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Old 07-25-2003, 09:32 AM
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edelbrock performer upgrade

What sort of performance improvement could a person expect with the installation of a Edelbrock Performer intake? Are there HP gains,torque,mileage?( A friend gave me one to go on our 283 build up)

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Old 07-25-2003, 10:09 AM
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Nevermind, INTAKE not carb...
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Old 07-25-2003, 04:37 PM
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No major noticeable (seat of the pants) gains with the Performer intake. There are gains, but unless you run the engine on a dyno you probably will not notice anything over the stock intake. If you use the Performer RPM (which is a high rise) you will feel the gains.
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Old 07-25-2003, 05:20 PM
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So whats the scoop here? why do people run them and not just stay with the stock intake?
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Old 07-25-2003, 05:31 PM
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If your looking for performance a 283 is a bad starting point. I wouldn't build anything under 350 cubes unless it was a 5.0 or Buick turbo charged six. Let the cubes make the power otherwise you will end up with an engine that runs like crap just to keep up with the big dogs.
I recommend keeping it stock and going for gas mileage if you intend to use that engine.
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Old 07-25-2003, 05:39 PM
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So whats the scoop here? why do people run them and not just stay with the stock intake?
cause the stock intake weighs in excess of 60 lbs(sorry i just realized this wasn't about my motor)., and the aluminum looks hella better...... and if used in conjunction with a edelbrock cam, and carb (somehow i doubt the carb is a major factor) your supposed to see even more hp, but you spend even more $$$

and cause as we all know, one part might not make that much difference, (1-3 HP) but a bunch of parts (10x1-3 hp) does make a difference.....
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Old 07-25-2003, 06:25 PM
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Well tanks lads! we`re movin on up to a 4bbl so we had to change manifolds anyway, might as well use the performer cuz its free! As for keepin up with the big dogs.. Ha! ever hear of a 283 bored out to a 301.. It aint the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog!! woof woof
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Old 07-25-2003, 06:54 PM
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Hey if you can smoke my 400 while spinning 8,000 plus on that 301 I'm not going to complain.
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Old 07-25-2003, 08:18 PM
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Don't underestimate the 283 I've smoked alot of cars with my '68 elcamino. It had a .060 over 283, 462 heads, 327 350 cam, holly 600.
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