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Technical Edelbrock XF-8

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31SedanMan, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. 31SedanMan
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
    Posts: 9

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    Good morning! I'm looking for input from anybody who is successfully running one of these on a SBF. I have read very little about the XF-8 (or the XC-8 for the SBC). I'll be running this on a mild stroker in a hoodless / fenderless Model A street rod. The carbs are mechanical secondary 450's. I am custom spinning a vacuum log (ign., PB,...) and will install between the carb spacers to provide some balance between the separate plenums. I realize that there are plenty of easier or less problematic intake choices. I'm obviously after the curb appeal running something you don't see too often. If you have any input on how to make this work well please post.
     

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  2. Cam and gears ..... are the key. That intake likes revs. There are some posts in the archives. Hit the magnifying glass "search" function. Yep, yep. Good luck.
     
  3. Primered Forever
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
    Posts: 343

    Primered Forever
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    from Joplin,MO

    My cousin ran that setup on a roller 302 and had good luck. The key was to tweak the air bleeds on the 450s take make it run good.
     
  4. 31SedanMan
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
    Posts: 9

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    Thanks for your input. It'll be winter before I can play with it... I'm starting a major project due to a cracked frame.
     

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