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What intake with a 429/460?
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I am planning my 460 build. I would like to use the Edelbrock Air Gap but not sure if it will fit under the factory Mach-1 hood. Any ideas?
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cazsper;285226 Wrote:I am planning my 460 build. I would like to use the Edelbrock Air Gap but not sure if it will fit under the factory Mach-1 hood. Any ideas?

I don't know for sure but I doubt that it would. My Performer RPM which is shorter barely fit with the deepest drop base I could find and a 2" air filter.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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TommyK;285234 Wrote:
cazsper;285226 Wrote:I am planning my 460 build. I would like to use the Edelbrock Air Gap but not sure if it will fit under the factory Mach-1 hood. Any ideas?

I don't know for sure but I doubt that it would. My Performer RPM which is shorter barely fit with the deepest drop base I could find and a 2" air filter.

Thanks what I was afraid of.. ok, thank you..
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#4
It sounds like somebody needs to do some carb pad height research...

I have a Weiand Stealth that can measure. I'd be curious how the Stealth, Air Gap and perhaps Blue Thunder's dual plane compare.

If my 460 ever makes it into my Mach I had resigned myself to needing to modify a spare air cleaner in order to run the ram air, but I didn't realize that the carb was that close to the hood!
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mjlan;286105 Wrote:It sounds like somebody needs to do some carb pad height research...

I have a Weiand Stealth that can measure. I'd be curious how the Stealth, Air Gap and perhaps Blue Thunder's dual plane compare.

If my 460 ever makes it into my Mach I had resigned myself to needing to modify a spare air cleaner in order to run the ram air, but I didn't realize that the carb was that close to the hood!

I was thinking of using the Edelbrock Air Gap with a Spectre air cleaner.. but now I don't know. But you're saying the Stealth fits well?
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#6
No!

Sorry, I didn't mean to confuse- I was just wondering how the height of the Stealth compares to the RPM and Air Gap. Or a stock SCJ intake for that matter.
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mjlan;286171 Wrote:No!

Sorry, I didn't mean to confuse- I was just wondering how the height of the Stealth compares to the RPM and Air Gap. Or a stock SCJ intake for that matter.

Oh ok.. no problem. I was going to check. I just hate to go with a small block simply because an intake won't fit..
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#8
If you need a carb with a choke use a regular Performer or Torker II. Which one you use will be determined by the rest of the build details.

If you don't need clearance for a choke horn and you intend to rev it over 5500 rpm the Performer RPM is a good choice.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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cazsper;285226 Wrote:I am planning my 460 build. I would like to use the Edelbrock Air Gap but not sure if it will fit under the factory Mach-1 hood. Any ideas?

cazsper,

I put a 1970 429 (385 series same as a 460) that has the 521 stroker kit, in my 73 Mach 1 and im running the Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake with a Holley 4150 carb, and a K&N drop base air cleaner that has a 3" height and my stock mach 1 hood clears just fine. But i do not have the air dam equipment that mounts to the underside of my hood either. Hope this helps.

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- Lee
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TommyK;286183 Wrote:If you need a carb with a choke use a regular Performer or Torker II. Which one you use will be determined by the rest of the build details.

If you don't need clearance for a choke horn and you intend to rev it over 5500 rpm the Performer RPM is a good choice.

The RPM will fit with an air cleaner?
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