Re: cross ram questions
Your might want to consider the Smokey Yunick developed Edelbrock SY-1. After 2 carb setups were banned from trans am racing, GM contracted Smokey Yunick to design a dedicated single 4bbl carb crossram for the next year of racing. It was fully developed, GM put their stamp of approval on it to be there sole intake manifold for trans am racing for Camaros...them GM suddenly stopped factory support in the series. Smokey ended up getting Edelbrock to produce it under their name and called it the SY-1 (for Smokey Yunick). Smokey later put these manifolds on hot 377/383 motors and said properly tuned no single plane(of the time) could keep up with them. I believe he wrote an article or two for Hot Rod magazine on the subject in 1974. There are installation instructions from edelbrock(I have a copy) with cam and carb tuning recomendations. Double pumpers only, downleg or annular booster 830/850 carb, jetted with different sizes on all four corners! I think you'll find that if you really like the idea of a cross ram, the SY-1 may be the easiest to set up and be the most street friendly compared to the big plenum dual carb beasts. I picked one up a while back so I've done some research on it. There is a member named SY-1 here...clearly he favors them and is very knowledgable about them. Nice to hear your contemplating going against the grain.