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Can I run a B4B with the stock air cleaner (the HD version with the 14" element)

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Post time 2012-7-6 18:03:54 | Show all posts |Read mode
Not sure if the Q-Jet is shorter or what.

In fact, you'll need a wicked drop-base air cleaner just to be able to run one at all.I will be running a Quadrajet for sure, not sure if the 14& is any taller, just wish I would have checked things out before pulling the engine, I don't want to buy the intake if it's not going to work plus I want to paint the engine as a whole before installing and I always paint my intakes red

Mine is a 14x3 drop base, which I acquired from another V8B member. I called another place and they said the same thing.I will be running a Quadrajet for sure, not sure if the 14& is any taller, just wish I would have checked things out before pulling the engine, I don't want to buy the intake if it's not going to work plus I want to paint the engine as a whole before installing and I always paint my intakes red


Originally Posted by 6769RIVWait. I called another place and they said the same thing. In fact, the aftermarket mounts made my driver's side of the engine sit about an inch higher than normal so the engine was sitting cocked/tilted in the engine bay. At least the engine will sit level.Can I run a B4B with the stock air cleaner (the HD version with the 14& element) on my Riv, I'd just check the clearance myself but I have the engine out of the car right now. I do not know who the rebuilder is but the mounts are being sent back to me from them.


Originally Posted by YardleyAny idea where they are getting it done? Steele Rubber mailed mine back with a note saying they wouldn't do it. You can put on an aftermarket one and pray the engine sits level.


Originally Posted by SportWagonGSinteresting.

I have a B4B with a Holley-type double-pumper and even with a wicked drop-base I had to switch out the KN filter element from 3 inch to 2 1/2. I called another place and they said the same thing.

If I ever have to replace mine I'm just going to somehow bolt/weld the 2 halves of the original together and live with the vibration. It was already painted satin black with the Stage 1 sticker. Welcome! Any plans to be at the BPG at the end of the month?

What mods have you done to your Riv? Any pics? Bench or buckets? Inquiring minds want to know!


Originally Posted by SportWagonGSGuys, thanks for the info and confirming what I already thought. Give it a go and see. The Buick Farm and Classic Buicks say they can do them too and specify that the process is ONLY for the non safety tab mounts.

Yards, I think I'm going to make a solid mount out of 1/4& plate for the time being as I refuse to have the engine sit too high, vibration really is not that bad with 1 solid and 2 rubber mounts, I'm considering doing this to my T-Type too, I'll call you tomorrow night about this
I also PM'd you my cell number, with a 2 1/2 year old running around sometimes I forget to call people

Kurt, two or three years ago TA Performance specifically warned me away from using a solid left motor mount due to the added stress to that side of the block being it's in tension during acceleration. Before you go that route, maybe try the B4B anyway.so got a spare correct left mount?

As usual, CARS is full of crap.
Devon
Devon, That is good info, if I do it it will be temporary in the Riv till I can find a correct mount or find a place that will rebuild mine and I guess on the Regal I'll pony up the $$ for the poly mount
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