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Old 06-29-2005, 06:36 PM
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Need Hood Clearance - Intake ?

I have a 396 BBC in a street/strip 68 chevelle with a Holley Strip Dominator Intake and a 3" air cleaner which is approx 1 - 1.5" too tall to fit the hood on. I was looking at the Edel Torker II intake which I believe would allow me to install my stock hood but have read some dissatisfied remarks regarding its performance. I would try just about any intake shorter than my current if it won't kill my performance. Here's the rest of my combo:

396ci bored to 408ci
above intake
750 Mighty Demon
Rectangular port GM iron heads (probably too much but they're paid for)
248/254 @ 0.050 solid roller cam
9.2:1 c/r
4:10 gear
3600 stall

It runs 12.3 @ 110 shifting at 7k rpm. The Torker II is supposed to have a 2500 - 6500 rpm powerband which may be a little low for this combination. Also a oval port version is only available which I believe will work fine with rect port heads. My bottom end suffers with the current intake and I would hope the Torker II would improve that some with the oval port runners. Any input concerning this intake or suggestions are appreciated. Is the Torker II intake intended for drag racing, street use, or what application?

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Try a drop dish aircleaner.
If that doesn't work.
Try a semi drop with a 2" element.

I used a torker 2 before.
They work best with an annular discharge carb.
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I already have a drop dish cleaner with 3" filter though I'm not sure the difference between a drop and a semi drop. I'm not fond of putting a filter smaller than 3" for air flow reasons. How did the torker 2 work for you? Do you have any other intakes you tried as well to compare against? I just read an article comparing an annular discharge vs dogleg discharge carb on a big cam engine and the annular won with significant improvements in the low rpm range. Did you try both style carbs on the Torker II? My current carb is 750 Mighty Demon with the dogleg style boosters and judging from the article and my cam size I might benefit from the annular discharge.
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Don't get the Torker II. It is a lower performance intake than the RPM. The dual plane design of the RPM is far superior.

Look at Holley's website. They show the series in order of performance. It goes:
Performer
Torker
Performer RPM
Victor Jr.
Victor

Don't let the 2,500 RPM starting point of the Torker II fool you. It doesn't make more top end power than the RPM. It makes less.
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I have a 396 BBC in a street/strip 68 chevelle with a Holley Strip Dominator Intake and a 3" air cleaner which is approx 1 - 1.5" too tall to fit the hood on. I was looking at the Edel Torker II intake which I believe would allow me to install my stock hood but have read some dissatisfied remarks regarding its performance. I would try just about any intake shorter than my current if it won't kill my performance. Here's the rest of my combo:

396ci bored to 408ci
above intake
750 Mighty Demon
Rectangular port GM iron heads (probably too much but they're paid for)
248/254 @ 0.050 solid roller cam
9.2:1 c/r
4:10 gear
3600 stall

It runs 12.3 @ 110 shifting at 7k rpm. The Torker II is supposed to have a 2500 - 6500 rpm powerband which may be a little low for this combination. Also a oval port version is only available which I believe will work fine with rect port heads. My bottom end suffers with the current intake and I would hope the Torker II would improve that some with the oval port runners. Any input concerning this intake or suggestions are appreciated. Is the Torker II intake intended for drag racing, street use, or what application?

Thanks.
I have a BBC502 in my 65 Vette. The Vette has a 66 BB hood .I only have 2" to the top of the underside of the hood from the Holley 850 top flange.

Try using the 65-72 L88 Motor Drop Base Air cleaner. The clearance from the carb flange to the top of the Air filter (3") is 1 1/4" .. That's with the drop base on the carb. Now you have to add the air cleaner top and that will give you the final measurment. But it should be under 2"..!!

Here's a link to the extream drop base.....

http://www.ecklers.com/product.asp?p...HL8KXL9CD5D2MD

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Thanks Viet Nam Vette. Does the L88 base have the connection for the vacuum line like the picture on the site shows? I won't be using that so I'd like to get one without it. 2" from top of carb flange might actually fit. Thanks for the info and link!
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Thanks Viet Nam Vette. Does the L88 base have the connection for the vacuum line like the picture on the site shows? I won't be using that so I'd like to get one without it. 2" from top of carb flange might actually fit. Thanks for the info and link!
I would check with them directly. There is a large tube that is at a 90* angle coming out of the base on the passenger side rear. Not sure how the original L-88 Monster used that connection.

Maybe some one here can shed some light on the hose connections on that set up.
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