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    I am looking into tunnell ram intakes for my BBC! I have ret.ports heads on a 496 and my plans are to build a 555 this winter! I will be installing a fogger system also! I do run MSD with a small cap dizzy. About a 6500 -6700 RPM What do you guys think is best intake to use? WT


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    A Dart is a good platform to start with for a cast intake. You can find some pretty good deals on used intakes also Colby.
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    WT everybody I have talked with and done some research on the Eddy Victor Ram is where its at .. With alittle work done to it, it's will perform real well .. Thats what im gonna run anyways


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    Our contraption is on a Victor Ram 2

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    Edelbrock Victor isn't a bad choice. We ran one on a 588. We were pretty sure it was too small and restricting it above 7000 RPM. Unfortunately, we never got a chance to dyno the motor with a Dart TR.
    We also had pretty good luck with the Holley Dominator TR on a 509 w/dual 1050's. That said, the general consensus seems to be a Dart is a about the best choice for a cast TR on a conventional head motor. Keep hearing good things about the Sniper Hitman TR, but not sure it's made for a conventional head. Maybe someone else got the skinny on it.
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    Well sheet metal is not in this budget unless someone has a nice one CHEAP!
    You know with all the works and all! Im just saying! LOL! I found some Darts for tall deck and a bunch of Offe not to many Eldes! Thanks for the info.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    Well sheet metal is not in this budget unless someone has a nice one CHEAP!
    You know with all the works and all! Im just saying! LOL! I found some Darts for tall deck and a bunch of Offe not to many Eldes! Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    Our contraption is on a Victor Ram 2

    Kinda neat setup there!..

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    The Dart was designed basically as an affordable "sheet metal" style intake, cast, of course. When it was designed, I don't think the Victor Ram was out yet, and nothing else (cast TR) had the V plenum design like found on most sheet metal TR's. The Dart is a large runner intake and a bit big for smaller, lower rpm engines especially under ~540ci. The Edelbrock works real well in these applications where the dart is more for BIG engines or smaller engines turning lots of RPM.
    I'd go with the the Edelbrock on your deal.

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    The Holley Pro Dominator had a V bottom plenum before either of them. This is a pretty decent piece if you can find one. And you don't have to buy adaptors to turn your double pumpers side ways








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    The Edelbrock Victor Ram with a couple Holley 750s is the only tunnel ram I've run but I've been happier with it than I was my single plane but I'm only 467cid turning about 7300rpm most of the time.
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