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Hi all !

I have in my garage an inlet manifold that is apparently off a Skyline GT. I bought it from an old guy about 20 years ago and it was fitted with 3 x 40mm DCOE Webers. I always thought that the Princes had Solex's (solii?) on them, but from my understanding the Solex and Webers had same mounting flange, so perhaps someone swapped them.... ?

I used the carbs on a Holden Red Motor, then much later I sold it complete to a speedway guy and got left with the old (Prince?) manifold... I haven't thrown it away because if it truly is a GT manifold then I'm sure it would be helpful to a collector / restorer.

My problem is how to identify what it is - can anyone recommend an expert that could assist me work out what it is, or perhaps tech pics, etc ? Of course I can post up pics, but need to know who to ask first...

Also - if it is what I think it is, how could I sell it ? I gotta clear all this stuff form the garage or face divorce :D

Thanks in advance, John

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After doing a bit more reading/ googling, I'm still thinking it might be a Skyline GT-B manifold - but I can't find any picks anywhere. Also conflicting info on what carbs were fitted originally to the GT-B - some say Solex, most say Weber...

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John

so pleased to hear you kept the manifold just in case. The Prince Skyline just celebrated its 40th anniversary in central Victoria with 23 Prince GT's turning up.

The Prince Skyline GT register is maintained by Noel Sinclair and you can reach him on 03 9830 1639 or on email to [email protected]. If you can send him pics he is sure to be able to help.

I haven't found if they have a website yet. Noel is a member of the Nissan Datsun Sports Owners Club NDSOC of which I also am a member.

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Thanks, guys !

Whilst searching the net I had found Noel's name & postal address, but no other details. So thanks, SkylineGeoff for giving his phone & email !

I'll take some pics tommorrow and let's see what Noel says :)

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Thanks, guys !

Whilst searching the net I had found Noel's name & postal address, but no other details. So thanks, SkylineGeoff for giving his phone & email !

I'll take some pics tommorrow and let's see what Noel says :)

No doubt the Weber(3 x 40 dcoe 18) connection has been confirmed by now.Same carbies as the Lotus Cortinas of the era. I think it may have been Toyota that used Solex in the twin throat side draught format on their twin cam 4's and sixes of the late 60's to mid 70's. Can't really say about the Nissan S20 of the same era, I have pics showing Webers, Solexs and Mikunis and possibly Del'ortos. With a bit more research I could probably find what was original on the S20 twincam , but by then I'm sure another "early Skyline facts guru" will have chimed in . The GR8 did run webers early in the piece, and this was set up by Prince Motor Company engineers....(that should be enough research fodder for ya!!)

On the subject of an Australian Prince Skyline GT Website, a couple of the page building capable guys belonging to the register are working on building a site or two....keep your eyes and ears open...

Cheers,

Jim.

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Skyline Geoff, I was honoured to be invited to the 40th Anniversary at Beechworth, and I am pretty sure from memory that there were 28 Prince's there. I think this total included every owner of a prince GT in Australia. As there are only about 40 cars in australia, and some of these owners had 2 or 3 of them, it would be pretty close. It was a great weekend, a real blast, it was freezing at beechworth though. 98 percent of these cars had webers on them, and sounded awesome. (The other 2 percent had L28 turbo's in them !!!!!). I have a heap of pics from the weekend if anyone is interested in having a look.

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cazz, would have been awesome to listen to all those triple webers. I was just going off the numbers in the NDSOC mag for the Winton excursion.

Throw some pics up here or put them in the classic Skylines area as I'm sure we'd all love to see them.

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cazz, would have been awesome to listen to all those triple webers. I was just going off the numbers in the NDSOC mag for the Winton excursion.

 

Throw some pics up here or put them in the classic Skylines area as I'm sure we'd all love to see them.

This is gonna sound really stupid, but how do I post pics up here, can someone give me some tips? lol. Or can I just get a cd to someone higher up in the club, and get them to post them? hehehe! Sorry to hijack your thread.

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Not stupid at all. Click the go advanced button just below the new message screen, then there will be some new options on the next screen. Click the manage attachments button and a new window will open. click the browse buttons and find the file you want to upload. Then you click upload files and wait for the response. They will automatically appear in thumbnails at the bottom of your post.

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Here are some pics of the Prince Skyline GT 40th Anniversary in Beechworth and at Historic Winton. Hopefully one of the engine bay shots may help with you manifold identification.

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