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anglia
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From: wauseon,ohio USA
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posted 03-20-2003 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for anglia   Click Here to Email anglia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got one after many trys I was the high bidder by $0.22 after all the good things that Kid had to say about them Had to have one hope it makes that Maverick fly! Kid do you run a spacer on yours?

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kid vishus
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posted 03-20-2003 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run an open 2" spacer I ported to match that goofy shaped plenum.

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anglia
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posted 03-20-2003 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for anglia   Click Here to Email anglia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You ported the 2" spacer to match the intake ? did you have to do much to the runners to get them to mate up with the heads ? Boy I can't wait to try this new motor. It may still be a while if the headers from my boss 302 don't fit they cross under the oil pan with 4 & 8 an with the diff deck hight they may not fit. RATS

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kid vishus
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posted 03-20-2003 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The carb mountng flange is designed so a spread bore carb will also fit. So it's not square feeding into the plenum. When you get yours you will see what I mean. I tapered the bottom of the inside of the spacer to better match the plenum design. It seems to work well.

What I did to the intake itself was clean up the runners, raised the port entry in the plenum on the center runners, and I did gasket match the ports themselves. Since my heads were already ported (gasket matched and blended halfway down the port) it didn't require any work to match them to the intake.

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anglia
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posted 03-20-2003 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for anglia   Click Here to Email anglia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Kid will have to do some port work on the runners my heads have been ported to . after pricing TFC intakes I went for the holley talked to a guy at the swap meet in Columbus he sold the TFC'S he said that the holley was a .10 faster

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'69Stang
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posted 03-21-2003 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for '69Stang   Click Here to Email '69Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KV: Will a Strip Dominator fit under a stock Mustang hood?

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'69 Mustang Fastback, 351C, Holley 950 HP, New Parker Funnelweb intake, ported 4-v quench heads, 10.75:1, UD pulley, windage tray, Top Loader, 4.30 gears 9" rear
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12.51 1/4 mile @ 115.89
60 foot time 2.008 (ouch)

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kid vishus
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posted 03-21-2003 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it will, but not with the 2" spacer. Don't hold me to that though as my hood is fiberglass and I'm pretty sure it is thinner than a factory steel hood.

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Mpcoluv
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posted 03-21-2003 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
I think it will, but not with the 2" spacer. Don't hold me to that though as my hood is fiberglass and I'm pretty sure it is thinner than a factory steel hood.

The strip dominator with a holley and a 1" spacer is very close on mine with a 14 x 3" moroso drop base air cleaner.
Without the spacer, it would certainly clear.

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Fordwiser
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From: Metamora, Illinois
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posted 03-21-2003 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordwiser   Click Here to Email Fordwiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Kid, did you do any before and after runs to see how much it helped ET or MPH.
I've been told I should knock off the corners of the roof of the ports just under the carb, I asume this is what you ment you did on the center runners. How come only on the center runners? I am running my Strip Dominater as cast, mainly cause I'm afraid of screwing it up and slowing the car down, but I'm all ears if you've seen improvement.
Thanks!
Roger

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kid vishus
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posted 03-21-2003 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't do any before and after comparisons, so I guess there is a possibility I might have screwed it up. When I got it, it was "as cast" and the runners were so dirty with casting flash I couldn't stand the thought of running it that way. The first couple of years, I ran it with the runners just cleaned up. I then did a lot more work on it (several hours worth), and it did seem to help.
I raised the center runners to try and make them a little longer, but I can;t say if it really worked or not. It was just something I picked up in a magazine that did a "how to" article written by the main man at Wilson Manifolds.

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