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Old 07-14-2014, 09:34 PM   #1
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hi guys,

I was interested in getting a set of gt40 tubular, top and bottom. then get a new 75mm TB and a new cold air intake for a replacement of all the top.

idea is to change, heads and cam next year.

my problem is the cost for a clean gt40 tubular. why would I pay 600$ for an old used gt40 tubular when I can get for the same money a brand new TF StreetBurner?

I like the look of both but TF is as good if not better for the same price and has more potential for the future.

this seems to me like a no brainer right? TF all the way!! ??
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:08 PM   #2
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holley systemax II > tfs street burner
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:19 PM   #3
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I would agree that TF will perform be better than the GT40 tubular (though the GT-40 tubular sure looks cool). Edelbrock would as well, though I agree with MJR that Holley is better.
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The trick flow R series will make about 25 more horsepower than the GT40. The trick flow will also make slightly more HP than the Holley. The Holley will have a fatter torque curve than the TFS below 5500rpms. But to answer your original question. The TFstreet burner is probably a wise purchase for the same money as the GT40.
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thank you guys very much appreciate your input.

so discarding the gt40 tubular

which one would YOU pick and why for 600-700 dollars considering the car will never see a race track and it's mostly a week-end car that has to be street legal and drivable?

also it will have to give room for future improvements such as (heads and cam).

trickflow R, trickflow street, holley.... and so on...

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what is the rest of the build that the intake will be sitting on top of??
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what is the rest of the build that the intake will be sitting on top of??
very good question

I don't know yet.

that's why I said an intake that will keep the doors open for me for the future.

I would say 300-500$ for cams and 1200-1600$ for heads.

I have done some reading and from what I could understand trickflow will keep all the doors open for me that's why my first option is trickflow but I need to do some reading about holley I know very little about them.

so with that budget in mind I guess pick whatever you want that keep the car very drivable and street legal.
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Trying to piece it together a little at a time is difficult but I personally think you'd be better off going a little bigger on the intake like the trickflow "R" or the Holley. That way if you decide to put a killer set of heads on it down the road your set up for it. And the $1600 you mentioned will get some pretty decent heads! You wont see optimal gains right now but down the road a good Heads/Cam/Intake combo will get you a very fun low 12 second car. I originally went with the "R" series because I thought it would be a good fit on the 363. Then I said F%&k it and went with a carb. So much for planning.
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So much for planning.
LOL exactly.
I can plan all I want at the end of the day if there is something better, newer the plans will change.

I will have to read about holley and TF 'R' see what they can do for me.

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get a holley systemax 2 and send it to TMOSS over on the corral.net and have him port to match tfs tw 170 heads and contact ED at www.flowtechinduction for a cam, get a full exhaust on the car at least 1 5/8 to 1 3/4 headers and 2 1/2 to 3 inch from the headers back roller rockers and all the other typical bolt ons and you shound have an easy 300-325 at the rear wheels
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