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WaltZ

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Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« on: March 02, 2023, 07:40:38 PM »
Just curious,
 is there or was there ever a single carb adapter for the winters crossram?

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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2023, 08:57:23 PM »
Not that I know of. There is for the Edelbrock version.
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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2023, 12:59:11 AM »
Yes, they were talking about one on the Yenko.net site a week or so ago. On a 69 Z owned by Warren Malkin ( may have is last name spelled wrong).

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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2023, 02:34:11 AM »
I found NO mention of it in the book Camaro Untold Secrets
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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2023, 03:38:57 AM »
Warren's car has the fiberglass cross-ram hood with single-carb adapter plate and special air cleaner. Production carb and manifold.
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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2023, 05:11:58 AM »
Warren's car has the fiberglass cross-ram hood with single-carb adapter plate and special air cleaner. Production carb and manifold.

Those have to be ultra rare parts.
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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2023, 05:38:36 AM »
Was nice to see it in 2019
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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2023, 06:11:26 AM »
From my archives, a picture of Pete Estes 68Z Vert sporting the Crossram hood with a single carburetor but the oval crossram air cleaner filter. Not trying to outdo Warrens car, just for comparison.

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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2023, 02:12:10 PM »
I am lucky enough to now own Warren's car. Up till Warren's car I had never seen a snorkleless cowl induction air cleaner or the adapter plate that bolts to the crossram hood. Warren was a special guy.

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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2023, 09:58:06 AM »
So let me see if I have this right.

Warren's car has the fiberglass cross-ram hood with single-carb adapter plate and special air cleaner.

The intake manifold and carb are regular production items for a Z28. It’s not a cross ram intake with a single 4 barrel adapter. Correct?
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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2023, 04:07:14 PM »
Correct.

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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2023, 04:15:55 PM »
I’m intrigued about Warrens car. Did he work for GM? When someone says “they never made one” or “it never got out of the proving grounds”, I stay silent and smirk.

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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2023, 04:28:37 PM »
No. He bought the Z from the orig. owner that was the director of SCCA back then. Warren lived and breathed rare Camaro stuff and  was second to none with his knowledge.

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Re: Crossram, was there ever a single carb adapter plate?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2023, 07:25:13 PM »
So what is the origin of the hood story? Instead of tossing 500 questions at you, I’ll wait for your reply.