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#770667 - 03/02/10 08:07 PM which intake would you use?  
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hi guys, i have to figure out which intake manifold to use soon so i could use some input please. i have a edlebrock torker 2 r & a edlebrock air gap rpm to choose from. going to use a holly 850 vac. sec. & put this on a mostly stock 454 & put it all in my 84 e/c. any help is welcome. thanks. carl

#770676 - 03/02/10 08:16 PM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: carl f]  
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What are you going to use the car for? If it is a driver/street car I would go with the air gap. If it is a race car use the torker.


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#770684 - 03/02/10 08:30 PM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: cj84ss]  
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will the air gap fit under your hood


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#770706 - 03/02/10 08:59 PM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: jarid]  
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i had to get a drop base air cleaner just to be able to close the hood.


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#770709 - 03/02/10 09:01 PM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: jarid]  
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Unless you have a cowl hood you'll need the shortest intake possible to fit under the stock hood when using a BBC. Not sure on the Torker 2 height but I've never been a fan of them anyway. A regular performer MIGHT clear, or you may be looking at a stock cast iron intake. If hood clearence isn't an issue, with a basically stock engine again you'll see the best performance with either a Performer or the RPM.


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#770741 - 03/02/10 10:36 PM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: 200kSS]  
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I use the Performer air gap. I think the torker only works good in high rpms not sure though


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#770744 - 03/02/10 10:39 PM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: 200kSS]  
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sorry about leaving two important factors out, i have a 2" cowl hood & plan on using the car on the street & driving it like i stole it. it is not my daily driver if you know what i mean. thanks.

#770748 - 03/02/10 11:01 PM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: carl f]  
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I would still say the performer I think the torker is for like drag and track. The performer is good all around and has a nice low end snap to it


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#770871 - 03/03/10 03:41 AM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: Montecarlo1985]  
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Use the air gap, the torker is old and very outdated. The air gap will work so much better and the drivability will be much better. With the air gap and the dual plane design you will make better low end power and only a couple of hp less than the top end that the torker will at top end. Use the air gap, it will be a much better intake to use.


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#770944 - 03/03/10 02:36 PM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: cj84ss]  
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Also the air gap reduces the temp of the intake charge but you already knew that =D


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#770986 - 03/03/10 06:41 PM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: Montecarlo1985]  
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Rpm air gap is a excelent intake on the dyno it beats the torker 2 hands down accually the performer beats it as well. But engine combo has alot to do with that.


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#771122 - 03/04/10 02:08 AM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: mikeo]  
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well with all you guys telling me to go with the air gap, that settles that. thanks. i will give it a try. carl

#771129 - 03/04/10 02:26 AM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: carl f]  
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#771158 - 03/04/10 03:54 AM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: Montecarlo1985]  
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Couple things people are missing here. This is a BBC we're talking about putting an intake on, not a SBC. Go to Edel website and get the height dimensions for the different intakes, Torker, Performaer and Airgap. The BBC is taller and will sit higher, add to that a tall intake and you will probably need a drop base air cleaner even with the cowl hood.

Living in NY I would look at the Performer over the Airgap just because the Airgaps can be a PITA in cold temps and the cooler intake can be a chore to tune even in warm weather if the engine is over cammed. Unless the engine is built to run high rpm, high HP, my choice would be the Performer.

The Torker is the shortest of the three by over an inch. A best choice if you want to use a standard air cleaner.

Also pay attention to the intake port dimensions to match them to the ports size in the heads. Generally I think the Torker has the smallest ports.
Bob

#771249 - 03/04/10 01:45 PM Re: which intake would you use? [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Hi Carl, that air gap will pull clean to 7k+, it's been ported and the short-side radius have been polished, use it with the spacer and you won't be disappointed


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