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351C Intake and carb choices
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Afternoon everyone, I got my hands on a Mach 1 with a 351C a few months ago and it is time to start upgrading some components. I was wondering if anyone was running the Weiand Hi-Ram intake manifold? Any thoughts on it? What sort of carbs did you pair it with? That sort of thing.

P.S. this will be a street car only. No racing besides the occasional blowing Honda's out the road. Big Grin

EDIT: This is the hood scoop I was talking about adding to my car. My car had ram air but it got stolen when the previous owner had it. I found this image online. I think this one belongs to someone on this forum.


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That manifold is intended for heavily modified engines that can reach high RPMs (8,000 to 9,000) and primarily for competition drag racing. Plus, you will have to cut a hole in the hood for the carburetor(s).

For a street/strip car with an unmodified or slightly modified engine you'll be better off with a dual plane intake.



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#3
Ah I see well none of that then. Any ideas on how to raise the air cleaner above the hood? There is a photo floating around here of a Mach 1 black with an awesome oversized hood scoop and would like to do it to mine as well.
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#4
You can put any size of hood scoop on that you want, the carburetor doesn't have to be up in it.



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But would it not work better for the air cleaner if it is closer to the hood scoop?
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#6
You can get a shaker hood scoop that connects directly to the carburetor and sticks up through the hood, if you want the full benefit of ram/cooler air. Otherwise, any hood scoop that is open will feed cooler air to an open air cleaner. One problem with an open hood scoop is that they can mess with flow of air through the radiator.



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#7
I'm saving up for the 8 Stack whistling

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#8
Really?! That sucks. How does it mess with it? The look is just so cool. I have the photo of the car in my phone. I will upload it when I can.
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#9
The radiator depends, in part, on lower air pressure under the hood created by the front valance/splitter. At speed an open hood scoop can increase the air pressure under the hood, reducing the air flow through the radiator. It's not usually a concern for cars that just cruise around town.



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rocket366;287158 Wrote:I'm saving up for the 8 Stack whistling

Wouldn't that be nicethumb



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