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Picture Courtesy of Orlando Boni www.Boni.com/fish
Above: Fish M-3 Carburetor with Dash Mixture & Throttle Control
A- Accelerating shot adjusting screw.
1- Spark control connector.
2- Spark advance adjusting screw.
3- Idle air screw.
4- Dash mixture & throttle control wire.
5- Auxiliary fuel adjusting screw.
6- Fast idle cam.
7- Idle speed adjusting screw.


Fish Carburetor model M-2 and Fish Crab Model BDB
Picture Courtesy of Orlando Boni www.Boni.com/fish


Fish Carb with filter bonnet.

     
     

Banjo Matthews (back to camera) Ray Fox (on fender) and Fireball Roberts (in a tie!) in the 50's...Little did they know that they were in on the ground floor of something great. Here they are preparing the Fish Carburetor Modified #M-1 for a Daytona Beach race.


Picture Courtesy of Orlando Boni www.Boni.com/fish
Three Fish Carburetors on a Ford Flathead Engine,equipped with an "Ardun" overhead valve conversion kit. At Exhibition Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the early ’50s.


Picture Courtesy of Orlando Boni www.Boni.com/fish
Production line (Right) of Fish carburetors in Daytona Beach, Florida about the time the U.S. Post Office
was returning all Fish carburetor orders to the senders with "fraudulent" stamped on their order.
The Post Office claimed there were no carburetors actually being produced.


(L) In the pit area at the beach
(R) Down the asphalt backstretch on the Daytona beach course in the M-1 Olds (looking west -running south).
(Bottom) Fireball Roberts whips his M-1 Fish Carburetor Buick Century into the North Turn just ahead of Tim Flock's Chrysler in the 1955 Daytona Beach Grand National. Roberts won the event, but was disqualified on a technicality, giving Flock the victory.

Fireball Roberts whips his ‘55 M-1 Buick Century into the North Turn just ahead of Tim Flock's Chrysler in the 1955 Daytona Beach Grand National. Roberts won the event, but was disqualified on a technicality, giving Flock the victory. Picture to the left is the pace lap with 48 cars on the Beach.

The Fish Carburetor 1955 Buick Century M-1 as raced by Glen “Fireball” Roberts, was one hot car, and the story of Glenn's stolen win on the beach in 1955 is interesting. Supposedly, the NASCAR tech team (Cannonball Baker and Buddy Shuman, I think) came and told Big Bill France that they couldn't find anything wrong with the car. With Carl Kiekhaefer breathing down his neck, France said "Well go and inspect it again until you do." The belatedly discovered infraction was "illegally shortened pushrods," which Red Vogt did to compensate for the .030" thinner head gasket that NASCAR had supposedly approved. Anybody with OHV engine-building experience knows that if you lower one side of the valve train assembly (the rocker pivot point being the center), you have to do the same to the other side. There are a few ways to do this, but shorter pushrods is by far the most reliable, durable and simple way. That's why "under" pushrods are a common aftermarket item for many V-8 engines. There is no performance advantage to be gained by shortened pushrods alone. The “advantage” was all Tim Flock’s. As re-told by Josh Davidson.

 

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