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 Post subject: Intake Deja Vu
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:37 am 
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Talked to Dennis Wheet this afternoon about the intake I want ported. He knows about and has done work on these before and it's his opinion that this is the wrong intake for my engine. Instead he recommends an Edelbrock Victor 18* #2858 spyder and #2922 base, which he says will be much better out of the box with only a port match than the Dart intake I have now with a full port job and, it will be cheaper overall to boot!

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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
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so you have tested enough to say that the tunnel ram is not what you thought is was going to do for you???

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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
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We've got more testing to do on the ram before the season is over and I do think there is some more performance left in that setup but at this point I'm looking to go back to the single carb for next year. Fuel curves with this setup overall haven't been as good as my 1150 Dominator was. But then again I had tweaked on that Dominator for two years to get it there.

Part of the problem has been these two alky carbs as they have NOT performed to my expectations. I'm about to come to the conclusion that dual carbs just = dual trouble and expense. Every time I make a jet change to something I don't already have it's another $30, 8 air bleeds per change etc and I've begun to wonder if this is the best route to go for a bracket car.

Note that this is all just thinking out loud and I could change my mind again before the end of the season especially after more tweaking and I get a chance to run these dual carbs in really good air this fall.

But after looking at my Dart single 4 intake then talking to Dennis last night, I'm realizing that there was a bunch left on the table with that manifold and I do want to have a single carb intake that actually matches this engine. I suspect that with the correct single carb intake this engine will probably run at least as good as what I've got on it now, or maybe even better.

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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
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Put a hat and some injectors on the tunnel ram ;-) =; \:D/ \:D/

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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
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WR169 wrote:
Put a hat and some injectors on the tunnel ram ;-) =; \:D/ \:D/


I'd LOVE to have an electronic injection setup on this engine!! ;-) Just can't justify the $5K+ price tag.

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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
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Dennis is right on, .. the 2858 is the manifold to have, ..

and if you have trouble finding one, .. let me know, they are on back order from Edelbrock right now, ..

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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:51 pm 
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Hey Curtis. Glad you dropped in. Yeah, that Dart intake is kinda lacking for sure. Only problem with the Edelbrock setup is that the base is $400 something and the spider is $360 something? Was wondering since this Dart intake is basically junk, but paid for, is there a chance that I could machine it so I could use that Edelbrock spider with it? Ever seen this done? Remember, I got a Bridgeport and more time than money. ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
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Ken,

I'll PM my cell number, .. the base is NOT $400, .. I'm a master WD for Eddy since I'm
a design engineer for them, .. so I can get some good prices, .. =;

BTW, there's a new big block chevy single 4 intake coming out, ..
designed 100% by yours truly, .. and it's a killer!

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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
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Curtis, Tell me more about the BBC intake =; ..RPM range,when it will be available and how much better than the 2927??

Would love to test one in a month or so on the dyno against the 2927 =; =;

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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
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I don't want to say too much at this point, .. but it's designed for big inch engines
and has been through extensive dyno and track testing, ..

565 minimum unless you're building a high rpm screamer, ..

should be available by PRI in December, ..

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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:21 pm 
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Ken,

Why not put a single 4 top on the tunnel ram? I have a single 4 on my sheetmetal intake. You already own the tunnel ram. Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Intake Deja Vu
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What is the problem with the tunnel ram?


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