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Old 10-23-2007, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick WI
You would likely pick up power above 5000 RPM with a Super Vic style intake. With that cam and wanting to run at the strip it would not be a bad upgrade for those conditions. It will run just fine on the street with that intake, we run them all the time.
Ditto...I run a Vic jr on the street and have for years. It has good street manners IMO. Thats running a 3500 converter and 4.11's.

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I ran a Torker II on a Ford 302 for years and I really liked it alot. My friend suggest that I switch to a dual plane intake, he said my car would be quicker. Well I bought a Performer RPM and installed it, the intake swap really wasn't worth the time and money. I barely noticed any difference in power, I think that with the power band I was running in and the 4:11 gears out back, swapping intakes was a waste of time for me.
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I have a mustang 302, small motor! my manifold is a 70's single plane torquer!!
Dead stop, I can smoke the tires, 10ms a hour, 20, 30ms, no lag, just instant torque, mid, top end, it doesn't matter. My experience with a single plane torquer is torque, go figure!!!
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On my 289 I went from a dual-plane F4b-style manifold to a single plane Torker and gained lots of usable low- to mid-range torque on the street, to the point where I was able to use a higher gear to drive some parts of my daily commute. I swapped it for a Performer RPM and gained... nothing. Once my car is painted and on the street I'm swapping the Torker back on.

As a side note, I'm running the Torker Plus cam of yesteryear. I'm wondering what I'd gain by swapping it to the Performer RPM cam. The profiles seem to suggest the RPM cam is more aggressive than the Torker Plus although decades of cam technology might have something to do with that. But heck, an intake swap is cheaper and easier for me at this point.
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spiffitz, I like what you say, stay with old school I have a comp cam big and lobitty, works very good!! The same go's for the changing of the timing order.
The ford cams with the same firing order as a Chevy or close to it. The story behind that is more power better idle and on, not true. Recently some well know Motor specialists put out an article in hot rod magazine about this issue. Their conclusion is loss of torque and power, so much for the new style cams of the future. Spiffitz don't get me wrong there is a lot of very good technology to day, some is just bulls---.
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Decide what you want the engine to do, and build it for that.

Was the original poster talking about fuel economy, or absolute flat out top speed at Bonneville, or maybe he is one of those quarter mile drag freaks ?

What will she do mister ? Means a whole lot of different things to a lot of different people.
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