Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - tunnel ram on the street
View Single Post
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2006, 05:47 PM
topfuel's Avatar
topfuel topfuel is offline
ASE Certified Master Machinist
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild an engine
Last journal entry: More Pics
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 329
Wiki Edits: 6

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Bumpstick
If they are the Holley 450`s then for sure it would be fine even on the street... Also even with the 660`s that most tunnel rams came with it should be drivable with some tuning... You did not mention what type of trans...? Auto...? If so what stall which will affect the combo also... If its a manual then its really no problem... While the tunnel ram is not the most desired setup for the street it does attract alot of attention even now... Nothing like seeing it sticking through the hood and a couple of carbs on top with velocity stacks...

Still make`em quiver at the red lights...
I agree with Bumpstick. I have been running a tunnel ram on the street for over 20 years on both big and small block chevys. The key is the carbs and the ignition timing. To make a tunnel ram set up work very well on the street requires a completely different ignition curve than you are used to. Done right tunnels can be fun, streetable and intimidating.
Reply With Quote