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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Waldorf, Maryland
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Re: Sidedraft carb questions
Pauly - I sent you an email. From looking at my carbs the throats are the same height as the exhaust ports on the other side of the engine. They are completely below the height of the valve cover. Not very high if you ask me. An upright Weber carb throat would sit 6-8" higher than the Mikunis. Think about the position of the Mikunis too. They are a straight shot to the valves and water could rush in them really fast. I am in the process of building a plenum box for my Mikunis right now. I already talked to Glenn from RRO about the plenum box he used. Glenn, if you still have yours and want to sell it, send me an email.
As it stands right now, until I get a snorkel, water crossings and my Samurai don't mix. I'll gladly learn from Glenn's mistake and not risk grenading my engine too.
87' Samurai/1.6L/dual 40mm Mikunis/header/2" exhaust/MSD 6AL/5.5" SPOA/1" shackle lift/CJ-5/Sami springs/31" High-Tecs/roll cage, bumpers & pumpkin caps in progress...