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Old March 23rd, 2014, 06:59 PM
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Edelbrock Pro-Flo: What's so special?

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I've seen these things installed on several cars at car shows. Last time I was at Summit, I remember seeing a sign below one that advertised something about "100cfm". I'm curious: is there much of a performance gain from these? I mean, they look weird. But I was considering it because I need a new air cleaner. Thanks for the help!
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Nothing. There are better air filters, the adapter must inhibit flow. Be careful of carb back fires with a foam filter. I burnt mine when I had it, supposedly others have had it catch fire.
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I had a pro flo and It caught fire lol albeit it was a huge back fire and the foam may or may not have soaked up starter fluid lol . Im a big fan of the filter tops like the k&n kit or the summit brand kit. They are re usable and look great.
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Those are junk, don't buy one. The foam will deteriorate and fall into your carb. I don't even know why they still sell them.
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x3 with the fire, it spread to my fire wall and got a little scary. Id never spend money on one.
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Thanks for the info, guys! Definitely not going to get one... Lol!
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Those are CRAP!! They have been crap since day one, I sold those back in the 80's and they where crap then.
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Those are junk, don't buy one. The foam will deteriorate and fall into your carb. I don't even know why they still sell them.

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I really love the fact that I'm surrounded by such knowledgeable people. When you're 18 and still starting out with all this, it really helps. Thanks everyone!
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I got the round chrome one for my 77 98 and it made it have more throttle response I saw those ones too but like everybody said I don't trust those foam ones I don't even use them on my imports
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This is the way to go if you want a flow through top.









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Originally Posted by coppercutlass View Post
This is the way to go if you want a flow through top.


Do these actually make a difference?
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High RPM big motors, I'm sure they help. If you have limited hood clearance and have to run a short 2" filter, a filtered top will help there for sure.

I've never seen any testing, but I would think some air flowing down from the top would help get a cleaner "signal" into the carb, rather than the air flowing from the side and making a 90* turn down into the carb. Would probably only be noticeable on a well tuned max effort combo.
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You know it probably helps to some extent but I bought it because I think the chrome tops are tacky ., much like all the chrome on my engine lol. Somehow I end up with chrome stuff in trades and the kicker is it usually works so I run it lol.
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I got one on my Cutlass because of hood clearance. I dont have any problems with the foam.
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I use them to light fires when I go camping.
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ELY442 - get one of these.


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X2 on that.
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Englishtown, NJ swap meet is coming up in a couple of weeks. I'll be looking for one.
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I have basically the same set up as copper, mine is a drop base that I to clearance for the Qjet's secondary air door. I plan on running a 1" spacer with my RPM intake and use an oval air cleaner to tuck inside my scoop, probably the expensive Edelbrock to match my valve covers. This is on the 425, so talking the future here. There are many options for compact air cleaners. You can use the Pro flow but your tune needs to be spot on.
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Originally Posted by olds 307 and 403 View Post
I have basically the same set up as copper, mine is a drop base that I to clearance for the Qjet's secondary air door. I plan on running a 1" spacer with my RPM intake and use an oval air cleaner to tuck inside my scoop, probably the expensive Edelbrock to match my valve covers. This is on the 425, so talking the future here. There are many options for compact air cleaners. You can use the Pro flow but your tune needs to be spot on.
I put a 1'' spacer under my Qjet about a month ago! It seems to changed the power curve a little. Not an extreme upgrade, of course. But still kinda cool.
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