1. RonLiv

    RonLiv Well-Known Member

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    So I blew off work today and went to the Harrisburg Sportsman Show. To much stuff, to big a venue, and one hundred thousand people walking around like the walking dead. Including me. But as I'm blindly shuffling my way through the crowd, unaware if I've already been to this room before or not and I see two carburetors sitting on a display table with a guy who is selling knife sharpening stuff. I had to blink a few times, but as I got closer, sure enough there was a Carter AVS sitting there and some other, it was painted black, I didn't notice what make it was.

    So I start talking to the guy, now keep in mind I'm not anywhere close to being a mechanic and my technical knowledge of how stuff works is very limited. He's selling some kind of what looks like a metal plate, about 1/2 inch thick that goes between the carb and the intake to keep the carburetor cooler. This device shields the carb from the engine heat keeping it cooler.

    I primarily just listened, as I could not debate, agree, or disagree with what he was telling me, including a suggestion to saw some part off the side of my stock cast intake. "most Mopar guys do this" I'm told, news to me I thought. Plus my brain had reached its capacity after talking to 700 outfitters, and 9,000 vendors selling stuff I didn't really need or want. I was hungry and thirsty but refused to purchase the food court offerings that looked like several times over re-fried fried food from two days ago and $3.00 cups of coffee that look & smell as if left over from the Farm Show, I really just wanted to leave.

    Anyway, the guy said he goes to the Carlisle shows. Not sure why I'm writing this, other than to see if any of you guys know if this makes sense.

    Interesting I thought as the cost of entry was only $14, but then they charged a $10 parking fee, at the same venue as the show.
     
  2. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    On a stock iron manifold it might help but blocking the cross over helps more unless you live in cold country, then warm up takes longer. At least you didn't get the $12 corn dog LOL
     
  3. Big John

    Big John Sit back, relax Don't bitch about the cigar smoke

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    I talked to him once at Carlisle. Basically, he's an idiot that figures everyone else is dumber than him.

    He told me that stainless steel does not transfer heat.

    Block the crossover like Bob says.
     
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    block the crossover first. there is someone out there making a thin plate that fits under carb and does stop some of the radiated heat from the engine to the carb. looked to be about 1/4 in thick. had blue markings on it. can't remember name of it though.
     
  5. Roadcuda

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    I have something like that on my car. It's not made of metal, but I don't know what that material is. Before it was put on the car when I would stop for gas after a long hot drive the engine was always hard starting. It's no where near as bad starting now with it on there as it was without it.
     
  6. Russ69Runner

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    Do you guy's remember the turbo fan that was sold to excite the gas and air mixture. It was suppose to make the gas and air mix better. It was a joke. Went under the carb and it looked like a fan blade but did not move. My buddy and I bought one for our car we where racing and it did not do a thing to increase power.
     
  7. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    Oh man have I got some land to sell you in northern AZ. LOL
     
  8. quikbird

    quikbird Well-Known Member

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    there is no shortage of gadgets that will magically do whatever you require for you to buy if you are gullible enough.
     
  9. Big John

    Big John Sit back, relax Don't bitch about the cigar smoke

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    Big John Sit back, relax Don't bitch about the cigar smoke

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    From the website:

    This product is not recommended for the use on:
    1. Intakes with heat crossovers and EGR values in the intake.
    2. Straight 4-6-8 cylinder motors where the exhaust and intake overlap.
    3. Some castiron intakes have had an issue also
    REASON: The polycore is an excellent insulation but it cannot take the extreme heat
    that the exhaust creates. This causes it to get soft or melt.
     
  11. quikbird

    quikbird Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that looks like the one I saw
     
  12. BioMedTechGuy

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    I am going to try them on my wife's 421 Tripower GTO.
    I think I may swap over from the cast iron intake to an aluminum intake at the same time.
    I may get a set for my 440 6bbl too. I already have an aluminum intake.
     

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