<VV> Actual vs. advertised hp

mhicks130 at cox.net mhicks130 at cox.net
Thu Mar 10 10:44:23 EST 2005

By the way:    Chrysler's performance engines of the '60s had such a well 
designed air cleaner system that the engines actually dyno'ed out a few HP 
LOWER if the engines were tested without the air cleaners 
installed.   "Dandy" Dick Landy ran a stock class Dodge Dart in pro drag 
racing and he ran it with air cleaner installed.   People thought he was 
batty; he turned quicker times that way and other Mopar racers began 
running air cleaners on their race cars as well.

Unfortunately, Corvairs didn't enjoy a flow-tested air cleaner 
system...  so running without an air cleaner, particularly that restrictive 
snorkel, would well kick a couple extra HP out the flywheel.

By the way...  some of the savvy Ford and GM street performance types were 
running 383/440 Magnum air cleaners on their GM/Ford performance cars.


Is there any (measured) advantage to using the 140 dual snorkel on a 110 (or other) engine?

There was a guy named "Dandy" Dick Landy?  Holy cow.

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