Cost of Edelbrock

Magnum Engine Swaps

  1. 93ragtop

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    I considered one of the knockoffs, but from reading on here, Im better off to bite the bullet and pay.....
    Here are the reasons and why.
    Its a 5.9 going in a 87 dakota.
    I have to use the serpentine belt system to clear the radiator. V-belt drive goes about 1/2 in or so into the radiator.
    I want AC. Its my understanding that the knockoffs will not work with the serpentine system.

    I hate paying double, but in the grand scheme of things its 200 more, and from what I have read, trying to use the serpentine and AC with the knockoffs just dont work.

    If im wrong on any of this, please tell me.
    Also, is $390.95 about the best deal?

    Thanks for everyone's input.
     
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    • rumblefish360

      rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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      Have Summit beat the price!
      https://www.summitracing.com/search...carbureted&SortBy=Default&SortOrder=Ascending
       
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      xLURKxDOGx "An angel fat, at satan's feast" FABO Gold Member

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      That’s what makes capitalism great, right?

      Jake
       
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      Oh really..
       
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      I've used the 7577 on my 360 and my 416 it performed very well..putting one on the new bullit this winter!!
       
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      • 318willrun

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        Did you do any work to the divider in the plenum? Carb spacer?
         
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        No Chinese for me.

        USA needs to be Made in USA !
         
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        • stroked340

          stroked340 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          Yes,had it milled down about a 1/2" gasket matched the ports..
           
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          • 512Stroker

            512Stroker We are all here because we are not all there.

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            I here you
            I do make an effort to buy anything other than Chinese products.
            After what they have done to the USA I will no longer support their products.
            I like Trump he is the only one I have seen take on the yellow horde.
            Opps did I say that.
             
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            • famous bob

              famous bob mopar misfit

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              RRR , I doubt u`d get a truthful answer on that !
               
            • rumblefish360

              rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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              IF! There was reason to hide one......
              :poke:
               
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              Right on their website "Made in U.S.A"...if not then that's false advertising which is illegal..
               
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              • RustyRatRod

                RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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                Right, I wholeheartedly agree, as I said "I don't know". They could dang well all still be made here. But that means the few TERRIBLE castings I've seen would be absolutely NO excuse for.
                 
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                Yet, all his trinkets are made in CHINA.
                Just askin’.
                 
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                EBAY and swap meets( I know they are all cancelled) but if you cant afford new a used Eddy is the next best choice no Chinese.
                 
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                  RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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                  A lot of the vintage Edelbrock castings (such as my DP4B) are superior to the new castings they make.
                   
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                  Seriously???..no dual-plane and a lot of single planes are out-performed by the Edelbrock Air-Gap its been shown!!
                   
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                  • RustyRatRod

                    RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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                    I said CASTINGS dummy. As in QUALITY of metal. Do you need another intermediate shaft? lol
                     
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                    • 93ragtop

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                      Took your advice..... Called them, took awhile to get through, but they matched Amazon at $390.95 plus tax.

                      Thanks again to everyone.
                       
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                      • Dartswinger70

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                        me thinks things will get expensive at some point when govt. no longer want old cars on the road
                         
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                        When I pay $400.00 for a basic intake, I think its already expensive!!
                        But, if I want to play.... gotta pay.
                         
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                        • rumblefish360

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                          More than one way to skin a cat!
                           
                        • pishta

                          pishta I know I'm right....

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                          No, its not false advertisement if it meets the eligibility of that tag.

                          "Manufacturers and marketers should not indicate, either expressly or implicitly, that a whole product line is of U.S. origin ("Our products are made in USA") when only some products in the product line are made in the U.S. according to the "all or virtually all" standard" and as for the material being imported? ....Example: If the gold in a gold ring (or aluminum in an aluminum intake) is imported , an unqualified Made in USA claim for the ring is deceptive. That’s because of the significant value the gold is likely to represent relative to the finished product, and because the gold (AL) — an integral component — is only one step back from the finished article." Who's to say where the raw AL comes from? I thought I saw a "how its made" on intakes and the smelter used scrap AL to produce a Mopar M1(!) intake. Im not sure whos foundry they outsourced the Mopar intakes to.

                          And I've held both Air-gap and Crosswind intakes at the same time and compared the fit and finish. The Crosswind was hands down the winner. Laser straight port walls, no core shift. Holes were cleanly tapped. I had to polished knockoff version so I can't comment on the texture, but I could tell the plenum volume was less on the crosswind, slightly shorter. The complaint I hear on the crosswind is that the flange angle has been machined at the wrong angle(!). Now that's a pretty hefty mistake (maybe be a one off that got through and the internet jumped on it like the glued together prototype turbo housing that got sold) and can be mistaken by poor head milling but since I never installed the crosswind, I cant comment on that but I did lay it down on an LA and there were no gaps. The Crosswind does not use all sand cast cores as Edelbrock does, they use steel molds at the flanges so there is no core shift.
                           
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                            I gladly pay more for a Made in the USA product... but I'm not willing to pay double the price...
                             
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                            Watch it Mr.:D:D
                             
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