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67mike
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From: Arab,AL
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 03-29-2001 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have any input as to the lowest intake that is still a performer for a 302, auto,with low gears. Might be autocrossed and that's about it as far as racing, maybe an occasional red light drag. Also this is going in an MGB. thanks mike

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 03-29-2001 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,
If overall heighth is a problem, the Edelbrock Performer, not the RPM model, is a step above the stock cast iron. The throttle bore openings are smaller than the RPM model but will work for your application up to 5000 rpms. Plus sufficient low end torque.

Mike

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67mike
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From: Arab,AL
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 03-30-2001 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Kcode, That post might have been misleading, I mean a good intake, not neccesarily an edelbrock, sorry for the stupidity, mike

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Scott (69Mach)
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From: Walnut Creek, CA USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 03-30-2001 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your setting up for autocross, you'll need torque coming out of the corners a lot more than top end horsepower. That means you want high fuel/air velocities at low rpm. The Performer should give you that.

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Lennie_21
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From: Lewisville, TX
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 03-30-2001 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lennie_21   Click Here to Email Lennie_21     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Mike,

Your post sure brings back some memories. My Dad and I put a HIPO 289 in a 66 MGB and drag raced it for a few years when I was growing up. Lots of work but it sure was fun at the strip.

Lennie

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289, C9OX Intake w/351 Heads, T-5, 9" w/3.89

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