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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 466
posted February 15, 2005 06:14 PM  
Which would work better. A Performer or a Torker 2. It's on a SBC. 1/2 Mile dirt track with long straights and tight corners. Will be turning around 6800. Thanks

[This message has been edited by BIGDADDYBOZ (edited February 15, 2005).]

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Total posts: 578
posted February 15, 2005 07:25 PM  
it depends on what you want. your toker being single plane will help your top end. the performer will help your bottom end. we have found on the dyno that the single planes (weiand) work much better with an open 2bbl rule.


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 143
posted February 15, 2005 08:40 PM  
If you can run a single plane forget the torker! Everyone I know that has run one hates them. I'd use a victor jr. They still give good throttle response and pull up into the upper rpm range. If you use a dual plane use the performer rpm. The regular performer is basically a stock replacement. The Rpm is a high rise intake and works better for racing. I would notch the divider down just a bit to help with the upper rpm.

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posted February 15, 2005 09:08 PM  
If you're stuck with rules like me that limit you to the 2101 or 5001 (Performer or Torker II), it comes down to if you can run a spacer. I've discussed this with quite a few people in the last 6 months or so and the consensus is the Torker II (even though it's an archaic design) with a 1" spacer would be the better way to go. It's runners a marginally smaller, like 1/32", but the single plane design gives it more plenum volume. With a 1" spacer the air has time to make the turn into the runners and not slam straight into the bottom of the plenum.

Without a spacer, get one of the 5/16" thick gaskets and run the Performer. Mine falls over dead around 6500-6700 with the Performer. Turning 6800 won't do much other than make noise and burn the motor up faster. Aim for 6200-6400 max with the Performer.

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