Oh and another note.. first car was a 1979 Escort.. 2litre, dual 40mm side draft carbs, bonnet scoop, pipes leading down the airbox for the carbs for cold air.
The cold air helped.. spin in 1st-3rd gear no worries.. say bye byes to petrol tho! hehe
Eventually fitted standard manifold and an XE falcon carb.. much better.. not quite the same power.. but usable and less costly for fuel. Used the bonnet scoop to provide air to a small round aftermarket air filter! worked wonders!
88 EA Falcon S
RIP my ol' esky.. many years of good service