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What Mass Air Meter should I get?

I am looking at getting a new Mass Air Meter for my EL 5.0 and cannot decide between Pro-M,Granatelli or CnL.
Any thoughts or experience with any of these?

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Pro-m better cal..

But C&l are cheap but no electrics and you can change cal with sample tubes...
I think Granatelli bought out Pro-m ???

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I went with Vortech (basically a copy of C&L as i understand). I had no problems, but i can only compare to standard. I have not dyno'ed since installation, so can't give any real performance increase, but by the seat of the pants, it felt slightly quicker.

By the way, I believe that you cannot get a flanged C&L, but you can get a flanged Vortech (i.e. will be easier to fit if you are retaining the std airbox), so that may affect your choice. The big advantage of the C&L/Vortech is the ability to change sample tubes. I would think it would be pretty expensive with the Pro-M to send the unit over to the US just to change the calibration if you went to bigger injectors, but i guess if you planned everything carefully, this would not be necessary.

I would not worry about changing the MAF until you have done a few other things first to the engine (i.e. heads, cam), as the gains with a standard engine would be a lot smaller, but thats just my opinion.
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Any suggestions on where to source these for a good price ?

As far as i can tell you can get MaxFlow 73mm housings for US$125, and the sensor (19lb) for US$30 from SummitRacing.

Is there anything else I need to get it all running, or anywhere cheaper about ? (I'm figuring on US$185 (includes the $30 handling charge ), which roughly is A$300 . . .
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Re: What Mass Air Meter should I get?

Try www.vpw.com.au www.capa.com.au

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I would just us post it's small enough. Get them to send as a gift, if you know what I mean. Reciept seperate or non...

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Re: What Mass Air Meter should I get?

what size is the original, I measured the ones on the AUII XR8's and they are about 73-75mm.

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Re: What Mass Air Meter should I get?

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I would not worry about changing the MAF until you have done a few other things first to the engine (i.e. heads, cam), as the gains with a standard engine would be a lot smaller, but thats just my opinion.
I agree, there are a number of posts on the Corral forums from guys getting great times in stangs with the standard MAF.


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what size is the original, I measured the ones on the AUII XR8's and they are about 73-75mm.
Not sure what the AU size is but I'm sure the EL is 55mm.

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Re: What Mass Air Meter should I get?

But seriously have you seen how tiny it looks with a standard maf.
I went FMS 80mm

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It looks like that I will get a Granatelli 75mm calibrated for 24lb injectors from VPW.
The stock one that is currently there is 55mm and is resticting air flow.
I currently have 155 kw at the wheels.
This is the last part I need as I have got 24lb injectors,adjustable fuel regulator and 255lph fuel pump all ready to go on with the Mass Air Meter.

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I got the Granatelli one which is about 90mm at the openings and about 75-80mm at the narrowest point. As ebxr8240 said, Granatelli bought out Pro-M so they both use the same electronics and calibration process. I like the Granatelli/Pro-M ones because they are individually calibrated and seem to give the best idle quality and most accurate AF ratio's. The only problem is unlike the C&L ones you cannot upgrade injectors without having the MAF recalibrated or replaced. The Granatelli ones (or the one I bought) bolts straight up to the airbox so you don't have to modify anything.
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