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kiwiboss

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69 Camaro Factory 396 BB, Hood Clearance Question
« on: December 21, 2021, 08:02:13 AM »
I have a Factory BB 396 69 Camaro with the factory BB hood(not cowl) the engines out for a rebuild, will the 7520 Edlebrock dual quad air gap oval intake with twin Edlebrock carburetors fit under this BB hood without issues. Prior to pulling the engine it did have the early 5420 non-air gap dual quad and that fitted OK but never check the actual clearance before pulling the engine. I believe the Air Gap is 7/8inch taller. Help appreciated.

bcmiller

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Re: 69 Camaro Factory 396 BB, Hood Clearance Question
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2021, 07:10:07 PM »
You might find someone running the same combination, but I doubt it.

I do not think it will fit if your new combination is 7/8 taller.
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Re: 69 Camaro Factory 396 BB, Hood Clearance Question
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2022, 12:17:16 AM »
I have a Factory BB 396 69 Camaro with the factory BB hood(not cowl) the engines out for a rebuild, will the 7520 Edlebrock dual quad air gap oval intake with twin Edlebrock carburetors fit under this BB hood without issues. Prior to pulling the engine it did have the early 5420 non-air gap dual quad and that fitted OK but never check the actual clearance before pulling the engine. I believe the Air Gap is 7/8inch taller. Help appreciated.



Honestly, there will be no performance gain (horse power wise) from the non gap to the air gap design on a street car. Once its warmed up it will have the heat soak anyways. Its a big marketing tool, and a 'cool' factor emotion buy in my opinion.
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Re: 69 Camaro Factory 396 BB, Hood Clearance Question
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2022, 11:23:08 AM »
When I was installing a corvette tripower on my 69 I used some clay type stuff on top of the factory air cleaner (L78) to check clearance when closing the hood. It was less than 1 inch to spare at the tightest spot.
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