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mopar2ya
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted July 27, 2005 09:32 PM  
My rookie season in MODIFIED class, started of with a bang...350 ate a piston first time out, I just purchased a 414 from a builder and now need advice on a good intake for it. The 350 has a Weiand 7546, is this a decent intake or is there a better one out there? (Victor Jr)?... Also need advice on a decent pressure plate and clutch set up. The one I pulled off the 350 looks to be burnt and scared up, not sure why. I just purchased the car and trying to learn as much as I can. Great site, thanks in advance for any advice.

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Camaro_Dude_1991
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted July 27, 2005 10:01 PM  
I use one of those intakes for my 350 with alky. Works great for tight corners where you need a lot off the bottom end. If you run alky use the divider plate. It will help distribute the fule to all cylinders in the corners and gives you better throttle response. I don't know if this intake will be enough for the big engine. You would be better off with a vic jr. or something like it.

chickenlittle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted July 28, 2005 10:36 AM  
Oh forgot. On the clutch you would want a 3 disk 7.25" clutch like a tilton or quarter master. These are good clutches and can handle the higher torque. You want to push your car on the trailer if you can to prevent slipping. Otherwise you will burn up the disks.

mopar2ya
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted July 28, 2005 08:30 PM  
Thanks for the info, running gas this year, may convert to alky later. This car had a 12" single plate clutch on it when I bought it, evedently not enough. I have been looking at the Brinn or Bert trannies...may be cheaper to just pickup one of those and shell the clutch setup all together.

5tbone
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted July 29, 2005 06:19 AM  
the Brinn/bert is a great idea BUT the internal clutch is even worse than a three disk clutch you need to to do the same as far as push or winch the car on the trailer. Plus I changed my oil in the thing every weekend.
Also this is my 3rd year in a mod and Camaro_Dude_1991 is right I had to slow down to win. I had the fastest car on the straights go flying into the turn but I would go in to hard and upset the car trying to set it. So i backed off just a hair and played w/ my J-bar and won some races. He is also right on the big motor I started w/ a 40 over 350 w/Double humps and was competitive I took the same motor put all steel bottom good pistons and new set of pro heads, Vic Jr intake and ran against 383's 406's and had all kinds of success a big motor is not the key to the fast door.

Have fun

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mopar2ya
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted July 29, 2005 09:06 PM  
Thanks for the help. I agree, go slow to get faster. Although I am new to driving a modified, I have been around it for awhile helping friends...still have a ton to learn. I have been in the drag racing bussiness for years, I just was ready for a change. Bought the car from a gentlmen getting out of the bussiness, got a decent deal on the car from what I am told. The nearest drag strip was over an hour away while I have 2 dirt tracks within 30 minutes and 5 within and hour to an hour and a half. I was planning on just rebuilding my 350, however, speaking with a local builder, he hooked me up with a fellow who he had just built an engine for last season. The guy got sick (cancer I think) and sold all his equipment. The motor he had was the 414, just a few runs on it...4340 3.8" crank, H beam rods, wiseco pistons 12.5.1, total seal rings, true roller 3 pc with turrington, clevite bearings, roller rockers, Heads with awesome port work ect, ect, ect...I picked it up for a great price....less than I anticipated to put back into my 350. So, I guess I will need to learn to drive it. The chassis is an older chassis which I think is a little heavy. I am hoping the motor will compensate for the weight. If I enjoy the dirt, I plan on buying a newer mod next year. If the 414 is just too much, I'll rebuild the 350 and put back in there....thanks for the advice on the brinn and falcon.

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