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Carb Options

Post by gsjohnson » Tue May 13, 2008 1:33 pm

Hello-This is my first post and am giving considerable thought to purchasing a 330 GT Interim car. This would be my first Ferrari purchase as I have come from the Shelby/Mustang/Ford arena.
Here's my question: When reviewing some of the 330's historys on the 330 GT Registry, I have noticed a "40 DCZ/6 Carbs" listed under Options under some specific S/Ns. Can some one tell me what that consisted of and its' availability?
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Post by 330GT » Tue May 13, 2008 3:10 pm

For more 330 GT carb history look at thread:
http://www.tomyang.net/cars/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1149

Basically, the first cars were equipped with DFI carbs. Later models changed to DFI 2 ones. The last of the production were built with 40 DCZ/6 ones.

So this wasn't an option, just the what Ferrari used at the time. In the registry, the carb model (usually based on information from a build sheet) is listed under the comment field, not option field (unless I put one in the wrong place and if so, let me know so I can fix it).

Just recently, Buddy Obara (9667) discovered that his car has DFI 2 carbs on it, even though it is a pretty late serial number. Since Ferrari doesn't have a build sheet for his car, we don't know if it came with these or someone replaced 40 DCZ/6 that I would have expected to be on the car originally.
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Post by sam231 » Tue May 13, 2008 4:12 pm

330GT wrote:Just recently, Buddy Obara (9667) discovered that his car has DFI 2 carbs on it, even though it is a pretty late serial number. Since Ferrari doesn't have a build sheet for his car, we don't know if it came with these or someone replaced 40 DCZ/6 that I would have expected to be on the car originally.


Uh-oh, you mean Buddy's car is NOT perfect !?! ;>)
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Post by 330GT » Tue May 13, 2008 5:05 pm

sam231 wrote:Uh-oh, you mean Buddy's car is NOT perfect !?! ;>)
I didn't say that. I just don't know if it has the original carbs on it or not. Since Ferrari also doesn't have the build sheet, even they wouldn't know.
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Post by sam231 » Tue May 13, 2008 5:12 pm

Another "Whatever is in the bin......."
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Post by Yale » Tue May 13, 2008 5:39 pm

Kerry,

Didn't you say at some point that Ferrari was changing out some carbs and airfilter housngs because they were catching fire? Best, Yale
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Post by 330GT » Tue May 13, 2008 8:48 pm

Yale wrote:Kerry,

Didn't you say at some point that Ferrari was changing out some carbs and airfilter housngs because they were catching fire? Best, Yale
That's in the thread I referenced above.
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Post by gsjohnson » Tue May 13, 2008 9:46 pm

Gentleman thank you for the replies. I guess, I need to learn the search feature here. Sorry about that.
Being a newbie, I thought maybe there was a 6 carb setup for these cars.
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Post by 330GT » Tue May 13, 2008 10:18 pm

gsjohnson wrote:...
Being a newbie, I thought maybe there was a 6 carb setup for these cars.
I can see how one might think that the /6 would imply 6 carbs, but it's just part of the Weber model name.

BTW, what 4HL car are you looking at?
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Post by gsjohnson » Tue May 13, 2008 10:33 pm

I have a 67 Mustang coupe vintage race car with a 289 and four 48 IDA downdraft Webers on a FIA Cobra intake. Obviously I thought maybe there were some other options for the 330 motor in terms of additional multiple carbs or possibly cams...Am I dreaming?
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Post by tyang » Tue May 13, 2008 10:47 pm

gsjohnson wrote:I have a 67 Mustang coupe vintage race car with a 289 and four 48 IDA downdraft Webers on a FIA Cobra intake. Obviously I thought maybe there were some other options for the 330 motor in terms of additional multiple carbs or possibly cams...Am I dreaming?
HI GS,

Welcome to the Forum. There might not be a better place for real world experience to guide you through this purchase!

The 6 carb set up is A LOT of carburetion! It might look cool, but how often does a street car see WOT? We just had a short nose 275GTB that Francois installed a GTO cam, and a 6 carb set up several years ago. We took it out for a test drive, and if you had the guts to keep your foot in it, you might feel the difference! Besides, I heard the street value for a 6 carb set up is north of $15K! I'll stick to my three carbs!

If you like your Mustang, you'll love the feel of a Vintage Ferrari! A hoped up Mustang is raw and wild, while Vintage Ferrari is smooth and refined by comparison. A great compliment to each other, ask me, I know. I have a four speed '65 Fastback with aluminum heads.

Good luck with your search.

Tom
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