can't say i'm up much on what went down with the 32/36 stuff, i started to tune in when westgl made a big show with the 32/32,
no doubt your (bob & the others at that time) efforts led directly to sourcing the 32/32, which i think was a game changer,
t'm not aware of any other scc setup having that solid foundation with a carb, as a basic/basis to work from,
good to see someone totally focused on a baseline setup, otherwise it's all too easy to end up all over the place figuring out issues, if not creating new ones, that then very few others can figure out,
nevertheless, you don't find out about other ways to possibly move forward without big time efforts towards anything and everything that may be suitable,
folks that are interested in scc i think are tinkerers by nature always looking for better ways to move forward tho with not many it seems sticking with what has even been proven for some time, like heat,
i guess good enuff works for alota folks who go there,
bottom line is the 32/32 sourced changed everything prior to that and brought a new big time focus to scc, making it much more viable today, to more folks,
Though the carburetor is a big part of the formula for a successful conversion, without heating the floor of the Empi plenum it is only a partial and incomplete conversion.
Weber, the designer of the carburetor, states that we may need to apply heating to any manifold in using the carburetor.
The supplier, a retired GM induction designer, states that we need to heat the plenum floor with coolant.
...these are not the opinions of others. These are directives that, if followed, give proven results beyond interpretation. It is that significant. Having coolant provide "intimate contact with the floor of the plenum" is the real "game changer". Too bad others can't get out of their own way and simply do as directed by the Man that sells them their carburetor.
This thread is about keeping the conversion simple and effective so that anyone can by the carb and put together a simple conversion that is reliable enough to get someone back and forth to work. If others want to elaborate upon the formula for their interests, I'm all for it, just not in this particular thread.
Another thread, or another forum, is best suited for that.
I encourage all to tinker, experiment, whatever.
When fiction starts blurring fact with many conversioneers, the realities of keeping it simple become important. Maintaining the vision of this thread keeps it simple.
You're right in refering back to this thread fo clarity. I see what gets posted everywhere else.
Neither of us are a figurehead of anything. Nor is anyone else.
The conversion described at the beginning of this thread still works as described. Its the basis for many interests in many places. It has encouraged more than induction alone.
Many find their conversion results acceptable.
Mine conversion results are acceptable to me. I'm done perfecting my conversion as naturally aspirated. I don't know of anything more I can do to my conversion to make it perform better. I've tried all that I know how to do and what I have works perfect for me.
...others may feel the same about their own.
I share what I've accomplished if asked. I generally don't share detailed specifics on my own because few, if any, will do anything but create a debate. I'm not into the drama of it all.
Tom's carb (right out of the box) and a decently constructed manifold will get anyone riding reliably.
There is enough variation with what can be bought on eBay today because of many things. That's the "game changer". The options available today were ALL missing when I needed them.
...they keep trying to prop me up on the heap-pile for their own agenda. Right on. Glad I'm apparently important enough that I make 'em feel better in doing so. I truly care nothing about any perceived self-impositioning with any of this that others have.
My take on it in a nutshell; ...they've their own issues to work through.