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MINOR/MAJOR set back
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Well just a little update info from yesterdays work. I finally got the hood set back on only to find its not going to shut with a ram air breather on itAngry Its a good 1-2 inches away from where it needs to be. So now the question is to try to modify one which could be an expensive mistake if it does not work or just not run ram air. I never even thought about the height with the new aluminum AFD heads until we set it under the hood, always something.
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Tnfastbk;11934 Wrote:Well just a little update info from yesterdays work. I finally got the hood set back on only to find its not going to shut with a ram air breather on itAngry Its a good 1-2 inches away from where it needs to be. So now the question is to try to modify one which could be an expensive mistake if it does not work or just not run ram air. I never even thought about the height with the new aluminum AFD heads until we set it under the hood, always something.

Kinda hard to believe the heads would be that much taller? Is there a carb spacer you could maybe do without?
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Don't that just suck.What you going to do ?

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Tnfastbk;11934 Wrote:Well just a little update info from yesterdays work. I finally got the hood set back on only to find its not going to shut with a ram air breather on itAngry Its a good 1-2 inches away from where it needs to be. So now the question is to try to modify one which could be an expensive mistake if it does not work or just not run ram air. I never even thought about the height with the new aluminum AFD heads until we set it under the hood, always something.

I don't think it is the heads.What intake? That is the only reason I am not running a Torker / airgap type manifold. I one setting on the shelf ready to go.
I have to run a dual plain Offy with out a carb spacer to run the ram air.
I can run a Torker etc...if I use a low profile air cleaner like the Moroso.I can also run the "Q"code factory NON ramair with out problems.
So I am stuck with the dual plain intake.It sure is not the best set up, but I am all hung up with the way the ramair looks!


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I do have a 1/2 in spacer but right now dont think that is the killer, the heads are about a 1/4 in taller where the intake ports are. then with the intake also just to tall. gonna do some measureing today with a clear head and rethink it
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#6
Yes, I agree that modifying the "Cleaner" may turn out to be an expensive mistake.

In my opinion, the "Ram Air" is a really nice "wow" factor when you pop the hood. When I was running one, I did not see any noticeable difference in my quarter mile times. I subsequently ditched it and put a Boss 429 type scoop on my Mach I so that I can use just about any intake that is out there.

I would say an option might be to keep the ram air setup for "display" at shows and go with a good breathing cleaner for the "real" world.

Just a thought!


BT

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#7
You modified your engine extensively for power and it needs any air it can get.Although RamAir is way cool , i think you would restrict its output. K&N would be a good alternative for this nicely built motor.
If you want to keep the RamAir setup, why not modify a repro aircleaner and fill it with a K&N ...best of two worlds...

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Roy, do you want the factory look? Would it be possible to fab a different pan from a drop base aircleaner? How high does the carb fit up into the hood? Can the hood close without the aircleaner? If so how much clearance do you have? Is it possible to lose the spacer and machine some height from the carb flange on the manifold?

Just throwing some ideas at ya buddy.


Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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droptop73;11969 Wrote:Roy, do you want the factory look? Would it be possible to fab a different pan from a drop base aircleaner? How high does the carb fit up into the hood? Can the hood close without the aircleaner? If so how much clearance do you have? Is it possible to lose the spacer and machine some height from the carb flange on the manifold?

Just throwing some ideas at ya buddy.

If you go to 429megasite.com they show how to modify one. You could go to the junkyard and find an old base so you don't mess up the orginal.

Jay
73 mach1
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Tnfastbk;11934 Wrote:Well just a little update info from yesterdays work. I finally got the hood set back on only to find its not going to shut with a ram air breather on itAngry Its a good 1-2 inches away from where it needs to be. So now the question is to try to modify one which could be an expensive mistake if it does not work or just not run ram air. I never even thought about the height with the new aluminum AFD heads until we set it under the hood, always something.

Bummer..Roy is it height where the problem is ? or is it front to back..left to right ? Pic ?


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