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Offenhauser vs. Edelbrock intakes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I have an Big Block Offenhauser polished aluminum intake... appears to be a single plane.

    Compare this to say a big block Edelbrock Performer intake... which would you prefer?

    and compared to and Edelbrock Performer RPM?

    (I'm thinking the single plane Offenhauser will be more RPM happy and belong on something lighter weight, instead of a big 'ole heavy 4x4)
     
  2. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

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    Single plane= higher rpm, dual plane=low end torque: RPM manifold splits the difference
     
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    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    Can't go wrong with an Ede Perf RPM....
     
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    surpip 1 ton status

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    i like Offy. Old school cool /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  6. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Sportsman 2 by World Products [​IMG]

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    I like. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    But I always have to make due with what I end up with.

    I have the Offenhauser single plane I kept off a 396 out of a truck I'm putting a 350 in, an Edelbrock Performer that I've had for a while, a Weiand off a 454 I blew up, and may be getting a Performer RPM if I buy this other truck.

    I'm thinking the regular Performer would be best for the 454 in my plow truck.

    The RPM in my Blue and white GMC with 39.5" Boggers.

    The Weiand on the Big Crew cab's .060 over 454 on 44's.

    and the Offenhauser on a 427 I might throw together (396 crank and 454 block) for the race rig on 36's.

    Or would anyone organize intakes to rigs differently?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Sounds perfect. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    now build motors accordingly.
     

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