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racinrich66
Member
posted July 15, 2003 02:01 PM
I recently was running a 1' spacer on my intake and was able to get my aircleaner above the distributor and wires. Motor man told me to pull spacer off and now the air cleaner barley hits the plug wires. Im thinking about spinning up a 2' spacer (between air cleaner and carb) that would get my air cleaner up a little higher. I wonder what effects this would cause.
Anyone?


Mell00
Member
posted July 15, 2003 04:34 PM
If you want to raise your air cleaner up go to your local salvage yard. Some of the Chev. Astro vans and full size vans had a spacer between the carb. and air cleaner. Just so it would clear the dist.


tilley88
Member
posted July 15, 2003 10:24 PM
Look for the 4.3 V-6.


sdhnc29
Member
posted July 15, 2003 10:29 PM
I have to ask the same question as Mell00 . Why are you taking off your 1" carb spacer ?? This is moving in the opposite direction of what every 23deg. intake manifold requires .

Steve

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780


racinrich66
Member
posted July 16, 2003 01:12 PM
Im running the tall victor jr intake and it sits up high now. So we felt like we could get more bottom end power by taking the spacer off. Am I thinking correct with this?


sdhnc29
Member
posted July 16, 2003 02:21 PM
Even the tall Victor Jr needs a 1" spacer to correct the distribution problems that they have . They made an attempt to correct this problem by adding 1" to the plenum area , but they needed to add 2" to cure the problem . I would still use your 1" spacer .

Steve

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780


Mell00
Member
posted July 17, 2003 10:53 AM
The longer the effective intake runner length is (distance from butterfly's to the valve)the better torque it will produce. And besides , I have never seen it go the other way , ever.


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