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Would this work well???

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Joined: 12 Jun 2021
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Location: West Aust.

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:18 pm    Post subject: Would this work well???

Ok dunno this picture posting caper so I'll just paste the link;=3

This picture was also posted on the HAMB
Not wondering about the air cleaner, just checking what members here think about the spacer/riser between the air cleaner & the carb?

What I'm thinking about is whether or not a similar riser could be used with a thick gussetted alloy plate bolted on top with a 6-71 or similar blower on top?

Obviously things would have to level etc to keep belts running true etc, but wondering would it work in the air of turbulence between the spacer/riser & the manifold?

I just figure it might be a cheaper quicker process of getting manifolded up?
Just a thought...
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Location: Georges Hall, NSW

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:00 pm    Post subject:

I think you've been beaten to the punch Ripper..
See ya
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Location: West Aust.

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:31 am    Post subject:

ahhh that happens all the time pep !

Ahh I guess a riser like that would work ok re turbulence.
I figure suck it & see, give it a go.

I have leads on a twin carb manifold & a tunnel ram to suit my SBC so hopefully it doesn't fall thru & I can get my hands on them & then off to Perth again to see Dr. Kalamaker & get it outfitted. they sposed to be fairly cheap!

fingers crossed
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Location: Queanbeyan, NSW (on the ACT border)

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:56 pm    Post subject:

If you are looking at a tunnel ram to do an EFI conversion, BE CAREFUL! Don't touch the tunnel ram unless it has an individual runner per port, like the Edelbrock Street rams, offenhauser tunnel rams and similar. Tunnel rams are made for carbys, and the high RPM drag racing/boat types are all open on the inside. These will not work for Multi Port. They will work for TBI, but you'll be on and off the throttle all the time, and it will be sluggish at low to medium Revs.
The street rams will work fine, but you must use staged 4 barrel throttle bodies ($$$$$) or use the el-cheap-o V6 or V8 GMC/Chev TBI throttle bodies with the Painless Wiring 4 barrel adapter plate. Alternatively, get a mechanical fuel injection bug catcher that was made for a tunnel ram. They look great and work just like a BIG throttle body.
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Location: The Shire, Sydney

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:32 pm    Post subject:

If this guy could get this to work then I guess anything is possible

Love them goggles
Bye for now..........
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Joined: 12 Jun 2021
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Location: West Aust.

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:43 pm    Post subject:

Cheers Choco, I'm on the scrounge, see what pops up.
Might have to email Dr Kalamaker (A.G.) and see who he recommends to do the machining of the manifolds.

Bcal, well man NOW I feel very confident I can cobble something workable together! haha!

Wild thang!
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