With the body channeled over the frame the huge stock Zenith carburetors are too tall to allow for the stock hood to fit. I found a modern "American" side draft carburetor that will work height wise. A Carter model 714. Here I made new bases and welded them onto the original intake manifolds.
Stock Intake with mount for Zenith carb and heat riser
Stock vs. Modified. new mount fitted and heat riser removed.
New mount made, ready for welding
New lower mounting flange height, and Carter 714 side draft carb in place.
Front view shows the stock Carb and intake will be too tall for the hood by about 3 inches!
Side view of the too tall carb setup.
Side draft Carter's with original ALF air filter modified to fit under the Auburn's hood.
This is the correct Auburn 12 carburetor setup using dual Strombergs and this neat 2 into 1 casting with a single filter. (all neat and very rare now)
Decal on the original Air filters. I like seeing all of the "Made in USA" markings on this project.
Working on the Carburetor linkage.
Correct air cleaner.(Note the "5" slots, the space, then "3")