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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:26 pm 
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Ok, this is really sent to Curtis Boggs, but I will listen to all and any info to get this right. I found a awesome welder here local and he is a Metalurgy specialist and his welding is impeckable to say the least. I want to build a sheetmetal tunnel ram for my tall deck block, and I need to know what dictates the runner length for one? All I have is my Edelbrock Tall deck Super Victor intake with a 4500 top on it to let him use to build one, but what is needed to make a sheet metal intake really work for MY application???? I have rect port Dart Pro 1 Heads, 325 cfm and I have posted my head flow on a post here somewhere and they really haven't had anything special done to them except gasket matched and some casting imperfections cleaned up in the runners from casting it.

So, what is needed to make a tunnel ram intake from sheetmetal???? I would guess that I may start out with twin 1050's and move up from there as needed to see how much this engine can breath of mine. It has an Edelbrock Super Victor intake on it now, and an 1150 HP carb, and I have just aquired a QFT 1250 that flows 1400 to try and see if it makes a difference on my engine at higher rpm's.

I can give the welder my intake for the dimensions for my tall deck block and all, but what else would he need to make the correct runner length and runner size to make one work on MY engine???

Thanks to all who reply.

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:04 am 
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John I would call a few sheet metal intake shops or even motor shops you trust and ask for a Weld up kit for your combo they sell them all the time, this way you can get exactly what your motor needs for size/runner length

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:14 pm 
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profiler sniper ram tall deck tr for rectangle ports

http://www.profilerperformance.com/tunn ... v-216.html

Swartz manifolds with info for runner lengths

http://www.swartzracingmanifolds.com/tech/index.htm

I've often heard of weld up kits but who makes them ??

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:05 pm 
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I know I have seen weld up kits also and cant remember who. TRE is who I thought made one. Here is a link to their site. There are pics of some really nice manifolds and parts.
http://treracingengines.com/

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:36 pm 
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Weinle Motorsports shows a U weld kit.
http://www.weinlemotorsports.com/racingengines.php

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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:35 am 
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Thanks everyone for you reply's and info. on the tunnel ram deal. I knew it would cost a bunch to even consider setting up a tunel ram for maximum power, and after reading the last page of the newest copy of National Dragster, David Rhere had a great article on using Titanium valves for longevity, reliability, and durability, but that $1500. 00 price tag that goes with it! ](*,) this game truely never ends....

So, for now, since this tunnel ram is for a future buildup of either my existing 505 or my next build up, I better stick to my plan for this year and get the chassis sorted out, get the max tuneup on my engine and see how much spray it will need to hit 8.80's, and go make some money with it this year. Since I am running out of parts to sell, seems I need to put on my "A GAME SUIT" and go after some rounds...

I have to say though, that Sniper tunnel ram is one nice piece vs. a sheetmetal and IT'S pricing, so it looks like the Profiler will get my vote to run, and now the next large expense, to get a pair of matching carbs and the linkage to hook it all up, then check my hood clearance and see how much of a scoop I can get away with adding to it., and then finding some affordable valves, and then............ ahhh forget it, back to plan "A" =;

John



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profiler sniper ram tall deck tr for rectangle ports

http://www.profilerperformance.com/tunn ... v-216.html

Swartz manifolds with info for runner lengths

http://www.swartzracingmanifolds.com/tech/index.htm

I've often heard of weld up kits but who makes them ??

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