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air breather for 427-carburetor?


Dawg

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guess while i'm at it might as well get this off my brain, too! fixin' to run a 427 -carb with around 700 hp at the crank. i'm worried about sucking hot air from around the motor. i've got a tiger-racing vented hood. the easy solution would be a k@n on top of the carb. but once again don't want to pull too hot of air into the motor?

ran a 4.6 sean hyland with a keene-bell with 561hp to the rear and of course the first thing that kb says is to not pull air from around the motor and i didn't catch it until after something happened and the people who did the work didn't of course! probably didn't last a 1000 track miles. broke a piston and scrubbed the block and did a little to the crank.

my point is that i've got way too much mulla invested in this puppy to make the same mistake.

i probably just answered my own question. would appreciate the input (products avaliable) if possible. Thanks!

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I do not know if you can use this method or not but are you aware of the way they bring air into the mustangs by cutting two elongated holes in the firewall that allows air in from the cowling area between the windshield and the firewall? It's the same induction method now used on all Nascar rides. It gets you clean fresh air. The 427 side oiler in my Shelby runs strong all day long and heat has never been a problem.

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that's what the guys that are doing the work were talking of doing. i want to stay legel for AIX if i'm able to stay with it that long. by the way this car is a mustang. i'm just looking at a time issue for road atlanta. want to do what is right but also want to make it this march. after a crash and then to find out the motor is blown its been about 5 months. i'm jonsing just a little!

sounds like what you stated will be my goal. thanks for your help!

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Are you familier with the holes I'm talking about and if so how can we find out if it's legal in AIX or not? I would be interested. I have seen them on vintage Shelbys and mustangs.

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I'm not familiar with the holes but I would wait for a ruling before you do any cutting to the firewall or wiper bucket. There was an issue with the '05s when they first came on the scene where fabricators had cut out the wiper buckets (illegal) and they had to replace them or run SU since it's not legal for AI/AIX.

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I'm not familiar with the holes but I would wait for a ruling before you do any cutting to the firewall or wiper bucket. There was an issue with the '05s when they first came on the scene where fabricators had cut out the wiper buckets (illegal) and they had to replace them or run SU since it's not legal for AI/AIX.

 

sounds familiar. appreciate the heads up! hate to do things twice!

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