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Offline lesterwa58

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Hood/Carb clearance and go fast
« on: April 15, 2013, 07:19:00 PM »
I am installing a Motorcraft/Ford 2 barrel carburator on an Offenhauser intake manifold in my 1980 Pinto with a 2300 engine, will I have a problem with hood clearance, and if so what can I do to allow the hood close normally?  If I need to modify the hood, where/who might I go to for another hood?  Without going into the engine, other than the top part, what can I do further to give me more go power?  I have the Offenhauser intake manifold and carb, an exhaust header and a roller cam with a competition grind?  Please respond to me via my e-mail address, which is: lesterwa58@yahoo.com

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Re: Hood/Carb clearance and go fast
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 10:11:44 PM »
I'm curious about this too.  I have an offenhauser dual port intake with a fuel injection set up from FAST.  I'm hoping it all fits underneath the hood.  Planning on having the heads done at BoPort racing and a roller cam as well. 

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Re: Hood/Carb clearance and go fast
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013, 01:12:52 AM »
Yes, the post is old, but I'd be curious to know how much trouble came of using the Motorcraft 2 bbl., if it is a 2100 or 2150. Should have some fits there with too rich due to power valve issues, depending on which carb used.

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Re: Hood/Carb clearance and go fast
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 11:18:46 PM »
i have run an offy intake with a 390 holly 4 barrel and a mr gasket air filter for a year no problem.
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Re: Hood/Carb clearance and go fast
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 11:57:26 PM »
There is a low profile air cleaner with a drop down base that might work.

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Re: Hood/Carb clearance and go fast
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 09:35:34 AM »
The triangle shape air cleaner with all the holes in the top, that Edelbrock sells will clear ever thing just fine. Cheap too.
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