Originally Posted by swatson454
To be honest, I don't see a single thing about the Offy that's "right". My personal opinion would be the Clifford with a 4-hole tapered spacer
. That will slow the air down and give it some direction before dumping it into the plenum. It would probably help on the Offy too but I don't see how in the world you can keep the fuel from crashing into the floor on the primary plenum.
There are cheaper tapered spacers out there but that is a good pic to illustrate the difference between it and a regular spacer.
One of the issues with running a spacer is clearance between the carb and brake booster, depending on the carb type and booster type/size of course. Found out the hard way.
To be honest, I have heard the same thing about the dual plane, that they are better for low end, and I really cannot make an apples to apples comparison, but I don't think I am suffering from lack of low end torque with the Clifford intake. If I was building a stroker, first choice would be FI, but I would not have any qualms about using a Clifford and good carb.
1986 CJ7, 4.2 w/4.0 head, TFI-HEI hybrid ignition, Clifford manifold w/Holley 390 w/cold air intake, OBA, 4.5" lift, Woody CV shaft and Tattons in front, 4.10 gears - lunchbox in front, Truetrac in the back, twin-sticked, blower upgrade for running topless, trying to keep it simple.
It's just a Jeep, and if you don't wheel it once in a while, it's not even that.