Offenhauser 4x2 Intake

boxerdog

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#6
Sorry about the Ford stuff, but their rear ends are better, too. As far as multi carbs go, there is a lot more stuff out there today for 97s than anything else. By the time you round up 4 identical 2gs, you might wish you had used 97s. Also, I read a dyno report back in early 348 days where they replaced the 2gs on a 3x2 with 97s and picked up some power, even though they were slightly smaller. OTOH I used the 94s because Tom sent me a bucket load of them, and they are simple to rebuild. At least do a comparison, and shop around before making a decision.
 

Don Jacks

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#8
Read that again,Dave.The carbs that they used were 4 bolt Stromberg carbs from a 55-57 265 and 283 engine,not the 3 bolt 97's.That being said,the 97 is a very simple little carb.,and these 4 and 6 carb set ups were more about looks fast rather than being fast.
 

boxerdog

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#9
They were a 4-bolt carb, but the idea is the same. And the carb definitely isn't a 97, you are right. That being said, the Rochesters aren't that good or we'd all be running 4GCs and Q-jets. I did some research when I did that 6x2, and all of those guys prefer 94s or 97s or the new clones of them. And it is all about the looks, no doubt.

Unless you have a real man-a-fre, which I guess really worked?? I saw them, but never owned one.

Actually, I do have a very functional Q-jet on my 74 Nova, but only because it used to be on the CA smog check list. It works well with the 700r4 and I am too lazy to put anything else on it.
 

1964SuperStocker

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#10
They were a 4-bolt carb, but the idea is the same. And the carb definitely isn't a 97, you are right. That being said, the Rochesters aren't that good or we'd all be running 4GCs and Q-jets. I did some research when I did that 6x2, and all of those guys prefer 94s or 97s or the new clones of them. And it is all about the looks, no doubt.

Unless you have a real man-a-fre, which I guess really worked?? I saw them, but never owned one.

Actually, I do have a very functional Q-jet on my 74 Nova, but only because it used to be on the CA smog check list. It works well with the 700r4 and I am too lazy to put anything else on it.
For the record I hate Q-jets. Not a fan of Edelbrock either only because I always used Holley. Never had one on a Ford but loved my Holley's on my Chevy's.
 

La Hot Rods

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#11
Sorry about the Ford stuff, but their rear ends are better, too. As far as multi carbs go, there is a lot more stuff out there today for 97s than anything else. By the time you round up 4 identical 2gs, you might wish you had used 97s. Also, I read a dyno report back in early 348 days where they replaced the 2gs on a 3x2 with 97s and picked up some power, even though they were slightly smaller. OTOH I used the 94s because Tom sent me a bucket load of them, and they are simple to rebuild. At least do a comparison, and shop around before making a decision.
When I was building my 4x2 with a crossfire lower intake, I collected over 20 large 2GC's to come up with 4 the same. :wacko
 

409gang

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#15
Read that again, Dave.The carbs that they used were 4 bolt Stromberg carbs from a 55-57 265 and 283 engine,not the 3 bolt 97's.That being said,the 97 is a very simple little carb.,and these 4 and 6 carb set ups were more about looks fast rather than being fast.
I was going to put a 340 hp 409 in a V drive drag boat and was trying to find a 6 x 2 intake for the Nostalgic WOW look, I was thinking of canceling out 4 of the carbs and running it on 2. The 6 x 2 is a very Nostalgic look and screams early 60's!!!
 

dakota tom

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#16
I've done a little reading on 6x2 log manifolds. I have one for a 430 MEL Lincoln engine. I thought they would really hurt power compared to current tech. I couldn't find it now but there was an early hemi build that compared a 6x2 to a hot heads intake. The 6x2 was only down about 15 H.P..
 

409gang

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#17
I've done a little reading on 6x2 log manifolds. I have one for a 430 MEL Lincoln engine. I thought they would really hurt power compared to current tech. I couldn't find it now but there was an early hemi build that compared a 6x2 to a hot heads intake. The 6x2 was only down about 15 H.P..
They may be down in HP but up in cool factor. When I was a kid almost every plastic model of a hot rod had a 6 x 2 set up, also you couldn't hardly pick up any car magazine that didn't have hot rod featured in it with a 6 x 2 setup.
 

63 dream'n

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#20
They may be down in HP but up in cool factor. When I was a kid almost every plastic model of a hot rod had a 6 x 2 set up, also you couldn't hardly pick up any car magazine that didn't have hot rod featured in it with a 6 x 2 setup.
I never really thought much about them......until I saw this one...... which was a member’s here on the forum ..........absolutely love the way it looks
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