Today’s moto-history pics show one of my favorite pieces in the collection because it consistently brings such a great “what the heck???” response from visitors.
I know you’re probably thinking these are simply photos of two separate carbs, one Amal and one from Mikuni, but what if I told you this is one carburetor?
Seems like back in the 1950’s and ’60’s Amal was happy to put a little extra cash in their pockets and eagerly hopped in bed with the Japanese manufacturers by licensing some designs to Mikuni. This Franken-carb is one of the results of that union.
And a little trivia test — who knows what the “392” stands for?
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