Anyone running an Edelbrock intake manifold with a stock style plenum?
I'm wondering if anyone is running an Eddy with a stock type plenum. I only want to do an Edelbrock manifold due to some minor seepage at the crossover of my stock PI. Being the owner of two '01 GTs with the plastic coolant crossovers, I knew this day would come. I'm not buying a used PI intake, not paying $200 for a new one. I'll simply spend the $300 on the Edelbrock, pick up an adapter to run my stock plenum and TB. I consider the additional cost of fuel rails to be a worthwhile cosmetic upgrade, also.
It's a shame this didn't happen a year or so from now. I'd be a lot closer to dropping in a 4 valve. The irony of having a mint Mach 1 intake setup sitting in my house, and then dumping money into a new 2V intake.
Now, I'm wondering how insane the torque losses will be down low. This will be on my T56 car with 3.73s. My 1st gear runs out a good 5 MPH faster than a TR-3650/3.27 car, so it's never been crazy in 1st. Don't want to lose all that much torque down low with that in mind. Any numbers, preferably a dyno sheet, of a relatively stock 2V with an Eddy and a stock type plenum would be greatly appreciated. I'll be going through with this regardless, just want to see what I'm in for.
Also, another big question. What's everyone doing for a fuel rail pressure sensor? I see MMR sells a complete fuel rail setup with the rails, fittings, lines, and the adapters to connect to the factory lines and FRPS. Seems like the most well put together package, but it's pricey at $359. Manifold and rails would go on my other GT eventually, that'll be a 2V/turbo/automatic setup. So, the high initial investment over just replacing the PI intake doesn't bother me too much.
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