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Built351c
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posted 12-08-2002 02:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Built351c     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got a good deal on a tunnelram with a top for a single carb. Anyone with experince with one of these? Its a wieand for a 351C. Thanks for your Opinions.

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kid vishus
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posted 12-08-2002 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I have never actually had any experiance with a tunnelram, let alone one with a single top, but I did used to race with a fellow that had one. It ran like crap for what he had. I really think the plenum size is so large that a single carb would have trouble keeping it filled. I have a Weiand tunnelram with dual tops I bought several years ago at a swap meet, and have never used it. It seems unless you have a killer motor, more than I have ever built, they are not as effective as a strip dominator.

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posted 12-08-2002 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It will require a very large carb. 850 CFM minimum.

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posted 12-08-2002 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Built351c     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Running a 850 Mighty Demon. Will try the Single plane Wieand. Then will switch to the tunnelram to see the difference in track times. Car is in storage until spring. Average temp this week - 24 degrees daytime 5 above at night. Car can wait.

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posted 12-10-2002 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
nothing like a tunnel ram on a Cleveland

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Built351c
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posted 12-11-2002 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Built351c     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what model number is your tunnel ram? I guess weiand made a Part # 1992 and a newer one which is part #1994. Do you know what RPM range the 1992 intake range is. They list the 1994 at 3200-9000 rpm. They do not have a listing for the 1992.

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dark7068
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posted 12-12-2002 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mines a 1994.

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Built351c
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posted 12-18-2002 02:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Built351c     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the RPM range of the Part #1992 intake(Tunnelram) It was in the 1974 catalog for wieand.

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kid vishus
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posted 12-18-2002 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dont know the rpm range for it, but I do have one I have never used.

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Built351c
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posted 12-19-2002 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Built351c     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got a email back from holley. They found the intake in a 1974 catalog. The RPM range is 3000-8000rpm. Thats a little more useable rpm range then the other intake they now sell. Here is the emails from holley:

Hello,
I did find that intake in a 74' catalog.It originally came with a 2X4 top plate. I do not recommend using a single carb on a tunnel ram. A single carb usually does not flow enough to feed the engine with that much plenum volume. A Cleveland engine can move a lot of air due to the large intake ports on the heads. You can try it, but it will perform a lot better running 2 carbs.
Thanks, Michael
Here is the Second one:
Ok I found it is was a dual quad for the 351, now from what I show this had a different style top than the current models and I do not have even the gaskets for this set up anymore. From what I can tell this had a 3000-8000 rpm power band and was set up for the 660-750cfm carbs.

They also told me this intake has not been made for 20 years. Maybe its another wonder like the Holley strip dominator? (yea right) Who knows? My own intake only has the single top and the whole thing is chrome. I will try it this summer and let everyone know how it compares to my X-celerator single plane. You might want to try the intake on your car Kid now that we know what the RPM range of this intake is. Something to think about after you get done testing your car out with the new transmission. I will keep you guys posted when I get the car out next year.


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