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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 10, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Airgap under SS hood

Hi Guy's
Thought I would send a quick thread to say that an Airgap manifold on my BBC does fit under 68 SS hood using a conventional 14" x 3" chrome air cleaner with a drop base, the lid is close so maybe a 2-3/8 element would be better, admittedly though my engine sits on SBC frame mounts as I am in Australia & have a RHD conversion so no need to move the engine over as BBC frame mounts tend to do, just thought some might like to know this as I have read previous conflicting threads.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 10, 12:25 PM
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Re: Airgap under SS hood

Thanks for the post Mick, I've asked here I don't know how many times about stuffing a BBC under an SS hood and what exactly should I consider to do so.

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 10, 01:15 PM
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Re: Airgap under SS hood

I've got a air gap on mine with half height body bushings and it's tight with a 14x3 drop base air cleaner and 1/2" phelonic sapcer. Within 1/4" on a 69.
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Re: Airgap under SS hood

Glad to see someone else was concerned with this set-up. I just posted this question last week regarding a 69 ss BB. I was told it would be tight, but it WILL fit.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 10, 04:26 PM
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Re: Airgap under SS hood

with an SS hood and an air gap it all comes down to the air cleaner. under a 2 inch cowl there should be no problem
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with an ss hood and an air gap it all comes down to the air cleaner. Under a 2 inch cowl there should be no problem
we are talking about an ss hood not a cowl hood. Cowl hood would be no problem.
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I was thinking 2 inch cowl.....forget my response.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Victor on BBC under SS hood

Hi guy's, tried the Airgap & noticed it had lost it's low down punch so went back to the Victor, even better was I can still shut the SS hood with the Victor on, admittedly I need to get hold of a lower drop base such as a Proform drop base which measures 2.25" & a little messing around with the top lid but all looks good, don't forget my motor sits on SBC frame mounts because of my Aussie RHD conversion so obviously that helps.
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we are talking about an ss hood not a cowl hood. Cowl hood would be no problem.
thats what i was getting at... i had a feeling people were mixing the two up.
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Hi guy's, tried the Airgap & noticed it had lost it's low down punch so went back to the Victor
Just thought some maybe interested.

Cheers Mick.
Interesting..depends on the total combo,but i would think the dual plane with longer intake runners should have enhanced low rpm tq vs the single plane short runner victor.
How did you qauntify your results?seat-o-meter/chassis dyno/et-mph?

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Touche for your POST, I've been trying to convince many members here at TC that it's feasible.

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Touche for your POST, I've been trying to convince many members here at TC that it's feasible.
Can you give some details on how to get an Air Gap to work with a SS hood?
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Re: Airgap under SS hood

Like Mick pointed out - Don't use a spacer (perhaps a bowl heat Deflector Plate instead) and use a Drop Plate Air Filter. I can fit it under the hood of my BBC 70Z and he has 1st GEN with a SS Hood - Granted its a tight fit but take it from there.

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Like Mick pointed out - Don't use a spacer (perhaps a bowl heat Deflector Plate instead) and use a Drop Plate Air Filter. I can fit it under the hood of my BBC 70Z and he has 1st GEN with a SS Hood - Granted its a tight fit but take it from there.
I read his post and correct me if I'm wrong but he is using SBC frame mounts and I have read it can cause some issues with BBC apllications.
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OK! Include the SBC mounts in the scenario. Mick says the formula works and I believe him. You're going to do what you're going to anyway ;o)

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