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Makes no difference whether the Weiand is made overseas or here. They turn out well, and it’s not like they have any moving or wearable parts.

Trickflow, afr(their cnc offerings), brodix, and dart all make USA cast and machined heads.
Thanks. I'm trying to only have to buy a intake manifold one time.
 

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Ok, you say you aren’t racing, and it’s a cruiser. Why not just stick to a stock explorer. It’s cheap and good for 300+ wrhp with the right heads. You really can’t go too wrong with it. Have it Tmossed’d if you go with some nice heads.
 

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Ok, you say you aren’t racing, and it’s a cruiser. Why not just stick to a stock explorer. It’s cheap and good for 300+ wrhp with the right heads. You really can’t go too wrong with it. Have it Tmossed’d if you go with some nice heads.
That be the perfect solution. And still use a custom FTI cam
 

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Sure the Weiand is more than adequate, but I can tell you based on experience the edelbrock performer rpm airgap has the best fuel distribution out of the box.
 

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That be the perfect solution. And still use a custom FTI cam
Sounds reasonable to me. My initial setup was a stock fox 5.0. My current build is a stock shortblock rebuild with Tmoss’d Explorer, FTI cam and AFR165’s. Just waiting for heads that are backordered for a couple more weeks. Should be potent enough for a 2400lb car.
 

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Ok, you say you aren’t racing, and it’s a cruiser. Why not just stick to a stock explorer. It’s cheap and good for 300+ wrhp with the right heads. You really can’t go too wrong with it. Have it Tmossed’d if you go with some nice heads.
Idk how well that would work with his carburetor lol.
 

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Right.....never mind. lol.
 

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My only gripe with the Weiand intake is that its Chinese. That's not a bad thing persay but it just rubs me wrong to buy a Chinese part when there are US made options like the Edelbrock. Both manifolds are more than adequate but the Edelbrock is a slightly better design and quality piece IMO. The stock Ford 289/302 4bbl intake is quite different and mediocre in design than both other intakes.
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If Edelbrock can actually deliver it would be great. My last 302 Air-Gap is sold. Being told "mid-April" for my next restocking order of intakes. That's a hell of a lot of my restocking inventory is now on back order. The 8.2 deck, 9.5 deck and even 460 big block manifolds are on the list too. So it's AFR, Brodix, Dart, Holley or Weiand.

The entire machining facility of Edelbrock is moving out of the communist state of KKKalifornia.
 
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Well...

If Edelbrock can actually deliver it would be great. My last 302 Air-Gap is sold. Being told "mid-April" for my next restocking order of intakes. That's a hell of a lot of my restocking inventory is now on back order. The 8.2 deck, 9.5 deck and even 460 big block manifolds are on the list too. So it's AFR, Brodix, Dart, Holley or Weiand.

The entire machining facility of Edelbrock is moving out of the communist state of KKKalifornia.
Ed, I'm wanting to wake up the 289. What would a custom grind cam cost me? You come highly recommended, the car is a daily driver that will have p/b, a/c. I'd like to have great throttle response and acceleration. If I need a 10.0:1 cr or so that's fine. What heads you recommend? I'm thinking of either a edelbrock performer rpm or a rpm air gap.
 

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Whatever you get, springs will have to be matched up to the cam. The E streets are sprung for a flat tappet. If you’re getting a cam from Ed, ask him about heads too. He’ll set you up with a proper combination of cam, heads, springs and rockers.
 

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Whatever you get, springs will have to be matched up to the cam. The E streets are sprung for a flat tappet. If you’re getting a cam from Ed, ask him about heads too. He’ll set you up with a proper combination of cam, heads, springs and rockers.
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Yeah, the e street heads have valve springs I wouldn’t even want to run with a flat tappet cam.
 

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Edelbrock moving to Tennessee?

First I've heard of it. I'd like to know more, since I ain't too far from the Tennessee line
 

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Yeah, the e street heads have valve springs I wouldn’t even want to run with a flat tappet cam.
No what cylinder heads that people run, they should never run the springs that come on the cylinder heads they buy. I don't know if the e heads are available bare or not.
 

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No what cylinder heads that people run, they should never run the springs that come on the cylinder heads they buy. I don't know if the e heads are available bare or not.
There are heads that do indeed come with good valve springs.
 

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No what cylinder heads that people run, they should never run the springs that come on the cylinder heads they buy. I don't know if the e heads are available bare or not.
Most of the newer AFR sbf stuff comes with PAC springs, so i would say that theory is incorrect.
 
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