Join Date: Feb 2006
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Re: Height of weiand SBF tunnel ram lower
Ok, it took longer than expected but I have some numbers for you.
The height at the rear is 5 15/16", height at the front is 5 7/8". Not much difference in the base from front to rear. I guess the rake is accomplished with the upper portion.
Front to back on the lower, where the upper mounts, is 13 7/8". There's only about 1 1/4" of depth in the runners before they begin to radius towards the ports. At best you may be able to take 1/2 of that away and still have enough material to bolt an upper to.
I would have had this for you Saturday, but best laid plans sometimes get screwed up. About 2" into welding on the firewall Saturday and the trigger switch on the Lincoln MIG went fubar. Probably a $2.00 part, but you know no one had one on a Saturday afternoon.
So it was out of the garage and off to look at trailers for the rest of the day and then Sunday at the swap meet and then home to the couch for a well deserved nap.
I need to add that there's a very good chance we will not be using this intake base again on the new setup. I'm not convinced this intake hasn't been cut before (had a few sealing issues, air only), and I am changing my adapter plates out for a set that have already been drilled and tapped for injection. The 'new' plates came off of a 408W that was in a nostalgia fuel dragster. Also, this intake has holes at the base of the runners where I had my injectors and I dont feel like welding them closed.
I guess what I'm saying is that if you decide to go forward with your idea and are going to be looking for an intake to thrash on, I'd probably make you a screamin' deal on this one as soon as I buy my new one.
Food for thought.
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