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Old 11-11-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
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Anyone know where I can find a TB spacer for a series1 sc? I have searched about everywhere. thanks
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I don't believe you'll find one. It shouldn't be too expensive to have one made, but alot depends on how much of a spacer. The throttle cable bracket will have to be modified to do this.

Are you after this for the purpose of injecting NOS or Water/alcohol?
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moding the throttle bracket is no big deal, I had to mod it when I mad a torque strut to mount to rear side of engine. I was planning on making another throttle bracket anyways.
Would you suggest just making spacer from aluminum?? or anything better?
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It totally depends on your purpose for wanting the spacer. By itself, It'* not really going to gain you anything on a SC engine. If you need it to inject NOS or water/alcohol, aluminum would be best, but you have to decide if you're going to bypass the coolant passage to the TB or not.

There are also better ways of injecting without the need for a spacer.
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Bypassing the coolant passage would be a good thing , It doesnt really get cold enough here to worry about TB icing up. + I am wanting the spacer for NOS.

Thanks for the replies Willwren
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Anyone know where I can find a TB spacer for a series1 sc? I have searched about everywhere. thanks
PM Ty (Speedyguy) One of his MANY contacts may have a solution for you here!
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Doesn't nitrous eat aluminum for breakfast lunch and dinner??!?! I know you aren't spraying onto the spacer, but still.....

Maybe a cro-moly or titanium?
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I wouoldnt see how NOS would have any effect on Aluminum. If so I would thiink the SBC'* would be in trouble with edlebrock intakes and NOS plates. But for sure I dont know it is not like it would be stored in aluminum..
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Let me know I can have it machined out of anything you want. We can even coat it in a ceramic coating.

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Have you thought about simply modifying your TB instead? The base is thick enough right behind the throttle plate, you could bore a hole in from the firewall side. You got me out looking at my car with this post

I've also heard/read of others boring into the inlet of the SC for this same reason. Just a small hole. No biggie, really.

To have a spacer machined, buy the stock TB seal (gasket). Anyone can machine a 1" spacer with that as a model. That will effectively block off the coolant passage.
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