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Edelbrock is suggesting that their RPM Air Gap manifold will not fit under the stock hood of my 84. Anyone have experience with this manifold on a C4? How did you deal with clearance issues?
 

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Performer ,Torker II ,Weiand Stealth all w/Holley carb are mentioned as fitting with a drop base air cleaner
Compare the listed height of those intakes with that of a Air Gap
A Hood scoop is always a option?
 

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Can't say I'm tired of it, but I won't be able to get the flow out if it needed to support new heads and cam. I know there are alternatives, but I've got a working/paying man's budget to stay within - so yeah I'm taking the cheap way out.
RPM Air Gap will make plenty power when combined with the supporting components... I have one on my stroker,.. dyno d out, at 525HP @6200rpm, 498 FT LBS torque
 

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Edelbrock is suggesting that their RPM Air Gap manifold will not fit under the stock hood of my 84. Anyone have experience with this manifold on a C4? How did you deal with clearance issues?

The Air Gap intake is the same height as all of the other "high rise" intake manifolds; a full 6" when laying a straight edge on the carburetor mount surface then measuring down to the top of the rear of the block. I suggest going to a Renegade then everything will still fit under the hood and will flow just as much air as a high rise.
 

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but from what I ve seen, its a very,very long wait for one
The DCS site currently states
NEWS-- UPDATE: 1/17/13
"The tooling at the machinist is complete along with the tooling fixture. The first manifold of the new pours has started the first phase of machining
last week. We are confident that the machining will go well, but some bugs are expected.
Keep watching for more updates now that we have started the test machining process."
NOT AVAILABLE YET


But I recall similar statements from DCS when we were arguing about the Renegade intake , what 4 years go?

Their R and D dept must work verrrry slow......
 

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The DCS site currently states
NEWS-- UPDATE: 1/17/13
"The tooling at the machinist is complete along with the tooling fixture. The first manifold of the new pours has started the first phase of machining
last week. We are confident that the machining will go well, but some bugs are expected.
Keep watching for more updates now that we have started the test machining process."
NOT AVAILABLE YET


But I recall similar statements from DCS when we were arguing about the Renegade intake , what 4 years go?

Their R and D dept must work verrrry slow......
yeah,it has been years... its like watching trees grow with those guys....I have no clue what the delays are all about... maybe financing?. Toobroke got his after about 2 years of waiting.. he says it was a big improvement over the stock , but if you gotta wait years for one, I would go with an alternative too..
 

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yeah,it has been years... its like watching trees grow with those guys....I have no clue what the delays are all about... maybe financing?. Toobroke got his after about 2 years of waiting.. he says it was a big improvement over the stock , but if you gotta wait years for one, I would go with an alternative too..

When I ordered mine it was still on the drawing board and not into production yet. Once the tooling got completed and a foundry was found that would cast small quantities I had to wait about 6 more months. It made a HUGE difference in my '82's performance from idle all the way up to 6000 rpm.
 

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they are not making a lot of progress still.. this is on their site ......"NEWS-- UPDATE: 4/10/13 We are going to be picking up a few manifolds this week for the first batch and get the ball rolling and get some of them out. The rest will be shipped out from the manufacturer after that. The DCS Team."

_TEMPORARILY AVAILABLE ONLY TO CURRENT WAITING LIST CUSTOMERS ................oh, the price is now $550
 

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I have the RPM air gap on my red 85 with a 2 inch spacer and I use a harwood bolt on cowl and cut the hood the K&N filter is up in the cowl and YES it is awsome my ZZ4 bock has trickflow heads along with a comp roller cam and rockers and a 750 ultra double pumper it was my daily driver till I picked up another 85 this past summer now I am gonna go thru the suspension
 
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