I ever ran one since Pontiac crossrams like M /T manifolds were/are made of "gold". I have heard that they present tuning problems due to having two seperate plenums under the carbs. Unless you are talking about the Chevy factory crossrams where the whole engine sees a single plenum?? I think they were a better manifold. Which one are you looking at? Mark L
A friend is running one on his 350 Chevy gasser and it's a bit of a pain. It actually responds well when you hit it, and cruising, but it doesn't idle well, and it's pretty cold blooded. He's running two 390 cfm Holley 4brl. carbs.
I couldn't have said it better myself Vall!!!!Couldn't have said it better myself Mike!
The whole rejuvenation of the gasser craze is about looking like what the era gassers were. We all know our cars for the most part are built today, so they aren't 60's gassers. But we still want them to be close, and have features that draw attention, and make people smile when they see them. A crossram is just such a cool intake that you can't help but smile when a guy opens the hood and you see it sitting on the engine!
Casey.... I think most of us that are currently active here on GHRs Forum feel the same as you.The "WOW" factor is more what I'm after......
Casey.... I think most of us that are currently active here on GHRs Forum feel the same as you.
There are quite a few hot rodders here who are very serious drag racers who are pushing their gassers to run as fast as possible ...... but they are still very aware of what you call the "W o W Factor" and have built cars that hold true to the traditional "gasser look"..... even Sir Markus OvertheTopPonchoLoverOus !!!!!
BTW VALL.... how do you like those "early Vette valve covers" ?????
That's what I did with mine also. Once I knew it ran and most of the bugs were worked out, then I tore it back down and installed the tunnel ram.Yeah there is something about dual quads that make people look! I aree with ya about getting the eng running with a single 4. Prob good ideal for me also esecially since I'm running a solid lift flat tappet cam. Get er good and broke in then make the switch.
Ya know the wow factor works and what's more impressive is when it's functional too. I'm not sure my Grumman is ever going to get the wow factor unless I cut the windshield and build a new windshield frame around a tunnel or blower. Not in the cards for this year anyway....