Performer RPM Air Gap Intake Manifold for AMC V8 Review
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Air-Gap® & RPM Air-Gap® Manifolds
This award-winning design incorporates the same race-winning
technology that's been used on our Victor Series competition
intakes for years. The air-gap design features an open air
space that separates the runners from the hot engine oil
resulting in a cooler, denser charge for more power. RPM
Air-Gap manifolds are modeled after Performer RPM intakes
for high performance street power from 1500-to-6500 rpm, and
the new Performer Air-Gap manifolds are ideal for street
performance from idle-to-5500 rpm.
||AMC 290-401 V8
RPM AIR-GAP AMC (1500-6500 rpm)
Designed for 1970-91 304-401 c.i.d. and 1967-69
290-390 c.i.d. V8s, RPM Air-Gaps incorporate the
same race-winning technology as our Victor Series
competition intakes. The air-gap design features an
open air space that separates the runners from the
hot engine oil for a cooler, denser charge and more
power. Includes standard oil fill and PCV provisions
as well as early air conditioning support bracket
accessory bosses. For square-bore carbs. No
provision for exhaust-heated chokes. No exhaust
Notes: Recommended intake gasket: Fel-Pro #MS96011.
#7531 has two center bolt holes offset. Manifold
height: A-4.45", B-5.77". Port exit
dimensions: 1.04" x 2.10". Bracket #8034 required
for 1979 and later vehicles.
We installed one
of these on Rich's 84
CJ-7 which is equipped with a well built AMC 360.
This Jeep engine produces oodles of power. See the
84 CJ-7 Frame Up Restoration
section for more specifics on the engine.
rather typical for an intake manifold. Performance of
the high rise manifold is excellent including throttle
response and high rpm running. We would not recommend
this manifold for a slow moving trail Jeep due to it's power
range. A mud, street, or drag racing Jeep would
benefit better from this design. Cold weather
performance is not the best due to the air gap which
prevents the carb from warming up properly.
Performance does increase as the engine reaches temperature
but is not 100%.
If you are looking to create a
high rpm, high horsepower AMC Jeep engine consider the Air
Gap Intake. As with most Edelbrock products it usually
lives up to it's name.
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