Do these carbs look right?

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This is a 409 for the amt 62 bel air. I decided not to use the carbs from the kit so I was thinking about these. The question is are these too big for this particular engine?

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Hi Rich,Those carbs look very nice,but,they look a little big to my eye.Of course,I am an OF and can't see anyway!!! :lol: :lol:

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those duel pumpers do look a little big , but a very cool looking set of carbs i must say !!

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They are nice carbs for sure. They do look a little big scale wise (the fuel bowls are covering the valve covers) and as far as from a realistic standpoint the 2 1050 Dominators on anything but a full race Pro Stock engine looks to be a little overkill.

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Thanks for the replies guys, I figured they looked too big that's why I asked, any suggestions on what to use?

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and girl , but guys dont listen to girls :lol:

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Lol sorry didn't see the user name

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If you have a single four barrel intake, one of those Dominators would look just right. ;) If you want to stick with the two four setup, the carbs from the Revell '64 Fairlane are pretty nice looking. What do the kit carbs look like?

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The kit carbs are kinda lacking in detail ill get a picture of them up later. I do have a 64 tbolt kit so ill take a look at them. Thanks for the help :)

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What are you trying to do?

For stock, Carter AFB's would be correct for a higher horsepower 409. Morgan Automotive Detail offers such carbs in resin:

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If you are using the snorkel aircleaner, the bette detail would be lost unless you plan to have it lift off.

Otherwise, you could look for smaller Holley single or double pumper carbs for more of a street machine option that would be streetable.

Edited by Exotics_Builder

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Basically I'm just trying to find something that has good detail and that's practical for a 409. The car its going into is gonna be stock So the carbs pictured look like they may be perfect. Thanks for the info I think I'm gonna have to go order a set now lol

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What are you trying to do?

For stock, Carter AFB's would be correct for a higher horsepower 409. Morgan Automotive Detail offers such carbs in resin:

1245c-eb-carb.jpg

If you are using the snorkel aircleaner, the bette detail would be lost unless you plan to have it lift off.

Otherwise, you could look for smaller Holley single or double pumper carbs for more of a street machine option that would be streetable.

Those look like 600cfm Holleys , and they would look good on a 409 !

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Those look like 600cfm Holleys , and they would look good on a 409 !

You're right, they do. I just pulled the picture off his web site as I'm in the office today. I know Carter AFB's have been available, but I'm with you on the Holley's.

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those do look like excellent representations of vacuum secondary four barrel Holley carbs.

it's hard to find a kit carb that doesn't just look like an incorrect blob of plastic.

I may put a thermoquad on a mopar motor just to see if anyone recognizes it.

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You have a 348 / 409.....you need the Tripower setup.....only way to go!

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You have a 348 / 409.....you need the Tripower setup.....only way to go!

But TriPower was not available for 409 Engine. Only 348 had that setup from the Factory.

I have a set of Resin Carter AFB Carbs, and they are nice. Just can't remember who made them. But with some extra detailing, the carburetors from that Bel Air kit can be made useable.

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Rich, I was reading this thread and noticed,,,I just filled your order. Thanks. They are packed and will be shipped soon.

Kris Morgan

Morgan Automotive Detail

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Kris, your carter/edelbrock carbs look more like vacuum secondary Holley carbs to me than real carter/edelbrock carbs.

(just my opinion). B)

The holley dominators look correct. :)

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Kris, thanks so much looking forward to my order :)

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Those are Holley Dominator carbs, don't get much bigger than that.

ml7NS72DEB7-34aPDCfr1GA.jpg Remember old hot rod adage : " If'n somes good, mores' better, an' Too much, is just about right."

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That's the neat thing about building models, as long as you have the details right you can call it anything you like.

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