Who owned cars with multiple carburetors ?

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  1. kickitagain

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    '65 Coronet..........318 img002.jpg predators
     
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  2. autoanalog

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    '71 VW Super Beetle, dual Dellorto 36 DRLAs.
     
  3. lanwanman195

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    Last multi-carb car I owned was the 1963 Austin-Healey Sprite that I became enamored of after I parted ways with Uncle Sam in 1980. Twin SU side-drafts that were a PITA to keep synced. I dumped a ton of $$ into rebuilding the engine, trans, and drivetrain on the thing and sold it for a pittance when the electrical system went Full Lucas. I was never so happy to see something towed away from where I was standing.

    Owned quite a few bikes with multiple carbs and my '04 Bonneville is dual carburetor equipped. They went to FI a few model years later.
     
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    LOL never heard it put quite that way before
     
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    1968 Cortina GT w. 2x Weber 48



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    68 Masaratti 4 twin barrel down draft webers
    65 Alpha Romero twin 2 barrel side draft webers
    Plenty of Jags (1951-1961) twin side draft SU carbs
     

     

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    I also had the 1972 Datsun 240Z only I wish I still had it. Loved that car.
     
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    Nice! I had a '74-1/2 260Z with the twin side drafts. That car was so fast it scared me. It only lasted a couple of years, but it was great.
    rBuckner, glad to hear your 72 Z is still rolling.

    -Mark
     
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    Nice. My mom bought a 1970 Mk ll new. I was 14 at the time and of course hell bent on her getting the Lotus, but could not convince her to upgrade. Having had a MGTF when I was very young she was also looking at the Datsun 2000 roadster, but went with the Cortina. A few years later she went back to a British ragtop and got a Triumph Spitfire with a removable hardtop. Being a girly girl, she of course she had to name it Topo Gigio.
     
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    Wouldn't that make it a Fiat?
     

     

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    Re the Topolino, "Does this car make me look fiat?".
     
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    Nope. Topo Gigio was the Italian mouse puppet on the Ed Sullivan show.
     
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    People "of a certain age" knew that. Senor Wences. Also, the head in the box of few words.
     
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    Yes we do. We also witnessed Grandpa Giovanola, born in 1892, toss the ubiquitous blue chip stamp store's 5 lb emerald green ashtray across the den at the 15" b&w TV when the Beatles aired on Ed's Really Big Shoe. It was the end of civilization as far as he was concerned.
     

     

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    Yes i know I once took to 132mph
     

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