Air cleaner over carb clearance

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  1. Blu-By-U 79Z

    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I know holley has the air horn that needs a certain amount of clearance. I was wondering if 1" of clearance above the choke of an edelbrock carb is enough.

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    You're good
     
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    I think general rule of thumb is at least an inch in order for the air to be able to enter the carb properly. At least that's the way I understand it. Seeing as how I've seen people only use a 1 inch filter total, I would think you're in good shape.
     
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    matt, i have an edelbrock carb, an edelbrock drop base air unit, and an air filter. rim to rim lid to base is 3", this sits on stock motor mounts, a 350 sbc and edelbrock spreadbore rpm performer intake. this fits under a stock 79 Z28 hood the front face teardrop kind. mine has a screen underneath the hole, i dont know if that was stock or aftermarket. anyways the wingnut to hold the air filter down popped through the screen. i bought the drop base because i upgraded from the pro flow triangle of death, got it from jegs. its a chrome look with edelbrock script across the lid
     
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