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14 Jan 2009 21:01 #12419 by Chris Summers
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alsancle wrote: I'm just guessing, but I think there were a total of 5 with duals? The two SSJs, the MM, and two spare engines from the MM.


Engine J-572 had dual carbs installed in the 1960s, which would have been before Leo's project as well. That engine came out of the Bohman & Schwartz Convertible Coupe built in 1935 for Serge Mdivani, now owned by Sam & Emily Mann.

Were there two spare engines for the Mormon Meteor?

I've heard it had one, which was probably put into J-292, as A.J. said. There is another, so-called "spare engine" in the ACD Museum. It is very probably not.

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15 Jan 2009 00:47 #12425 by paul111
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Are you talking about the dual updraughts? I believe J494 had those.

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15 Jan 2009 13:03 #12431 by West Peterson
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So... back to the original question: Is there a list of cars with a dual-carb set-up?

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15 Jan 2009 19:01 #12445 by Chris Summers
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Gary Cooper's SSJ was definitely supercharged by the factory; there is some controversy as to whether the car Clark Gable was loaned (but never owned) had the blower at first or not.

So one SSJ, the Mormon Meteor, and the spare Meteor engine, now probably J-292, definitely had them when new. I believe J-572 had them from new, or at least from its early days, as well. Randy would be able to give you a more definite answer on this than I.

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16 Jan 2009 01:04 #12450 by paul111
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Also J491, red figoni and a white 31 boat tail that I have pics of but don't know the J# and can't upload.

West - you can start the list right now if one doesn't exist.

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16 Jan 2009 01:35 #12452 by West Peterson
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You can e-mail the photo to me and I'll post for you.
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