[quote="panic"]I applaud all innovation, but there are reasons why this sort of thing isn't done more frequently.
1. there's no fin area relative to the amount of heat generated
2. it would take quite a bit of R&D to make the 2 intake ports flow the same considering the difference in entry angle.
3. an L with a huge, plain venturi and no accelerator pump? Without changing the venturi, the entire low to mid range will live off a series of transition holes leading from the disc toward the air-horn, but they have to be really big because the disc admits a lot of air at very small angles.
Ha ha, yeah you sure are right about that there's a "few" resons why this sort of thing isn't done more frequently.
Ok, about the intake angles; the carbs are both mounted at exactly 14°, one up, one down
and since the floats in these are mounted from side to side, and not front to back, they are not as sensitive to be mounted at an angle angle, there's still a bunch of things to take into concideration...
Here's the intakes, and I've also done new venturis for them. Eveything in them is modified one way or another.I did run them on another motor at this very angles to see if it works, and it really does. These are the very first S&S carb (before the L-Series) I got a small business called "Rigid Hips" and I do external choke housings, idle tubes and other stuff for the early S&S carbs. http://www.giftorm.se/rigidhips.htm