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Clark
Gearhead

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From: Rowlett,Texas
Registered: Aug 99

posted 07-10-2001 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am getting close to building my 351w stroker and I need to know what intakes are being used and can still close the hood. I figure the Edelbrock Performer will work but what about the RPM or Stealth? I am not using the stock air cleaner and I really want to keep the clean hood. I also am using the boss carb spacer to gain a little as well. So any input from fellow 69-70 owners on what you have or what will fit will help, Thanks.

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70 Pony
Gearhead

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From: Glenmoore, PA, USA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 07-10-2001 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well Clark......In my '70, I'm using the E Brock Performer RPM intake.....with NO SPACER, BUT I have a 14" by 4" K&N Filter...
AGAIN BUT>>>> I have a Boss 429 hood scoop that I made functional by cutting a nice square hole in my hood (see pics in readers rides)But I think you have a couple of options as I look at my motor....
Naturally a shorter Air Filter and/or a dropped bottom air filter element base....
The ones that fit the carb mouth then drop down about an inch or so.....By the way....how big is your spacer ???
I used to run a TD swirl torque 1 " spacer and never really saw any gains..and if I had to go to a 2" air filter I think I would invest in a K&N "Flow Thru Top"..I'm using one and noticed a difference in the Air Fuel mix and had to fatten the carb jetting...they run about $50.
Good Luck....

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EDDIE D
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Clark
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From: Rowlett,Texas
Registered: Aug 99

posted 07-11-2001 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the input Eddie,
I did have the 1 in. stock metal spacer and now I have the 3/8 in. boss composite one, I wanted to keep the PCV Hose connection and it should help keep the heat down.
I will just have to adjust the air cleaner height to make it work, I have also noticed the new K&N filter as well.

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