Not sure why this got bumped. The reed is right there in the last set of pics, mounted up and ready to run.....
This set-up was a one-of-a-kind. (Well, I ran another similar 18mm setup on my gila'd pinto for a while with great success.
In fact, the intake featured in this thread is sitting on the shelf as I write this.
We found that the seal around the carb was never perfect, and we've pretty much settled on the 20mm VM mikuni for all of our applications, just because it bolts on tight with no air leak issues, ever.
Not to mention that it's easier to tune with the super quick jet change dealy.