I am seriously contemplating an ABF bottom end with an AEB top end on R1 carbs. I have been searching far and wide for a dual downdraft mani for the right price as well, I want something that is period correct, if not I'll go with Roland Stanton, it seems that the South African's still appreciate the simplicity of carbs. They offered the Citi Golf with Carbs up until that model ended. I have a 1.8 carb'd head here, I believe it's like from an 03 or something. Kwabena told me they take off 50mm 16V Intakes and recycle them for the aluminum to put carbs on! that's awesome.