This crossram unit was done for a deuce coupe in Florida owned by Norm Gavin.
All trim is chrome and the manifold was polished smooth before it went out for ceramic coating. This photo also shows the DCOE debris screens in stacks.
Crossram with "Triple Black" finish and brushed nickle hardware, built for Chuck Brewer, in Ohio. Manifold finish is Stealth Black ceramic, carburetor finish is satin black, done in house. Velocity stack finish: Transluscent black powder coat over chrome (called "Black Chrome"). Fuel lines use black hose with black fittings by Redhorse.
Making a personal statement.
(Click on any of the images for blowups)
Colors and finshes are whatever you want them to be. Supply any paint code you want for color-matching to your car or engine color.
All paint has a urethane clearcoat. In some applications, such as the simulated dichromate colors, the clear is applied with a flattener.
The chrome hardware package also provides additional detail...all carburetor screws, springs, tabs, levers, linkage pieces, fuel blocks, plugs, bolts, and nuts are chrome plated. It completes the look, particularly on painted carburetors.
Black fittings, black braided hose, Russell clear "Endura" fuel fittings, or chrome-plated Fragola fittings may also be ordered in place of the standard red and blue hose ends. The clear Endura or chrome fittings look especially good with the chrome package. A variety of velocity stack heights and styles are also available, along with special linkages desinged to make any type of installation easier.
Below are photos showing some finished units and detail photos of some of the options. Click on any of the images to see the blowups.
At left: Basecoat/clearcoat finish on a 302 manifold and matching carburetors with a chrome hardware package and Russel Endura fuel fittings. This manifold also has a vacuum kit with all fittings chromed.
Built for Carroll Duplantis' '67 Mustang, in Louisiana.
Another version of red carburetors, but 2-toned for a completely different look.
A silver matt-finish was applied to the tops, with a red basecoat/clearcoat high gloss finish on the bottom.
This unit is built on a polished COBRA-lettered manifold with a chrome trim package and Russel Endura fuel fittings.
Built for Arnold Petsche's Model A sedan, down in Texas.
Detail of the matt finish used on the tops. Note low sheen (click on image for blowup). Effective use of contrast makes these carburetors more visually interesting.
These happen to be very old Italian carburetors. They were sent here for a rebuild, restoration, and customization. They're actually original 60's vintage carburetors, which is verified by their markings, and the use of studs with 5mm nuts rather than screws. Note Weber lettering on tops and EW on bowls.
When they got here, they were pretty tired looking. Restoration included all new ss nuts and chrome hardware.
Ford unit on a custom manifold with carburetors and manifold finished in basecoat/clearcoat dark silver, similar to a gunmetal grey metallic finish. What sets this unit off is the subtle color with all other parts chrome plated...a beautiful look. Built for Peter Ferrer.
This is an indepentent-runner unit that was created using an Offenhauser tunner ram base for a 455 Olds, built for Dave Widdoes.
The adapters under the carburetors are standard items, but have been profiled in the machine shop to match the profile of the lower tunnelram base. The goal was to create a visually-smooth transition and it looks like it came that way as a factory manifold package.
A lot of customers want a polished manifold, but polished aluminum turns dull in a few years. The answer is bright ceramic coating over a manifold that has been totally smoothed to a #400 grit finish. After polishing by Advanced Plating in Tennessee, each manifold is sent to Performance Coatings in Georgia, where they receive the 1600-degree bright ceramic coating you see here.
The manifold stays looking nice at half the cost of chrome plating. The finish is similar to polished aluminum, but much more durable.
The one at left was a restoration on an old intake manifold that arrived here in cast finish, with years of baked-on grime.
Another take on the different idea: Ross Racing in Ohio wanted something different, so we came up with a two-tone theme based on the coloration of the early Carter WCFB 4-barrels. These have a carburetor body that simulates the dichromate color, with tops in the natural silver.
All carburetor parts are actrually painted, and received a matt finish acrylic urethane topcoat.
This was actually a four-carb rebuild job with no manifold. The carbs were done and shipped as you see them.
Tall 5" flaired stacks for 48IDA's
Velocity Stack Options
1-1/2" spun stacks are required for Daytona Coupes. Booster venturies must be cut down for these stacks. Thes stacks lower the profile by one inch.
Bright Ceramic Coated manifold
Tall straight-style chrome stacks for IDF's
Spun aluminum standard height velocity stacks for 48IDA's are available separately, or as a no-up-charge option on any new system.
Introduced in 2015, these polished, machined-from-billet stacks are not for everybody at $775 per set, but if you're building a serious showcar, another $775 may not bother you. They come with the screens, as shown.
Thse are the 48IDA versions of the billet stacks. The screens are included in the package. These are the same price as the DCOE stacks, at $775 per set.