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6750H0
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posted 05-03-2006 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 6750H0        Reply w/Quote
I have a 289 torker intake manifold and i would like to find specs on power band rpm,carburator cfm,applications etc. would also like to know what intake to use on a 91 5.0 HO (650 cfm carb,stock heads,roller cam.long tubes headers not stock).HELP PLEASE...

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I have it on my 91 5.0l HO Engine. Engine is stock but headers,intake man.and carb.
Engine was EFI.I have been driving the car
a bit (67 stang coupe) and it doesent feel like im getting the h/p I should be.

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6750H0
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posted 05-03-2006 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 6750H0        Reply w/Quote
anything about this intake could be helpful to me guys,so please help(:

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-03-2006 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
They pretty much stink. Angled plenum was a bad idea for a SBF.
Power band is 2500-6500.
Almost any other aftermarket intake will make better power and torque.

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ericcasas
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posted 05-03-2006 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ericcasas        Reply w/Quote
You aren't going to want to hear this, but the Torker 1 doesn't even make a good boat anchor. The Torquer 2 isn't much more desirable. I would go with a Performer RPM or an RPM Air Gap for a H.O. 5 liter. I had a Torker on my 67 Cougar back in 93 and it pretty much sucked. Sorry about the negative input but you asked for 'any' comments.

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ericcasas
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posted 05-03-2006 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ericcasas        Reply w/Quote
ROFL!! Dammit!! Alex beat me to it...his comment wasn't there when I started. >_< We were both at 5:53...but once again, he beat me through the traps!! >8P

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sprcoop
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posted 05-03-2006 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprcoop        Reply w/Quote
Ok, here is some good news. I had the Torker 289, asked the same question, got the same answers. I was going to use it anyway until I realized it would not work with my custom solid throttle linkage due to the twisted carb flange.

I figured to get a couple bucks out of it on Ebay and buy a new Performer RPM. I got $142.00 out of the Torker!!! I think $70 is probably closer to reality but 2 hours to go and a couple guys must have gotten in a bidding war and didn't see the other 3 going for $70.

As you know it just about paid for my Performer. Put it up and see what happens.

6750H0
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posted 05-03-2006 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 6750H0        Reply w/Quote
Anybody looking for a torker 289 intake manifold? will trad for a good boat ankor.(:

n2oMike
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posted 05-03-2006 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike        Reply w/Quote
It's better than the Torker II. Now THAT is one sucktacular piece of induction!

I've never run one back to back against anything except the Torker II. I liked the original Torker much better. The Weiand Xclerator is a similar design, minus the crooked carb mount... but works pretty well.

If you need to stick with a 'vintage' single plane, go with the old Port-o-Sonic. Do a little plenum work under the carb pad, and it's good to go. It was the best out there before the Victor Jr. came out.

Good Luck!

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mustangboy
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posted 05-04-2006 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy        Reply w/Quote
My brother ran one on a fairly mild 302 in a 78 mustang II and we thought it worked very well.Car ran mid 14s with absolutely no traction and got excellent gas mileage.

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capri man
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posted 05-04-2006 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
in my humble opinion, get away from the single plane intakes alltogether unless you can launch at 2500-3000 rpm and keep it above there. i think for your combo, any dual plane will be better than the torker. i have 2 of these, http://www.cnc-motorsports.com/product.asp?ProdID=8032&CtgID=7755 and have been very satisfied with both of them. (i know, made in china) but a decent piece. just my opinion, i could be wrong. good luck

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rmousir
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posted 05-04-2006 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmousir        Reply w/Quote
I don't know much about the intakes and find this thread very interesting. I have a old school Offenhauer 360 intake. With out stealing this thread, how does it compair to what is out there. I don't even know if it is a single or double plain. Just so much to learn.

Thanks for letting me post the question on your thread.

Thanks.
Richard.

6750H0
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posted 05-04-2006 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 6750H0        Reply w/Quote
Capri man
i went to your site,does that intake fit a 91 5liter 302,(cid)?

mustang boy
i want to run around 11s - 13s. 14s not good enough

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sprcoop
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posted 05-04-2006 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprcoop        Reply w/Quote
Richard, if you look at the link that Capri Man put up that is a dual plane. It has a vertical seperator that a single plane does not have. I think it causes higher air speed at lower RPM's for more torque/HP down low but gets restrictive at really high RPM's where the single plane does not. Better for street/driveablilty. I'm really happy with my Eddy RPM dual plane. The cops don't much go for the 3K launches.

capri man
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posted 05-04-2006 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
yes 6750ho it will bolt right up. it even has nitrous bosses cast into it if you are inclined to do that stuff. most dual plane intakes are designed to operate from around 1000-1500 up to 5000-5500. the single planes are designed to operate from 2500-3000 up to 7000-8000 rpm. so unless you can leave at 3000 rpm and want to turn it 7000 rpm, the dual plane will best bet. realisticaly, from the basic dual plane to the fancy most expensive one that you can buy, i doubt if you can feel the difference in the seat of your pants. might be a 10th or two on the track. again, just my opinion, i could be wrong.

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6750H0
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posted 05-05-2006 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 6750H0        Reply w/Quote
Do you guys think it's a bad idea to buy a good used intake for cheaper?

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Mark Ugrich
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posted 05-05-2006 12:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark Ugrich        Reply w/Quote
It would be o.k. to buy a good used dual plane intake if you find one.With a stock cam I doubt you'll see 11's.In a car that spends alot of time on the street a dual plane would be the best choice because it will have better throttle response and be more enjoyable to drive.
The divider in a dual plane or "cross H" manifold separates one bank of cylinders from the other. Because there is less air to move on each intake pulse, throttle response is faster and mid-range torque is better.The divider does cause a restriction that hurts top end or high rpm power, the reason is that only half the carb and intake volume are available on any given intake stroke.Lowering or removing the divider can help balance or tune the intake for a particular engine combination.Less divider means more plenuum volume which means more air and fuel avialable for combustion. An extreme example of this would be a pro-stock engine's deep "V" shaped plenum.Adding 1" spacer will also help for the very same reason, it adds plenum volume.I would recommend it on any intake as long as it doesn't create a hood clearance problem.

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rmousir
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posted 05-05-2006 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmousir        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 6750H0:
Anybody looking for a torker 289 intake manifold? will trad for a good boat ankor.(:

since you already have one of these and if you are not able to get another intake right now, use the torker for now. They are easy to upgrde/swap out later and I am sure that it is better than a stock cast iron intake.

mustangboy
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posted 05-05-2006 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 6750H0:

mustang boy
i want to run around 11s - 13s. 14s not good enough

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I said it was severly traction limited.I'm sure this car would have run high 13s easily with some gear and traction.It had the stock 3:1 gears and an open rear end..It sounds like you've got a pretty stock combo...I don't think your going to see anywhere close to sub 13 second runs..

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