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Old 08-04-2022, 02:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
The 36HP had a single 28mm, eventually the Type II had twin 32s and tuned header lengths inside the stock muffler.
Interesting that you mentioned VWs. Some folks fitted Beetle carburettors to V6 engines such as the Mitsubishis ranging from 3.0L to 3.5L and even to the 4.3L GM Vortec in my country. Not to mention all the cars with 3-cyl and 4-cyl engines ranging from 0.8L to 2.0L resorting to the carburettor of a motorcycle between 125 to 200cc which is a quite common setup too...

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Old 08-04-2022, 03:48 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
My father in law was famous for this on his 440 powered Dodge Ex CHP police interceptor and a thermoquad.

I never understood his economy thinking: $500 dollar worn out car built for performance doing every stupid trick in Mother Earth news to try and get it to 20mpg. Premise and execution were suspect.

He retired and bought new a ford midsize that got 25 on a 4 banger, had A/C and cruise control.
One thing lost on the So-Cal MOPAR hot-rodders was that, the CHP interceptors had really good 'BRAKES'!
Not only would they 'really go', they'd 'really stop' too.
In the day, Chrysler Corp, was still highly regarded for it's engineering prowess.
It's funny that our neighbor's Jaguar was a 'hemi,' our Honda motorcycles were all 'hemi's, yet, it was mostly regarded that MOPAR was the sole proprietor of the technology. Still is.
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Old 08-05-2022, 10:13 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Because the term Hemi was patented and trademarked?

casual notes from the underground:There are some "experts" out there that in reality don't have a clue as to what they are doing.
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