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What is the induction system shown for the 409 in the Pepper Shaker kit? Looks like four side mounted carbs. Looking for reference pics, cant find any!

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Here's something similar...

The carbs on the Pepper Shaker are probably carter side-drafts like the ones in the '53 Corvette and AMT '25 T (with latham supercharger), but I'd have to check.

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It is similar to the Olds setup pictured, but that blower is a Supercharger Company of Turin (S.C.O.T.) unit and not a Latham.

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The Pepper Shaker has the same optional blown induction system all the AMT '57 Chevys had...Carter YH side-draft carbs, on a not-very-good S.C.o.T. blower...definitely not a Latham.

Carter side-drafts were used on early 6-cylinder Corvettes, as Chris mentions, Corvair turbocharged cars, and lotsa other stuff. The blower in the '57 Chevy kit is definitely supposed to be a S.C.o.T, as nothing else from the period looks much like it, but it's lacking many of the fins that easily identify a real one.

Chris' (Spex84) photo is what the setup should look like.

EDIT: The '25 T kit has similar carbs, but that kit's blower IS a Latham.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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Whoops, I didn't mean to suggest the blower on the Olds above is a Latham, which is not the case; it's a S.C.O.T as pointed out by Mark! Clarity fail 😕

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