Hi I am wondering if I am making a mistake, by taking off my dual quad performer intake, and installing a new edelbrock tunnel ram?
I went and let that picture of Edelbrocks chrome tunnel ram get me, it is really nice looking, but I have notest a few things and having a tiny problem and now wonder if I should put the performer intake back on?
Here's why, I noticed there is no water jackets in the tunnel ram intake, also I did not see the recommended silaconing if the tunnel ram intake bolts and now I have a water leak on the driver side front bolts, Also the carb linkage had to be changed from progressive to both doing the same thing with a straight rod between them. I am now wondering if I will have any over heating problems? I have a small block 400 with 12:1 compreson pistons, mild cam, no lope. it ran great with the performer intake. sence I installed the tunnel ram, ive had some problems getting it to start up good and run right.
I think I can get the tunnel ram to work, but I am concerned about street driving and the water jacket not in the tunnel ram intake? will this cause problems? I love that 600 dollar intake, it looks bad ***, but I am wondering if I should trade off looks for better performance?
Here is the tunnel ram I bought :Edelbrock 71101 Edelbrock Street Tunnel Ram Intake Manifolds for Small Block Chevy
Any ideas? Gary