Thanks Gary, for $300.00 more I can buy a brand new set up. I really like the looks of it, and it would really set off my engine well. But if that's all it can do for me, I don't want it I have enough cam and breathing ability to handle it, just wondered how much performance difference it would make. Thanks a bunch...
If you're buying it for the look, then it will look great and perform well. But most people will tell you a good single carb and well matched open plenum intake will give you better performance. But my opinion is if we're building these to have fun with, they're not always built for maximum performance.
Both of my gassers run tunnel rams, and twin carbs. I have no doubt that I could wring more power and performance from a single carb setup, but I don't really care if it's a bit slower. I'd rather go a half second slower, and have it look like they do, than change to something I didn't like the look of to go faster.
I'm having fun with my gassers, and hitting a few races, and car shows. That's more my speed, than setting new records, or winning every race.
Man I love 440's. I had a 70 440 Roadrunner with a matching numbers everything. One pretty day I was two miles from home, whet thru and intersection "green light" and got T boned on the right side by a woman in a van. Good thing the hit was the passenger side, if it would have been my side, I most likely wouldn't be writing this. Bent my beautiful Road Runner almost in half it looked like.Hey Gary, those carbs and manifold will most likely run and look great. With the 438 if you get it, you might even have to go to 600 cfm carbs. I am running dual 600's on my 440 Mopar and it runs like a champ. I know the manifold and huge carb that was on it when I got the engine probably made more HP, but jeez the tunnel ram looks cool. Now if I could just find a cheap blower....