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22 Aug 2012 00:01 #23344 by Bob Roller
Bob Roller replied the topic: Drip pans??
I wonder if they are "drip"pans or heat shields to prevent percolation
of the gas in the carburetors after shut down? Which car is this? I have a close up picture of the twin carburetors on the Duesenberg Special and
it has a bigger "drip"pan or heat shield than this one shows.

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22 Aug 2012 02:26 #23345 by mikespeed35
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I bet your right Bob, heat shields not drip pans. The moment any gas hit those shields it would evaporate. Of course evaporating gas is what burns!
That looks like a lot of carb. flow for even a Duesenberg. What do you think Bob?
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22 Aug 2012 11:37 #23346 by alsancle
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Those brass carbs for the SJ are pretty rare. You see mostly the truck carb version of the UU-2.

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22 Aug 2012 11:55 #23347 by Bob Roller
Bob Roller replied the topic: twin carb Duesenbergs
Mike,
Randy Ema told me the twin carb SJ's didn't run smooth at low speeds and I often thought they would dump a lot of gas into the manifold(s) if
the engine had the "rams horn"system. I think if I were going to mosify a "J"about all I would do would be to bump the compression up a couple of points and use two carbs on seperate manifolds. Maybe Randy will expand on this thread if he has time.

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22 Aug 2012 14:45 #23352 by RandyEma
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The twin Carb photo is 292 Le Baron dual cowl and orig they would have drip pans with a drain pipe and heat shields.

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22 Aug 2012 16:34 #23353 by alsancle
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RandyEma wrote: The twin Carb photo is 292 Le Baron dual cowl and orig they would have drip pans with a drain pipe and heat shields.


It is nice to see the spit polish I put on them 30 years ago is holding up :)

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