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    Default Tarantula Intake Manifold?

    Anybody ever run one on a boat? Do they work for shit?
    Here's a pic of one.

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    Don't know about a boat, but we used to love those things on our bracket cars.
    That and the "Scorpion". If I recall, one had an "air gap" deal cast in the front?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Don't know about a boat, but we used to love those things on our bracket cars.
    That and the "Scorpion". If I recall, one had an "air gap" deal cast in the front?
    What was it you liked about it? From what I gather it's a good high RPM intake (3000+)
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    I run one with a 2 inch spacer and a modified 850. Keeps up with most of the tunnel ram boats and uses a lot less gas. I like it so good I have a spare on the shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GasGuzzler View Post
    I run one with a 2 inch spacer and a modified 850. Keeps up with most of the tunnel ram boats and uses a lot less gas. I like it so good I have a spare on the shelf.

    So would you say it would outperform my single TR with a worked 950?
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    I ran one for a season. It made decent power, but the plugs never all read the same. Short runners long runners this intake is kinda funky like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    What was it you liked about it? From what I gather it's a good high RPM intake (3000+)
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    So would you say it would outperform my single TR with a worked 950?
    Yes, they worked well on my buddies 4 speed chevy 2. Shifting around 6500-6800 RPM.
    I ran one with a Turbo 350, 3000 stall, shifting at 6500, through the lights at 7200. So high RPM on a car, Yes.
    I agree that plug readings would not be perfectly consistent, but would run one any day over a single carb TR. Single TR's are pretty much impossible to get even distribution. IMO.
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    A buddy of mine was running one of those. Not sure how well it really worked for him on his 454 H.O. because he kept having engine problems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    So would you say it would outperform my single TR with a worked 950?
    I Guarantee it will out perform the single tunnel ram! Plugs will run better and have better response. The purpose of the carb sitting at a angle is to even the runners out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    Anybody ever run one on a boat? Do they work for shit?
    Here's a pic of one.

    Ran one for several years on a 496 in my old jet boat, focker worked great. Put a adapt a flange on it ( for Dom carb ) then 4" of carb spacer with a 1050 on top of that. Turned a A impeller 6300 rpm with no problems.
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    If you have a typical Mr Gasket type dual feed line , it might hit your valve cover also . Mine did . Have a spacer handy just in case .

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    I ran one of those on my street car in the late 70s. I had a 850 center squirter on it. It ran great. I used to spin the BBC up to 7200 rpm without a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcraft80 View Post
    I ran one of those on my street car in the late 70s. I had a 850 center squirter on it. It ran great. I used to spin the BBC up to 7200 rpm without a problem.

    Thats exactly what I ran! 850 center squirter, 7200 in the lights, 5.13:1 gears in a 10 bolt with C-clip eliminator, TH350, 71' Nova. 29.5 in. drag 500's.
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    I had a full body 66 chevelle. 7200 was at the time I shifted to 2nd gear. I had 3:93 gears. 11:20s in the quarter.

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