Edelbrock Air Gap on a 340

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Edelbrock Air Gap on a 340

Post by swinger1969 on Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:23 am

Hey Folks!  I've got an Edelbrock Air Gap intake I want to put on the 340 in my '69 Swinger. Anyone know of or had any problems with them, mostly as far as clearance goes with the hood? I can't see there being a problem but thought I'd ask around. Apparently they're a good street manifold and with the raised runners the carb and gas stay cooler. Waddythink !?    Thanks!    Larry


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Re: Edelbrock Air Gap on a 340

Post by JGL on Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:40 pm

If you have an Edelbrock and not the cheap Chinese copy that has been circulating for a while, then you should be all right. I have been running an Air Gap since my car was rebuilt and never had a problem. It is a great performance manifold and if you have a carb with an electric choke that would be even better. According to me that's a very good choice.

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Re: Edelbrock Air Gap on a 340

Post by swinger1969 on Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:13 pm

JGL wrote:If you have an Edelbrock and not the cheap Chinese copy that has been circulating for a while, then you should be all right. I have been running an Air Gap since my car was rebuilt and never had a problem. It is a great performance manifold and if you have a carb with an electric choke that would be even better. According to me that's a very good choice.

LOL, so typical, eh!....they can't actually "build" anything "quality" but they can sure as hell copy everyone else! Grrr! My main concern was hood / stock air cleaner top clearance but I don't think that's a problem - from what I can see there's only about 1/2" diference in overall height. Thanks!

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Re: Edelbrock Air Gap on a 340

Post by JGL on Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:46 am

The overall height is a little different (taller) but nothing that should require surgery. I had a Holley carb and had lots of clearance and now run an Edelbrock, which is a little taller, with the Edelbrock(taller) the air cleaner nut would be hitting the hood but I have a scoop with hole in the hood, so that makes room for the nut and the air cleaner itself is about 1/2" lower. Seems to me I had like 1" clearance with the Holley and 1/2" with the Eddie. I do not think clearance is an issue. The 69 swinger hood and the 76 Dart Sport hood are not very different.

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Re: Edelbrock Air Gap on a 340

Post by swinger1969 on Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:16 am

JGL wrote:The overall height is a little different (taller) but nothing that should require surgery. I had a Holley carb and had lots of clearance and now run an Edelbrock, which is a little taller, with the Edelbrock(taller) the air cleaner nut would be hitting the hood but I have a scoop with hole in the hood, so that makes room for the nut and the air cleaner itself is about 1/2" lower. Seems to me I had like 1" clearance with the Holley and 1/2" with the Eddie. I do not think clearance is an issue. The 69  swinger hood and the 76 Dart Sport hood are not very different.

Perfect - thanks for the input ! Larry

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