7564 - Performer RPM Air-Gap Intake Manifold

For 351 c.i.d. Ford Cleveland Engines
Catalog #7564
PLEASE study these instructions carefully before beginning this installation. Most installations can be accomplished with common tools and
procedures. However, you should be familiar with and comfortable working on your vehicle. If you do not feel comfortable performing this installation,
it is recommended to have the installation completed by a qualified mechanic. If you have any questions, please call our Technical Hotline at:
1-800-416-8628, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday or e-mail us at Edelbrock@Edelbrock.com.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer. Improper installation
will void your warranty and may result in poor performance and engine or vehicle damage.
DESCRIPTION: The Edelbrock Performer RPM Air-Gap intake manifold is designed for high performance 351 c.i.d. Ford Cleveland engines operating
in the 1500 to 6500 rpm range. Port exits are matched to 2V cylinder heads and the intake to cylinder head flanges are large enough to seal on 4V
cylinder heads. The manifold will operate on both 2V and 4V applications. For 4V applications, no further port matching is recommended. Match the
RPM Air-Gap intake manifold with other components designed to operate in the 1500 to 6500 rpm range for best results.
ACCESSORIES & INSTALLATION ITEMS: Major recommendations are listed below. See our catalog for details. To order a catalog, call (800)
FUN-TEAM, or visit www.edelbrock.com.
EGR SYSTEMS: Intake manifold will not accept stock EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) equipment. EGR systems are used on most 1972 and later
model vehicles. Check local laws for requirements.
Performer #1407 (750 cfm)
Performer #1411 (750 cfm)
Performer #1412 (800 cfm)
Performer #1413 (800 cfm)
Thunder Series #1812 (800 cfm)
Thunder Series #1813 (800 cfm)
#1493 or 1847 throttle plate kit, #1483 or 1844 throttle lever adapter
#1493 or 1847 throttle plate kit, #1483 or 1844 throttle lever adapter
#1493 or 1847 throttle plate kit, #1483 or 1844 throttle lever adapter
#1493 or 1847 throttle plate kit, #1483 or 1844 throttle lever adapter
#1493 or 1847 throttle plate kit, #1483 or 1844 throttle lever adapter
#1493 or 1847 throttle plate kit, #1483 or 1844 throttle lever adapter
NOTES: Carburetor size (CFM) should be selected based on your specific engine combination. Consult your engine builder or contact our Technical
Hotline at: 1-800-416-8628 for assistance. Carburetors require a #8008 or #8024 stud, washer and nut kit; determine proper length based on
gasket thickness and your accessory mounting requirements (See catalog for details). If a manual choke Performer Series Carburetor is used and
electric choke is desired later on, Performer Series carburetors can be converted to electric choke using Electric Choke Kit #1478. Manual choke
Thunder Series carburetors CAN NOT be converted to manual choke.
THROTTLE BRACKETS: The throttle and kickdown bracket on some vehicles may require modification to fit. When using Edelbrock carburetors,
use #1493 or 1847 throttle plate kit to line up the stock throttle bracket to the Edelbrock carburetor throttle lever.
GASKETS: Do not use competition-style intake gaskets for this street manifold. Due to material deterioration over time, internal leakage of
vacuum, oil, and coolant may occur.
Edelbrock #7265 Port: 1.52” x 2.16”, .060” Thickness
NOTE: To ensure maximum performance and a proper seal, Edelbrock gaskets which are
specifically designed and manufactured for use with Edelbrock parts must be used.
Catalog #7564
Rev. 7/06 - RS/mc
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©2006 Edelbrock Corporation
Brochure #63-0394
1. Due to design, the fuel / air mixture and cylinder charging is very efficient with the RPM Air-Gap manifold. Generally speaking, the stock
jetting for a Performer Series or Thunder Series carburetor will not need changing. Specific applications may show an increase in power by
tuning the fuel mixture.
2. Aftermarket distributor curve kits may be used with Performer RPM series manifolds.
3. Use modified or high performance cylinder heads such as our Performer RPM.
4. The compression ratio should be at least 9.5 to 1 to work properly with most camshafts designed for use in the 1500-6500 rpm range.
5. Installation of aftermarket headers, camshafts or both with an Edelbrock Performer RPM series manifold may lean carburetor calibration.
Should this condition occur, recalibrate with a richer jet.
CAMSHAFT AND HEADERS: Performer RPM Series manifolds are compatible with aftermarket camshafts and headers designed to work in the
1500-6500 rpm range. Header primary tube diameter should be 1-3/4".
Use only recommended intake gaskets set when installing this intake manifold.
Fully clean the cylinder head intake flanges and the engine block end seal surfaces.
Apply Edelbrock Gasgacinch sealant P/N 9300 to both cylinder head flanges and to the cylinder head side of the gaskets, allow to air
dry, and attach the intake gaskets.
Do not use cork or rubber end seals. Use RTV silicone sealer instead. Apply a ¼" high bead across each block end seal surface,
overlapping the intake gasket at the four corners. This method will eliminate end seal slippage.
Install the intake manifold and hold-down bolts. Torque all of the manifold bolts in two steps by the sequence shown in Figure 2 to 1820 ft/lbs.
Figure 1 - 351-C Ford Torque Sequence
Torque Bolts to 25 ft/lbs.
Firing Order: 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
Turn Distributor Clockwise to Advance Ignition Timing
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Tech Line: 800-416-8628 • E-Mail: Edelbrock@Edelbrock.com
Catalog #7564
Rev. 7/06 - RS/mc
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©2006 Edelbrock Corporation
Brochure #63-0394
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