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Old 04-12-2004, 03:33 PM
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Edelbrocks here too. Reason? Seem to work good and my last one came free with all the engine work I had done at the machine shop. They had welded up some rot at the back water blockoffs and the guy never picked it up. They milled it, blasted it and said Merry Christmas! LOL

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I'm using an edelbrock intake also. I got a #2101 intake and #1406 carb for $160. My motor is mostly stock so this combo works well.
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Victor, wish it was a sheetmetal tho

I've got a Edelbrock Victor intake on mine. It is kinda laggy at 1500 rpm, but once i get some flow through the carb it screams. Throttle respons off idle is a bit sluggish and i often find myself double pumping the gas when cold, but once im above the 1500, any increase in gas and the thing likes to launch. Then at 3000 rpm, there is another burst of energy thats nice to say the least.
When i change my cam and swap to a manual transmission, im gonna use either the Spider from CHP or the Wilson or AFR ported equivelant to the Victor. I wouldnt mind having a nice blower intake on, especially with an 8-71 sitting on top.
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Old 04-13-2004, 08:49 AM
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I almost bought a Weiand Stealth Series, but I couldn't find any dyno tests done comparing it with the performer RPM. Almost every magazine uses the Performer RPM in SBC build ups so that was why I went with the Performer RPM, but I saved the receipt. Killer what have you heard that made you go with the Weiand?


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I guess I'm different. I know the Edelbrock performer is the standard these days, but I went a little different. I wanted the looks of a single plane manifold, but streetable. I'm using a Wiend single plane that comes with a divider plate that's supposed to make it work like a dual plane. I think its the 7343?
Seems to work good though.
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edelbrock performer rpm air-gap is what i'm using

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i had purchased a performer on the advice of a local shop owner (who was just wanting to get rid of inventory, but told me that it was the intake i wanted for sure, hands down, couldn't find a better intake )

After reading a couple years of rodding magazines as well as posting on different forums for a while i realized that the performer wasn't really what i wanted, so i reaserched different available intakes, and asked of a couple forums, and the edelbrock rpm air gap seemed to be the winner, supposed to have the good torque of a dual plane, but have the high rpm usage of a single plane, not sure how true this is or not but it was reccomended by many a racer and engine builder (who may have been victims of edelbrocks marketing budget as posted earlier )

in my research i found it's hard to tell what inakes are good cross companies though since the rpm ranges they work best at are not defined using a universal standard, so saying that the weiand intakes work in a bigger rpm range is not quite true, weiands intakes all have a broader advertized range, where edelbrocks have a smaller advertized range, but probably work as well through the same real world rpms. However this is all speculation, maybe weiand has found a way to make their intakes have a broader range, but i would think that technology would be quickly copied by thier competitors.
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well, just like I said before Ghettojet, I use it because its a tried and true manifold that doesn't have to advertise too much to prove its worth! The runners are wide and will work well to make high RPM power, but also the duel-plane design makes it versitle for street use. RPM performers have trouble fitting under the tight hoods of cars like mine, and I think the airgap thing is a gimmic for sure. I doubt its worth the money you spend on it if it does make any difference. I've yet to see numbers for any kind of proof.

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RPM performers have trouble fitting under the tight hoods of cars like mine
I hear that, I had to buy a 1 inch dropbase so that the Performer RPM will fit under the hood of my other Caprice (86).
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I have the torkerII on my little beast and it screams to 7000RPM with no prob. I use edelbrock because I have tested a few on dynos and they always have shown a good increase for me.
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Stock Oldsmobile A4 intake. Kinda hard to beat that intake, huge ports, dual plane and if your lucky you can find one thats made out of aluminum.
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On the sleeves chevelle its a factory aluminum oval port intake from a corvette (lowrise) that gave me the best off idle performance, but once I went to a performer rpm with matched cam it woke up! I really think that its more a matter of where the tach needle hangs around that tells you if you have the right setup Too bad they dont market a Dr Jeckyl/Mr Hyde style of manifold. although Offenhouser did market one called a dial a flow with the replaceable center divider insert a decade ago Never got to try it
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I bought a Performer RPM from edlebrock, seems to work better than my Weiand 8004 did. The biggest porblem I have with it is its poor design for the water ports, I had to buy a new thermostat housing to fit my houses on as well as my temp gauge wire. Another thing I had to buy a 1 inch spacer to fit my Holley Street Avenger on it, because of the vaccum line for the automatic tranny was in the way.
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Exactly right like everything to be happy and get the best performance you intake should match the rest of your combo. There is certainly not one that is ideal for every application.
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Exactly right like everything to be happy and get the best performance you intake should match the rest of your combo. There is certainly not one that is ideal for every application.

I think you meant to post on the "What intake should I use?" thread, this is the "What intake do you use, and why?" thread.


Anyway, I was kinda hoping to hear someone using a Holly, Weiand or something I've never herd of.

Well at least Deuce_454 has some cool stuff you don't see much.
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