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I am running a zz502 BB in a 1980 with an aftermarket high-rise hood and am wondering if this would flow enough CFM to feed the 502?
I am having some performance issues that I think are being caused by the underhood temperature being too hot and I have been given a few opinions by people that I should wrap my hooker headers (I am currently doing this) and I have also been told that a CAI will also really improve the performance (but I want to here more opinions about this first).
As noted above, even with the high-rise hood, there is not much air-cleaner space left with a BB so any suggestions will help.
Trying to feed enough cold air to any engine is a challenge at best. A ram air or direct cowl vent system is a good start. Either will work. I ran a 700HP 468 with a 14"x4" K&N filter open element air cleaner in my Camaro with a sealed off cowl induction setup. It made no different weather i ran with or without the filter. So that was all the air the motor was going to get with out forcing more in with a turbo or procharger.