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  • STUDEBAKER TUNNEL RAM INTAKES LOOK.

    I WILL BE MAKING THESE IF THERE IS ANY INTEREST.YOU CAN BUY THE INTAKE PLATES,OR THE WHOLE INTAKE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF A TWO OR ONE CARB TOP PLATE, THEY ARE MADE OUT OF 6061-T6 BAR STOCK THE RUNNERS ARE MACHINED OUT OF SOLID AND HAVE A WALL BETWEEN THE PORTS,LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANY INTEREST IN THIS NEW PRODUCT. AND THEY ARE MADE IN MY CNC MACHINE SHOP. THANKS KEN EVANS














  • #2
    Fantastic...love it!
    Mono mind in a stereo world

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    • #3
      Incredible workmanship, Ted Harbit needs one. Note: I'm afraid to ask about the cost.

      JDP/Maryland
      Please vote for Sid (64GT)in the NYT contest.
      http://collectiblecars.nytimes.com/Contest/
      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        I FORGOT THE PRICES, THE INTAKE PLATES ARE 95.00 PER PAIR AND THE INTAKE IS 780.00 COMPLETE. THANKS KEN

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        • #5
          Tunnel Ram For A Studebaker Engine? Are you serious? From what I've seen, the free-flowing, large-plenum "tunnel ram" was developed in the late 60's for use on ultra High-revving Small-block chexies for drag racing and competition boats. Studebaker engines have a long stroke/small bore and cylinder heads that aren't zackly free-flowing, and most of them are rebuilt to be used for sweet-running Sunday street Cruisers. I'm sitting here thinking that a nice aluminum 4 barrel intake, or better yet--a line of replacement camshafts based on new cores might be a project that would be better receivd by Studebaker motorheads.

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by JBody

            Tunnel Ram For A Studebaker Engine? Are you serious? From what I've seen, the free-flowing, large-plenum "tunnel ram" was developed in the late 60's for use on ultra High-revving Small-block chexies for drag racing and competition boats. Studebaker engines have a long stroke/small bore and cylinder heads that aren't zackly free-flowing, and most of them are rebuilt to be used for sweet-running Sunday street Cruisers. I'm sitting here thinking that a nice aluminum 4 barrel intake, or better yet--a line of replacement camshafts based on new cores might be a project that would be better receivd by Studebaker motorheads.
            The fastest 259 I ever saw was a Lark with a homemade tunnelram. They work. Not for any sort of "street" application, but this intake will smoke anything else out there on a true race car, crummy Stude heads and all . . .

            And I'm interested in buying one. Not until my car is actually finished and running, but count me in for one down the road 3-4-5 months . . .

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            • #7
              1953; that is one sweet looking piece of work, and it definitely will wake up either a 289 or a 259! [^]

              What RPM range is it tuned for?


              StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                Incredible workmanship, looks like good-science design and a steal-of-a-deal price!

                However, life is about trade-offs. For me, Studebakers are equally about style as as about speed and I just can't bring myself to cut a hole in the hood. Carbs poking through the hood would put the car in a racing class and a looks class I just don't want to be in. But then, just maybe a C-cab short wheelbase drag truck?

                thnx, jack vines

                PackardV8
                PackardV8

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                • #9
                  THE INTAKE IS 5 1/2 INCHES TALL KEN

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                  • #10
                    See my PM from the racing site.

                    Mike

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                    • #11
                      Hey 53 Stude,that is BAD AZZ!! I am wondering could those runners be shortened in height and a top hat be made to mount a little 142 Weiand supercharger??? I have a Weiand on my 400 CI Belly Button motor in my 61 Lark,but allways wondered if a stock Stude 4bbl could be modified to accept the little blower.Your intake looks to be a much easier and cleaner starting point to acheave such a thing.Think a nice 289 with a small huffer=R5??!!?
                      Would that o-ring around the intake box hold 5 to 7 PSI of boost? I know I am bench racing here,but IF it could be done,say runners 1 inch or so tall,and a intake box uncut or tapped,what would that equal in cost.Would shortening the runners screw up the angle of the runners too much?How high are they in the picture?Hood clearance is a moot point,but how far the intake-blower combo sticking up would earn "obstructed vision" tickets,but would be SCREAMING EYE CANDY! A roots blown 289 would be a bad motor for a Studebaker Gasser,but a 471 or 671 would be a more period correct choice over a smaller,modern huffer. Wish I were independently wealthy!!

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                      • #12
                        Champ -
                        Good idea....and sure it can.
                        Yes, the o-ring will hold up. The same basic dseign is used on drag race engines that see over 40lbs of boost.

                        Mike

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                        • #13
                          Looks pretty cool but i dont think it would work well on a street car. Those are long runners and look to be a fair size. The runners also look fairly smooth which would offer poor fuel adomization at lower rpms. But it should looks like it would be a lot of fun on a drag racing studie!

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by JBody

                            Tunnel Ram For A Studebaker Engine? Are you serious? From what I've seen, the free-flowing, large-plenum "tunnel ram" was developed in the late 60's for use on ultra High-revving Small-block chexies for drag racing and competition boats.
                            FYI, the tunnel ram was developed in 1959 by the "Ramchargers" - a group Chrysler employees, mostly engineers - for the 354 Hemi in their 1950 Plymouth drag car called the "High and Mighty."



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                            • #15
                              64Stude -

                              Those runners are actually much shorter than a stock manifold!!
                              AND they appear to me to be about a stock sized cross section.
                              Smooth...yea, but that has nothing to do with atomization, that comes from above! The carburetor. But fuel can fall out of suspension at low speed in a short runner like that.

                              With a single small carburetor, that manifold can work better than/as well as, many other manifolds currently available for the Stude.

                              Mike

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