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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 01, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Is anyone out there running one of these intakes on A Big Block under a SS hood on a 1969 Camaro? Will it fit??????????

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 01, 07:04 PM
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i would not run one because it is a joke, if you are WOT all the time on a track they are great but in a street car or a part time drag car they are a bad idea, you see you need some heat or your fuel air mix will not atomize properly in daily driveing conditions. it is all a sales ploy..and i belive they are the same height as a standard peromer RPM, check the edelbrock catalog they give mesurment's. that is my 2 cents worth.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 01, 07:20 PM
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i like my air gap, i use my car as a daily driver and and race it whenever there are no cops around. I can't tell the difference from that and the regular rpm manifolds in size and power. I do like the look of it and the nitrous bosses make it easier to mount direct port N2O. Mine is on a small block and in a truck so i couldnt tell you if it will fit, but i have seen them on big block camaros with ss hoods.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 01, 08:36 PM
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One of my Tech's has one on a 502 in a 70 1/2, but it is with an L-88 hood. I dont know the difference is between the two hoods in reference to height, but he drives it every day and it was a great match with his combo:

502 cid
RPM air gap
Holley 950 hp
Solid mechanical Isky (not very big)
2800 stall
12 bolt w/3.42/3.73/4.11 (He changes regularly to give him something to do) freak.
1 1/4" primary 3 1/2 collector 3 1/2 tubes

It made 486 hp at the rear wheels.

Mind you this is in So. Cal. . So it isnt really cold here....

I dont think it will fit with an SS hood. Not enough room for the cleaner. But it will under a Cowl Induction hood....

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 12:41 PM
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Any amount of air flow under the intake runners show make a difference. Dyno rooms don't have air flow, but the Air Gap RPM still picked up a few horsies over the Performer RPM. Is it enough to make you pull your Performer and spend money on a new intake? No, probably not.


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