Dragon plenum question

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  1. adamv7010

    adamv7010 New Member

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    Is there anything to be gained with one? I found a 01 gt in the junkyard with an afteemarket elbow on it...its ovaled and doesn't have a tight bend radius. Had a 'dragon' sticker thing on top. For 20$ I guess its decent.

    I'm going to dig deeper into the motor...its got a few decals on it that lead me to believe the previous owner might have had some good parts. It does have long tubes on it as well

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  2. 96blak54

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    If its a cobra style throttle body dragon plenum...that things like $300new. Either way....your doing good if you score an aftermarket plenum for $20bones!
     
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    You have a link? I can't find it online and I didn't take a picture


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    It looks just like this
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    Yes DEFINITELY worth $20. Years ago when they tested all the big names the dragon came in like second. I have one on my car is it seems to do pretty well with my 75mm TB.
     
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    Buy it, clean it up and sell it for the accufab piece.
     
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    Duff you think there's that much to gain going from the dragon to accufab? Just curious is all. Would like to get the most outta my lil setup.
     
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    I'll try to get back & pick it up. I wasn't sure about it really. It kinda looks like an eBay part lol


    I wish I knew what cams were in the car Lol. There's a comp decal under the hood...but we all know about decals.

    There's a bama and american muscle decal as well...so i guess that's better than NOS and Edelbrock decals.
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    See how much they want for the heads. If the cams end up being stock you can always sell the heads for a couple hundred.
     
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    Or pull a valve cover the comp cams look nothing like factory with hand scribed numbers on them.
     
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    Heads are like 40 each. Might be worth it just to snag em to sell for a pi swap for a non pi member

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    Yeah I'd definitely pull the heads and make some profit and hopefully a set of cams too.
     
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    I snagged the elbow, but not the heads yet. The car was in a front end collision and everything is pushed back, making the already aggravating enough to get to, that much worse.

    What do pi swaps sell for on average?

    Also, the dragon elbow has a smaller nipple for the passenger side PVC hose than the stock elbow. What's the remedy for this?

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    Bump

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    You may not "gain" a ton but accufab is 10x the product. Mihovitz is THE fastest modular in the world... he owns the company, pshhhh I run accufab / nuff said
     
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    Rolleyes...lol
     
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    Your not gonna find an accufab for $20 so you hit the jackpot plus the performance gains are minimal if any.

    They changed the plenums a little in 00 or 01.
     
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    Why ?

    I never said you would, but it, resell and get an accufab. Physical gain from a plenum is negligible, but the flow and reliability/ consistency furthere down and on other cars is greater



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