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Old 03-25-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
Joe
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Recommend an Intake for 351C?

I have a 1972 Ford Mustang with a 351-C, 4-V, 4-speed manual, Hurst
shifter, 3.73 rear end, and an Autolite 4300D 4bbl carb. I'm going to
replace the intake manifold and the carb. The car will be mostly
street driven, but I want some more low end torque power. It will mate
with a new 750 cfm carb. Any recommendations on what intake manifold
to use?

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Old 03-25-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
Grover C. McCoury III
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Re: Recommend an Intake for 351C?

Joe wrote:
> I have a 1972 Ford Mustang with a 351-C, 4-V, 4-speed manual, Hurst
> shifter, 3.73 rear end, and an Autolite 4300D 4bbl carb. I'm going to
> replace the intake manifold and the carb. The car will be mostly
> street driven, but I want some more low end torque power. It will mate
> with a new 750 cfm carb. Any recommendations on what intake manifold
> to use?


I would suggest using a dual plane intake manifold for the street. I
was using the single plane Edelbrock Torker 351 and I found it was not
very friendly for daily driving. I have since swapped the Torker for the
dual plane Edlebrock Performer and am pleased with the performance on
the street.

Yet another $.02 worth from a proud owner of a 1970 Mach 1 351C @
http://community.webshots.com/album/18644819fHAehGJAjt
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Old 03-25-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend an Intake for 351C?

On 25 Mar 2005 05:49:04 -0800, "Joe" <lanser1996@joltmail.net> wrote:

>I have a 1972 Ford Mustang with a 351-C, 4-V, 4-speed manual, Hurst
>shifter, 3.73 rear end, and an Autolite 4300D 4bbl carb. I'm going to
>replace the intake manifold and the carb. The car will be mostly
>street driven, but I want some more low end torque power. It will mate
>with a new 750 cfm carb. Any recommendations on what intake manifold
>to use?

i like the eidlebrock

hurc ast
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Old 03-25-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend an Intake for 351C?

Joe wrote:
> I have a 1972 Ford Mustang with a 351-C, 4-V, 4-speed manual, Hurst
> shifter, 3.73 rear end, and an Autolite 4300D 4bbl carb. I'm going to
> replace the intake manifold and the carb. The car will be mostly
> street driven, but I want some more low end torque power. It will mate
> with a new 750 cfm carb. Any recommendations on what intake manifold
> to use?
>


Why are you replacing that intake?

My completely gone through (fairly radical cam, don't have the cam specs
on hand) '71 351CJ Cleveland still runs a factory (well mine is one of
the ultra rare aluminum versions, same runner design though) dual plane
intake manifold, with a Holly 850 double pumper. I also swapped the open
chamber 4-V CJ heads out for a set of closed chamber (quench) heads

If you do some research I think you will find that the factory Cleveland
4-V cast iron dual plane intake manifold will offer such comparable
performance to any of the available after market dual plane intake
manifolds from stock to fairly radical camshafts with stock 4-V head
setups as to make replacing it a near ZERO gain proposition.

I would suggest you apply that intake manifold money toward a new
electronic ignition. The noticeable benefit will be huge.

Good Luck
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Old 03-25-2005, 23:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend an Intake for 351C?

Correction I have a a Holly 800 double pumper on this 351 Cleveland...

351CJ wrote:
> Joe wrote:
>
>> I have a 1972 Ford Mustang with a 351-C, 4-V, 4-speed manual, Hurst
>> shifter, 3.73 rear end, and an Autolite 4300D 4bbl carb. I'm going to
>> replace the intake manifold and the carb. The car will be mostly
>> street driven, but I want some more low end torque power. It will mate
>> with a new 750 cfm carb. Any recommendations on what intake manifold
>> to use?
>>

>
> Why are you replacing that intake?
>
> My completely gone through (fairly radical cam, don't have the cam specs
> on hand) '71 351CJ Cleveland still runs a factory (well mine is one of
> the ultra rare aluminum versions, same runner design though) dual plane
> intake manifold, with a Holly 850 double pumper. I also swapped the open
> chamber 4-V CJ heads out for a set of closed chamber (quench) heads
>
> If you do some research I think you will find that the factory Cleveland
> 4-V cast iron dual plane intake manifold will offer such comparable
> performance to any of the available after market dual plane intake
> manifolds from stock to fairly radical camshafts with stock 4-V head
> setups as to make replacing it a near ZERO gain proposition.
>
> I would suggest you apply that intake manifold money toward a new
> electronic ignition. The noticeable benefit will be huge.
>
> Good Luck

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Old 03-26-2005, 01:01   #6 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: Recommend an Intake for 351C?

Edelbrock what? Single plane, dual plane, airgap???

Someone asks what flavour you like and you answer "KoolAid".....

BTW... I beat my wife today..... yep, I was out of bed at least an hour
before she was... I guess that means I beat her real bad. But, after that,
she beat me mercilessly.... yep, the last can of Pepsi... and she gloated
over the fact...

Manifold selection goes a long way beyond brand loyalties or whether you
like the look of their logo. Intakes, carbs, headers and so on are only part
of the package.... we need to decide what we expect and design for that
result.
<mindy5734@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bi9941lus7enjkrsojapb3flkuqfmbk5mv@4ax.com...
> On 25 Mar 2005 05:49:04 -0800, "Joe" <lanser1996@joltmail.net> wrote:
>
> >I have a 1972 Ford Mustang with a 351-C, 4-V, 4-speed manual, Hurst
> >shifter, 3.73 rear end, and an Autolite 4300D 4bbl carb. I'm going to
> >replace the intake manifold and the carb. The car will be mostly
> >street driven, but I want some more low end torque power. It will mate
> >with a new 750 cfm carb. Any recommendations on what intake manifold
> >to use?

> i like the eidlebrock
>
> hurc ast



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