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    Posted: Sep/11/2018 at 7:09pm
Hello everyone,

My son and I were thinking on rebuilding a 401 v8 and he wanted to put on either three 2 barrel carbs, or six single barrel carbs, if we miraculously found a manifold like this that was compatible with the 401. Would the engine be able to handle it? I know dodge made a 340 six barrel so I think it wouldn't be a problem but I've never seen a 6 barrel 401 so I have no clue.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Boris Badanov Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2018 at 7:20pm
A 401 can easily use a 6V set up.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brownspirit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2018 at 7:23pm
Pretty sure Indy was making the "Mod Man" intakes to fit AMC engines and at one time at least they offered a 3 x 2 top. Andy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 304-dude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2018 at 7:39pm
Ford had a cool in line 4x2 intake for 1970 trans am. Would love to see a cut Torker modded into a setup like it. Ford had other setups that never made it to the full time race program. Trans Am made a lot of rules changes to limit 71 and further years.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpnjim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2018 at 9:18pm
Are you guys considering making/modifying an intake to fit the 6x1 or 3x2 carbs?
The Offy Dual Quad intake has been cut down/modified to take blowers, among other things,
so I'm sure you could get it to take 3x2's, or maybe even 6x1's,
but other than the Mod Man Indy intake,
I don't think there was ever an off the shelf 6 bbl AMC intake.

They're doing another batch of Crossrams, or you could run the Offy 2x4 intake as is if you just want an interesting multi-carb setup

What car/truck would it be going in?
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401 Six Pack! Love the sound of that!

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I know you want a dedicated 2x3 intake but I always thought this had kind of a cool look...

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Three-2-Barrel-Carbs-to-4-Barrel-Intake-Adapter,8955.html
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Originally posted by 1982AMCConcord 1982AMCConcord wrote:

I know you want a dedicated 2x3 intake but I always thought this had kind of a cool look...

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Three-2-Barrel-Carbs-to-4-Barrel-Intake-Adapter,8955.html

...and only $150 too!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 1982AMCConcord Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2018 at 7:08am
Originally posted by 83GT 83GT wrote:

Originally posted by 1982AMCConcord 1982AMCConcord wrote:

I know you want a dedicated 2x3 intake but I always thought this had kind of a cool look...

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Three-2-Barrel-Carbs-to-4-Barrel-Intake-Adapter,8955.html

...and only $150 too!

Yeah... I liked it.. I thought it had a cool look... I know he wants a real manifold but this is one way of going after the look at least! I think he's going to have a hard time figuring out where to source a manifold like that for our engines though. We do on the other hand have access to some decent manifolds still and if the look is what he's after.. this might actually operate in the manner he's after...  
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