Edelbrock carb question about Air cleaner lid clearance.

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  1. Blu-By-U 79Z

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

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    So i know where to measure for a holley carb. However, where are the vent tubes on an eddy carb? I have an air cleaner that matches my valve covers that I am trying to fit under the stock hood. With a 1.25" drop base and 3" filter I am just touching the hood. Id like 3/4-1" more clearance. I have considered running a 2" tall filter. With the added space of the lid I figure a 2" filter should be fine. Motors a 355ci. In the pictures I put the tape where I believe the vent tubes would be on an eddy carb.

    From this point I have 1 3/8" to the straight edge.

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    The lid gives an additional 3/4" clearance.

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    Together that should give me around 2.1" of clearance. A 1" shorter filter should give me right under 1.2" of clearance. That is if my measurement on the carb is correct.

    Here is the air cleaner in question.

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  2. Marv D

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    With a Edelbroke carb I prefer to measure from the edge of the trashcan down to the carb, but in this case your 1-1/2" should be fine. Might check from the top of the choke horn to make sure you have 1" there,, but generally 1" clearance is considered 'MINIMUM'
     
  3. Blu-By-U 79Z

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    Well, Ill gladly accept donations towards a new carb if interested. But a brand new 750 carb for $125 cant be beat. Thanks for the info.
     
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    You should be fine.
     

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