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    Blower intake question

    How does an Indy intake compare to a sheet metal intake? I know cost wise it's a big difference,but what about performance? Also curious on what you are guys running? Thanks Blown gas 540,871 blower,16 injector EFI

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    MY BUDDY RUNS A SHEETMETAL TUNNEL RAM ON HIS PRO MOD,SAYS HE HAS MIXTURE DISTRIBUTION ISSUES.HE RUNS 2 STAGE FOGGER.DON'T KNOW ABOUT A BLOWER MOTOR
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    Those sheet metal intakes are really a peice of art and should sit on your living room coffee table....if you can get permission from the wife...

    they are pricey however, and in a mild blower application I would get a bds intake, port match it and clean it up. You can still use your port nozzles . Im sure the indy intake is similar to the bds. The cast intake would be more rugged and withstand a blower backfire better. Yes I know you need to install the blow off plate, but that is like throwing a hand gernade into an open phone booth.
    The sheet metal intakes would be used where you have an odd ball combination that no one else makes a cast intake for.
    Ed

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    The Indy intake is simply the hands down nicest intake you will ever own.

    I wish I would have bought one at this point (Have a BDS tented floor now).

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    Intake

    Bill,
    Do you have any Info on the Indy Manifold?Does,Indy Cylinder Head Sell the Intake?I have yet to be able to find any Info?I was told a Guy had 1 For/Sale on here,but could NOT Find it?It was suppose to be on EGAY Also??
    I think either the Indy of the Royal Ram?But,want to compare...?
    Later
    G 8)

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    Yes, they don't advertise them at all, but Indy Cylinder Heads does indeed make them. I believe the only thing on their site that is advertised is the Chrysler intakes. You'll have to call them to get current pricing, but I think they're around 1k-1200ish, depending on options.

    Never heard of a Royal Ram.

    A buddy of mine has the Littlefield version of mine (they look identical with nothing more than a casting insert change for the brand name). He's a 'collector of parts', and also has 2 Indy manifolds (one tall, one short), and a Hogan blower intake (I think it's for a big chief).

    The Indy castings are really stout.

    Here's the Indy on RJ for sale... It's for a big chief.

    http://www.racingjunk.com/post/10662...-Manifold.html

    You may want to make a post on www.insidetopalcohol.com and ask if anyone has one for sale.

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    I have TBS intake The Blower Shop for my SBC and my friend has a BDS for his,comparing the 2 intakes,the TBS is alot better and it is tall enough to clear fabbed valvecovers and TBS makes the intake in to different versions,Just look em up on the web and look at them,I love the one I have it is real nice

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    Intake

    The Royal Ram,is made by Roy Meirsch.
    Later
    G 8)

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    This might sound crazy but my blower intake is a Trick Flow tunnel ram with a plate welded to the top for the blower to bolt up to. I have a big block Ford with A460 heads, nobody makes a blower intake for these heads so apparently someone fabbed this up. It was on a running car and I bought it complete, blower, everything. Got if from Cliff Hall, Hall Brothers Racing. Still don't have my motor together, guess it will run as good as any other intake. Chris


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