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    Default anyone recognize this intake?

    sorry for cell phone pic, posting this for a friend and will get better pics and more info later. Have not seen an intake like this one yet
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    it is in a 90' placecraft that was laid up by canyon from what we were told, if that helps

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    sorry for cell phone pic, posting this for a friend and will get better pics and more info later. Have not seen an intake like this one yet
    That is a Alpha marine low profile intake. We used quite a few at Eliminator. Found out later it was not as good as some of the other low profile intakes so we stopped using it. Good up to around 120 mph and then has some loading issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdub View Post
    it is in a 90' placecraft that was laid up by canyon from what we were told, if that helps
    Alpha 5°, I believe Greg Shoemaker told me they were designed with a wide flange to bridge the entire pod on a daytona, maybe he can chime in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    That is a Alpha marine low profile intake. We used quite a few at Eliminator. Found out later it was not as good as some of the other low profile intakes so we stopped using it. Good up to around 120 mph and then has some loading issues.
    Guess i was too slow,

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    thanks greg and josh, that is the one. does this deal use a standard loader pad or ? At this stage in the project it would be the time to change it. what is the trick set up for placecraft, MPD?

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    thanks greg and josh, that is the one. does this deal use a standard loader pad or ? At this stage in the project it would be the time to change it. what is the trick set up for placecraft, MPD?
    How much power in the Placecraft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdub View Post
    thanks greg and josh, that is the one. does this deal use a standard loader pad or ? At this stage in the project it would be the time to change it. what is the trick set up for placecraft, MPD?
    The same loader will point higher in the alpha compared to installing it in a Berk intake. Plus it puts the ramps quite a bit closer to the impeller. We had to bring the ramps down and trim them back on the loader we installed in our mach 1, which had one of these intakes also.

    Here are some pictures i took a few years ago. I believe the relation of the pad to suction flange is about +2 degrees higher on the alpha.

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    540" with around 13:1 and n2o, dart 345 heads. Not sure on exact power, no dyno #'s yet

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    I can see where a berk style loader would not work well. The loader pad is way closer to the suction flange

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    same intake i ran in the swtd for 15 years, that is still in it. never had a loading issue but the fastest it ever went was 112. of course, the bottom had something to do with that too.
    i've run the same loaders in my pc with mpd lopro that i've run in the sw with the alpha lopro. they fit and align just fine. but the mpd lopro loads the pump a lot differently than the alpha did.

    with the alpha, the sw responded really well to hardware changes. if i wanted 5 or 10psi more or less suction pressure, i could make a change and put it right where i wanted. the boat wouldn't go nuts loose or tight with a minor change either. it did take some years testing to know what it liked. if i were still running that boat, i wouldn't even give it (intake) a second thought if i wanted to put more power to it and go faster.

    my pc uses the same engine/pump that i ran in the sw. but the intake is mpd lopro and it loads the pump... (trying to figure out the right word).. better than the alpha did. there are a number of reasons i would say that. imo, there's nothing better than an mpd lo pro. but if i had a boat with an alpha in it (like i do) i wouldn't hesitate to use it. there are other intakes out there i wouldn't really want to mess with, but that's just me...

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    Thanks Bob, that sounds good for what he is wanting to do for now

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