with a bowling ball, would lose it, break it or cut himself on it.)
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To: esoxmagnum

Did you know, back in the period you are talking about, Ol’ Shel built two “Super Snake” Cobras? 1100 HP as I recall. I believe Bill Cosby owned one but scared himself so bad in it he sold it to a guy who later crashed it and was killed. The remaining SS was auctioned at Barrett-Jackson a few years ago by Carroll himself and went for $5.5M.

I have a Kimble cut-away poster of the beast here in the DawgHouse as I type. Looking at it makes my niplets all tingly ;)


38 posted on 08/16/2013 3:28:50 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Obama, locked in a padded room with a bowling ball, would lose it, break it or cut himself on it.)
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To: esoxmagnum

In 2012 one sold for $1.5 mill on Barrett-Jackson. Guess its like a ChrisCraft, if you have to ask “how much”, you can’t afford it.

If I could afford one I’d drive it “some”.


39 posted on 08/16/2013 3:43:46 PM PDT by X-spurt (Ready for the CRUZ missle.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

That was a super nice GTH. You think it was ever a rental?

With so many real Snakes around I couldn’t focus on any ol Mustang very long.


40 posted on 08/16/2013 3:50:37 PM PDT by X-spurt (Ready for the CRUZ missle.)
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To: X-spurt

No, the one at the show must be some odd option package you can order from Ford, or some tuner.

Back in the 60s you could walk into a Hertz rental office in LA and drive off in a 1967 GT-H, for a price I’m sure, but what a rush that must have been ;)

There must be a few of those old rentals around, somewhere. Hell, Leno might have one for all I know.


41 posted on 08/16/2013 4:08:42 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Obama, locked in a padded room with a bowling ball, would lose it, break it or cut himself on it.)
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To: mountn man

a real man said supercharger as soon as the picture came up


42 posted on 08/16/2013 4:10:28 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

the one standing in the middle


43 posted on 08/16/2013 4:11:25 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

I remember hearing that story about Cosby a long time ago and had forgotten about it. Ironic that the next owner killed himself in the car.


44 posted on 08/17/2013 2:54:53 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: esoxmagnum
Bill Cosby: 200MPH!
45 posted on 08/17/2013 10:51:42 AM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Obama, locked in a padded room with a bowling ball, would lose it, break it or cut himself on it.)
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