Intake manifold for 302 Cleveland
I'm running a mild 302 in the XE, nothing serious, has a crane cam with a rev range of approx. 2000-5000rpm, a bit of basic head work just to smooth it out, balanced bottom end and pacemaker 4-2-1 interferance type headers into 2.5" dual then a single 3" over the diff and out the back.
The intake is all standard and seems to run and perform quite well, I'm assuming the Carter can be tuned to suit the motor, it'll be getting dyno'd soon, but I was wondering how much of a difference an aftermarket intake manifold would make to the performance/economy of this engine? I don't want to waste any money on something designed for much higher performance than what I'm looking for with this engine, but if it'll make a noticable difference with the engine set up like this then it may be worth looking at. Also, I really don't want to go to a Holley unless I have to, my understanding is that the Carter is quite a good carby if it's tuned by someone who knows what they're doing
Any suggestions or experiences are welcome