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4 BBL CARB ON A WING
I bought a couple of wings that have been sitting for long time. One, a 87-1200I has been sitting for about two years. Gas does not stink and tank shows no rust inside. I am a medium to high end do-it-yourselfer and am not scared to tackle the overhaul of the carbs.
One thing that has stuck in my mind was an article I read in a GWRRA magazine back in the eighties that described installing a single four barrel carb on a wing. If i remember correctly the author reported increased fuel economy and more power. I would be interested in hearing if someone else has tried it and what benefits besides cheaper maintenance were achieved and what problems were encountered.
First thing that pops into mind would be how to sync the individual cylinders if that would even be an issue with a four barrel.
You guessed it! I have a 390 cfm holley on the top shelf in the garage that i am considering for the 1200.
Thanks in advance.
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#1 11-22-2008, 08:36 PM,
I would assume that balancing the cylinders would all be in the design of the manifold. Much like any car with a single carb. Currently syncing a wing is getting all four carbs working the same. One carb; no syncing!
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#2 11-22-2008, 08:51 PM,
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#3 11-23-2008, 12:50 AM,
Does any one have an idea on how to make the attachment pics show up?
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#4 12-26-2008, 10:23 PM,
Has anyone set up a home shop to make the carburetor adapters for the GL1200 wings?
I would be interested in buying one, if the price is reasonable, and the quality is good. I bought my 84 Aspencade in May of last year with 21k miles. I have almost 26k now, and it is a sweet ride, but a single carb seems very attractive--no sync issues, and possibly better fuel mileage.

Thanks!
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