All Big Six Fabbing intake on efi lower.

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Evan76

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Look for advice feed back your crazy kinda stuff.

Am I on track?
Carb or sniper will sit Level im unsure how high to put the carb mounting surface.
Was thinking 2" but that seems high. Now thinking to put it at 1"
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Also wondering about hood clearance. Rig is a 76 f150


But 1" seems to be pretty close to runner mouths



I have no idea about intake volumes and stuff. This intake is crude plate welded together forming a funky shaped box.
Cant be worse than the 1barrel and intake right?

Head is currently getting 1.94 1.60 valves and porting, cam 252h .030 pistons, its not a high compression motor. Heads getting surfaced is all.

Looking to make about 300hp by 3000rpm šŸ¤Ŗ ok maybe not but im wanting decent low end probly wont run the rpm passed 3000.

Thanks for any advice comments or your crazy kinda stuff.

Thank you
 

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Evan76

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Haha I was joking about 300 at 3000 I doubt any 300s make 300 at that low of rpm.

Maybe 100- 175 at that rpm.

Driveability at low rpm 1500 to 2000 is what im after
 

Sevensecondsuv

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I made something similar. Mine is 4" wide and a little taller than you're planning I think. Mine is designed to use the plenum elbow and throttle body off of a 2v 5.4L F150 from the late 90s. Hasn't run with it yet though - still building the rest of the engine.IMG_20210913_100607382.jpg
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The total plenum volume should not be more than about .75 to 1 times the cubic inch of the engine for a stock-ish build. On a pretty healthy engine build, you can push the plenum volume a bit further, and it's common for forced induction plenum to be 1.5 times the cubic inch and beyond. For wanting lower RPM benefits, I would stay below 1 times the cubic inch to maintain good airspeed and throttle response.
 

hodaka100

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If you go the carb route, I think two carbs with a divider plate in the plenum would give better fuel distribution, especially with firing pulses being even on the front and back three cylinders. I have read that a connecting hole in the plate is benificial and the diameter of the hole can be tested for what works best for the engine's use. Carb or sniper I wouldn't smooth the transition from the plenum to ports anymore than the picture to "reatomize" any liquid fuel in the plenum instead of it sticking to the port walls.
 

Evan76

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Thinking ill order something to bolt on before I finish.20211125_220239.jpg
The Plenum is 175ci

Im looking at holley truck avenger 470 or sniper 2300.

I might go sniper since I didnt put money into the intake. Just time.

Thanks for the advice. Helped out alot.
 

Evan76

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Whats the best way to face carb.
I think like this 20211126_194239.jpg

Like this is easier to hook up throttle
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Carb is a 1.21 venturi 2100 I think will work. I actually have to both 1.21
 

Evan76

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I dunno that would be 700cfm
I think a single 350cfm two barrel might be alittle big for low rpm
 

Evan76

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Im not running enough cam to make use of the fuel , comp 252 cam.

Im shooting for 1500-2500rpm Grunt

Those guys are pushing 5000rpm more of a hot rod type set up that isnt ideal for slow speeds.

Ill probly be going to the holley 2300 sniper at some point.

I did wonder about bolting a handfull of single barrel carbs on it.
 

Dipstik86

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You will gain the benefit of better fuel distribution with twin carbs, all u have to do is use the smaller 2100s. Guys run 600cfm carbs onotherwise stock 300s and they run fine. My stock 300 had a large 2100 on it when I got it and I swapped to a 390 holley 4bbl, there was a noticeable increase in power everywhere in the powerband as well as an increase in fuel economy. I think if anything a small 390-450cfm 4bbl would give you better low end performance
 

Dipstik86

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Frenchtown said he used a Clifford 2x4 intake with twin 2100s on a streetrod he built and it ran amazing and pulled down low no problem
 
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