Intake manifold slant

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Intake manifold where carburetor sits has a significant forward (toward front of vehicle) slant. Any idea why? 1981. I have a new riser but, that’s level so the carb will still have a forward lean.

Theories include a forward lean so it sits level while going uphill because land cruisers should only go uphill? Honestly curious though if anyone knows.

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Steamer

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I thought it was, the engine slants back and the slant in the carb mounting surface make the carb sit level. No?
 

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Totally normal. Drivetrain points down rearward so the carb pad slant keeps it level. I find it interesting because outside of the showroom or workshop, what road or driving condition is perfectly level?
 

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