Re: Torker 289 - Keep? Sell? - Cam Reqs?
The torker came out in the very early '70s and it was NOT touted as a high rpm single plane intake when released. I had one of the first ones Edelbrock made and it was good to about 7,000. It has very small runners compared to a modern Victor Jr intake. No special cam was needed and the better ones were in the mid 230s @ .050 with a tick over .520 lift. Bigger cams didn't make much more power because the ports were not big enough. For those of you under 50 , we didn't have "out of the box" heads that would even flow 200CFM!! The best ported 289 heads barely flowed 220 cfm , so the manifold didn't need to be bigger. The "twisted" carb location was novel at the time but the Offy Port-O-Sonic out powered the Torker by a bunch and it would be almost ten years before Edelbrock made a new SBF design. The Torker isn't nor was it ever what we consider a "race" manifold. It is right at home on a mild street engine. "I" would not use it on a stroked engine. Yes there are better "modern design" intakes out there now.
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Last edited by GT350HR; 07-09-2019 at 10:32 AM.