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xhubby
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 376
posted February 19, 2005 07:12 AM  
Here's the situation. We run a limited modified class. In past years, we HAD to run either a Torker 2, or a Performer intake(stock, out of the box),with a 4412 unaltered carb, 360cid max, no compression limit, any steel head. We run on a 3/8 semi banked track that is usually dry by feature time. This year they opened up the intake rule to ANY intake,(porting & polishing is allowable), claiming it would make it easier for the low budget A-mod guys to drop down to limited mod class without having to buy a diff. intake. Their claim is that "you can only get so much out of a 4412 carb", & opening up the intake rule will not give anybody with a victor JR, etc. any advantage.I'm not much of an engine guy, so my question is this. Is what they're claiming true, or should we look into getting a different intake, or at least do some port work on our Torker2?
Our engine combo: 6" rod 355cid 12.5-1 comp., flat top, 50cc pro action heads, 4412 carb rebuilt by Kenetic Performance ,Torker2 on a 1" phenolic spacer. Turning 6800-7100 RPM. Sorry this is so long, just wanted to provide enough info to help you guys answer my question.
Thanks

rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 209
posted February 19, 2005 08:22 AM  
my opinion is, if your track allows you to maintain good momentum, then you would likely benifit from a "super victor" or similar intake. but, if your track doesn't lend itself to momentum, then you would notice little defference.

Istock66
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posted February 19, 2005 12:17 PM           send a private message to rocket36   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I would run a victor jr with your one inch phenolic spacer. That intake is leaps and bounds better than the tq2.

There are generic ones on ebay, racers auction and I recently saw a couple used ones for 90 bucks on dirtdrivers.com

a weind team g would be another good choice again with your spacer on it..

Finding a used one for under 100 should be easy!!

stockcar5
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posted February 19, 2005 07:10 PM  
a much better intake if you can find one used would be the super victor. made alot more power on the dyno than the victor jr even with 3" of spacers on it. this was with a 4bbl but i'm sure you'll see some gains with the 2bbl.

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crc1124
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 143
posted February 20, 2005 08:20 PM  
The generic intakes are the Power Plus Hurricane. I've heard from a few people that these are GREAT! They keep up with the super victor for 1/3 the price. That gives you more money to have them ported. Remember, sometimes only 1/10th of a second increase could be the difference in 1st or 2nd. Besides, the guy who runs our local speedshop says the torquers are junk. He won't even sell them. He says that the runners are to flat even with a spacer. The fuel hits the bottom of the plenum before having to curve into the runners. You'd be better off to run the performer air gap.

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