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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTaxi View Post
    My old warmed up 308 gained .15 secs on the 1/4 mile for a best of 12.9 with a torker single. But it was a better street car with the performer dual plane.
    You'd take .15s any day of the week surely? I wouldnt have made it completely undriveable on the street..

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    No it wasn't undriveable by any stretch. Sold the performer and the torker stayed on for many years. Still have it, might use it again. Running a big single plane now and love it, over 2500 revs. Under that the dual wins. I must be getting old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTaxi View Post
    over 2500 revs. Under that the dual wins. I must be getting old.
    I think you are getting old ... I have had single planes on most everything, with a 3500-4000 stall and 3.9 gear in the rear under 2500RPM is over and done with so fast even at small throttle input that it isnt even an issue. I didnt try with 2.75 gear and a stock 1800 stall, but I did with 3.0 gear and 3000 stall.. I had someone say to me once that if my engine didnt work with the stock stall and gear that the engine wasnt good... I laughed

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    try either & see what works best for you!

    on my old 253 which was far from stock i tried a stock edelbrock performer and a ported edelbrock torker.

    N/A the performer was always at least .1 quicker at least

    however running the nitrous the torker was much better

    and a 4800 stall & 4.44s it was well past the low end stuff to worry about
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVL253 View Post
    try either & see what works best for you!

    on my old 253 which was far from stock i tried a stock edelbrock performer and a ported edelbrock torker.

    N/A the performer was always at least .1 quicker at least

    however running the nitrous the torker was much better

    and a 4800 stall & 4.44s it was well past the low end stuff to worry about
    Dont take this comment as arguing with you, but you have results you do not have anything conclusive to say that the single plane itself was the cause... 4800 stall and 4.44, maybe at 5500 and 4.88 results may have differed again..

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    that is true. but on back to back with carb being optimised for both manifolds the dual was quicker.

    the dual required smaller idle jets as well as main jets.

    but on the spray the dual was garbage. same tune went slower. keeping same nitrous jet and tuning the fuel and timing still wouldn't go as quick as same N20 Jet on the single.


    main point was try both and see. maybe with wholesale changes mine may have gone quicker. but as at that point i was donkey stomping it with gas had i have kept on with that 253 wouldve needed less stall & rear gear
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulzig View Post
    I think you are getting old ... I have had single planes on most everything, with a 3500-4000 stall and 3.9 gear in the rear under 2500RPM is over and done with so fast even at small throttle input that it isnt even an issue. I didnt try with 2.75 gear and a stock 1800 stall, but I did with 3.0 gear and 3000 stall.. I had someone say to me once that if my engine didnt work with the stock stall and gear that the engine wasnt good... I laughed
    All well and good. But if you live in a city (which I don't) then in traffic you will spend most of your time under 2500 revs. For that the dual is much nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTaxi View Post
    All well and good. But if you live in a city (which I don't) then in traffic you will spend most of your time under 2500 revs. For that the dual is much nicer.
    I cant tell the difference even at 2500RPM between single and dual... The single plane will spin the wheels at very minimal throttle input, and i've never had driveability issues .. I havent towed a trailer or anything because no tow ball so yeah..

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    With my old early head combo I had a small single plane and it drove fine even at low rpm. For the most part it drove as good as a stocker at low rpm (other than the shaky idle) I also had a modified HQ dual plane (milled divider) on it before the single plane and don’t remember any real difference at low rpm. I think from the seat of the pants you’d only notice a difference with a stock or near stock converter or possibly with a manual trans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTaxi View Post
    All well and good. But if you live in a city (which I don't) then in traffic you will spend most of your time under 2500 revs. For that the dual is much nicer.
    I'm in a town of 180k, and I can (but often don't) commute in the V8 without surpassing 1900rpm.
    For reference: 3.45 rear gear

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    Here's a single plane for ya.
    Edelbrock Super Victor..i think it might be thirsty..

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    .. mine
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    and on the race car, out on the track with my setup (Cam carb zorst etc)
    it whips the arse of the previous Torker and the prior 5955 manifold I ran
    just better response out of corners and more urge up high .....
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    Does it come with that divider or is that your doing? I'd chop that out lol ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazz 77 View Post
    Hi I have just had a 308 built for my hq it has a slightly bigger cam and has the head ports smoothed out besides that it's pretty much stock I had a redline maxitork singleplane sitting around so I gave it to my engine builder to have it fitted instead of the stock manifold he told me it would be better than the stock one is this the case or should I be running the stock duel plane instead
    Try one of those mechanical secondary Quadrajets i'm hearing about, might be a record breaker in cahoots with that manifold

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