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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old 04-15-2011, 06:12 PM
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The Blue Thunder dual quad is a replica of a Buddy Bar casting done for the Ford TA program, one of which I had on a 429 in a 69 Mach1. That intake worked very well without a doubt. I had a pair of modified 1850 600vac sec. carbs on it and it had no problem turning 7000 and pulled very hard throughout the rpm range. Awsome intake when matched with the right cam.

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How does the new tfs intake stack up here?
The new TFS Street Mafia intake for the 4500 Dommy carbs, is hands down the best single plane intake manifold out there. It's worth 15-20 Hp over a fully ported Victor on the 850 to 950 Hp race engines.

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Hey Chuck, did Offy ever make a Dual Port for the 385 series motor?
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Talking intake pecking order

hey you totally forgot about the offy tunnel ram. it came already cj port sized and beat the weiland in cfm flow and horsepower. ill try and find the link for ya. and you also need to look at old motorsport a-460 intake that is shorter then the tfs one. it makes alot more torque and is good for the guys running under 500 cubes. we got a 470 cube motor that made 17ftlbs more torque with shorter intake and was still within 3 horse at 8500 rpm. just cuz its old school doesnt mean its bad school.
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I don't know where you got your information on the old Offy tunnel ram intake, however I believe you are mistaken. You said you would try to find the thread, so please do.

In the actual flow testing comparison that Paul Kane and I did several years ago, between the Weiand tunnel ram and the Offy tunnel ram, the Weiand flowed more cfm and was the winner IMO.

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The new TFS Street Mafia intake for the 4500 Dommy carbs, is hands down the best single plane intake manifold out there. It's worth 15-20 Hp over a fully ported Victor on the 850 to 950 Hp race engines.

I love mine..
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hi yall ,
im having a heck of a time finding info for the stock iron DOVE 4 barrel manifolds good bad indifferent ? i have set of d3ve heads with stock DOVE manifolds wondering if its worth the effort to keep and make a good sleeper from ..

Is it any better than the standard stock 460 cast manifolds ? they look cleaner with better runners and still lower profile for those engine swap guys ..

like us who shoe horn one into a yota lol ..
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So were do the offenhouser 360 turbo tunnel ram stand in this list! Thats what I have on my car, and whats the rpm on the 360 turbo tunnel ram! Would a victor jr with a big shot plate be better than my t_ram! Thanks guys!
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how about the TFS track heat for the 4150 carb
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So how does the original Torker rate? (The one that came out in the 70's or maybe early 80's)

Doh! On looking back I see it has been mentioned!

So if I ever got rich enough what would be a better manifold - I do pretty much street driving, freeway cruising and rarely do a 1/4 mmile these days.

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Cool Weiand Tunnelram

Hi all, im running a Weiand 1993 tunnel ram, twin 450cfm Holleys, mild Isky cam with an ICE ignition in my 32 roadster and has bucket loads of torque. I mainly fitted the tunnel ram because they look tough on a hotrod but didnt notice any dip in low down torque if anything more drivability, I definetly recommend them . Cheers Wayno
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How does the Blue Thunder duel plane single carb fit into this mix???? I didn't see any mention of it. On a slightly different note. What size bore head gasket should be used on a 4.390 bore block? Is 4.40 too close to the chamber? Thanks for all the help over the years. Roger
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How does the Blue Thunder duel plane single carb fit into this mix???? I didn't see any mention of it. It is also an exact copy of the Buddy Barr manifold from the 70's. I know because I have both. On a slightly different note. What size bore head gasket should be used on a 4.390 bore block? Is 4.40 too close to the chamber? Thanks for all the help over the years. Roger
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How does the Blue Thunder duel plane single carb fit into this mix???? I didn't see any mention of it. It is also an exact copy of the Buddy Barr manifold from the 70's. I know because I have both. On a slightly different note. What size bore head gasket should be used on a 4.390 bore block? Is 4.40 too close to the chamber? Thanks for all the help over the years. Roger
Wrong place to post this question btw..... I've always done .030 over the bore..aka as 4.420 in your case..
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I apoligize for sticking the head gasket question in with my other question. I haven't posted many things on here, and didn't mean to be out of place. Thank you for your answer. I'm still wondering about the Blue Thunder duel plane single carb manifold. I'm building a 545" stroker w/Blue Thunder heads. Dove A block, 4 bolt mains, and I have the Blue Thunder manifold. It will be mostly a street engine in my 1970 Torino Cobra. Of course it will see a dragstrip, if we have any left in Az., on rare occasions. I'm shooting for bottom end and streetability rather than top HP #'s. Thanks to any and all who would know about my manifold.
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