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This is just a thought. With the way the Ford tunnel wedge intake works on an FE engine I was wondering why nobody has designed and built a tunnel wedge intake for the 385 series engine. It is very nostalgic looking and works real good for the serious FE guys. Like 8 and 9 second cars.
 

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I would say that most likely it's because such an intake would have rather short runners. This would make it work well for high rpm but in most applications it would probably be out of tune at any reasonable engine speed with the larger engine.
 

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I've wondered about this design for the past few years. I'd like to see one and see what would happen.

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It's all about the MONEY ... how much it will take to get it made and ready to sell in the marketplace.
You gotta remember ... it's not about whether it works or not; it's about whether you can SELL enough of 'em.
No one wants to gamble their $50,000.00 or more to find out it doesn't sell.

I have another prototype manifold for the Big Block Ford engineered and ready to make ... and have been down that road.
 

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I'm sure that's a BIG part of the total picture, weather or not you can sell enough copies to make the development work and tooling costs even break even.
 

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I'm sure that's a BIG part of the total picture, weather or not you can sell enough copies to make the development work and tooling costs even break even.
Some years back at SEMA I had that conversation with two guys from TFS when I told them I thought they should build a T/R designed for a 400" Windsor with good heads 320 CFM's and a power range of 7,000 but build it with room to port for guys who want to build a bigger engine or rev it higher.

They said we don't see a market for that, not sure we'd sell many of them. I told them " you'll sell a lot more of those than that $ 600 A-460 T/R you guy have on the market. There are a lot more people building stroker Windsors than 540+ inch big blocks"

They still haven't firgured that out.

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Hmmm

maybe I will have to buy a tig welder this winter and build my own. Who's got the best price on a decent tig welder for home use? I made everything else on the darn car.:)
 

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maybe I will have to buy a tig welder this winter and build my own. Who's got the best price on a decent tig welder for home use? I made everything else on the darn car.:)
That's the REAL spirit of "hot rodding" ... Make it, don't just buy it.
 
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