i'm new here , and new to 2bbl stuff too . just typed in a search and came across several good posts by the experts . i was blown away to see one man i always had respect for , joe sherman , posting on here .
i am in michgan , had grown up in so. cal and remember seeing joe's nova at "orange county international raceway " way back in the day . if i recall correctly it was a 74 to 79 type nova with round holes cut into the front for air or lightening . that car was flyin' for the day , everyone talked about sherman in the inland empire where i lived . i used to drag race for many years and remember lots of cars powered by joe's engines at terminal island's brotherhood raceway in around 1995-6? i moved back to michigan in 1997 , and played a little with the drag stuff here but hated waiting half a day for 1 pass to sit in the sun for hours again for another .
my bro had always wanted to do a dirt track car and we grew up out west watching them at ascot park , and corona raceway , even perris speedway (the old motorcyle track ! )
we started a couple years ago in the dirt car , didn't have a clue what to do , had enough power but couldn't drive it right since we had the set up all wrong . since then i've learned the basics , and had the car fairly competitive and the rules changed moving us up into the next class (didn't want to build another car to move down with the rougher drivers ) and requiring a gauge legal 4412 carb . we can run any alum or cast intake , any cast iron heads , cast iron block , no roller cams , stick or auto , any rear gears , floater rears allowed . 3200 lbs min.
sorry for the long babbling intro :
my question is regarding the 4412 stuff , i have the victor jr. tall 2bbl intake , and a stock 4412 carb , 1-3/4" primary shoenfeld headers , shoenfeld shorty 3-1/2" mufflers. the engine for now is a 350+ .040 , 13.5 to 1 claimer pistons , sir rods , stock steel crank , box stock 200 cc dart iron eagles , 2bbl isky cam #201534 (reccomended by a local machine shop ) , 1.5 comp roller rockers , we are now going powerglide (direct drive ) no phoney converter , just a coupler to reduce weight and inertia . we run hoosier e-mod tires and a 6.50 rear gear . the car hopefully weighs around 3300 lbs now with the last diet we gave it . engine isn't ready so not scaled yet .
does the 2bbl victor intake work better than a 4 bbl version with a nice adapter ? we can run a 1" spacer max
i have a set of 230cc iron eagles for our old 4bbl engine , are they too big for a 2bbl , even on a 406 ?
i have a world products motown 4500 series intake from that engine , could it be used with an adapter ? anyone tried the 4500 intakes with adapters ?
i had my 1050 dominator from my drag car on the old 406 for one night the prior season before the rule changes and it worked great !
i was sick to hear the 2bbl rule , all it did was cost us all a bunch of money for more compression and trying to lighten everyhting even more than before .
anyone try a 2bbl on a torklink intake ?
so i also know lots of the competitors are buying big$ carbs that are supposed to be gauge legal . i cant spend a ton but would like to know who's legal 2bbl makes the best power and what do they cost ?
sorry again for such a long post , just looking to pick your brains ! ted evans , ravenna , mi.
you can see some of my drag car stuff on youtube and a ton of dirt movies i filmed , along with our own car movie , the hella 57 chevy my name there is madcowl also . thanks