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  • New Studebaker V8 Cast Aluminum Intake Manifold From Ken Evans (9/20160)

    Ken Evans has started producing a new cast aluminum single plane 4bbl intake manifold.
    Available now.
    I have made arrangements to help Ken and offer these intakes to the Studebaker world.
    Sells for $599.00 plus shipping cost.

    Ready to install.
    Contact me for purchase info, and availability.
    Quantities are limited.

    An intake installation kit is also available.
    Heat insulated carb gasket, composite intake gaskets, stainless steel heat crossover block off plates (to protect the gaskets),
    Stainless steel carb mount studs, and stainless steel flange nuts.
    Install kit is $50.00

    PayPal accepted.

    This is a single plane, open plenum intake manifold.
    Best suited for a fresh, slightly modified engine, or a performance engine.
    If you just slap this on a stock 259, you will notice some off idle laziness.









    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

  • #2
    It's certainly a beautiful piece of work!
    Mike
    Fort Worth, TX


    1964 Avanti R2 #R-4986

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    • #3
      Very nice looking Manifold.

      The Runner length, Plenum size and overall design looks close to stock, so would there be any flow improvement, or are they just for weight saving and looks?
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Very cool piece.
        The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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        • #5
          Been watching his progress with these on Facebook. Very nice piece indeed
          1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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          • #6
            Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
            Very nice looking Manifold.

            The Runner length, Plenum size and overall design looks close to stock, so would there be any flow improvement, or are they just for weight saving and looks?
            I am interested in this question as well
            1961 Lark Regal VIII 259/auto -- Lucy

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            • #7
              Overall, my thought's...not bad.

              Yes, I'd be willing to bet that it works much better than the iron OEM/R1 manifold. And yea, not an ounce extra material anywhere..!
              While there's a few sharp corners that "need" rounding, the plenum design (mostly) even's out the short to long runners to a better match. While not a "race" manifold, it should do well just as Jeff states, warmed up to upper mid-performance engines should do well with it.

              To those buying it...it will most likely take a jet change and possibly an accelerator pump increase to gain the biggest benefit.

              For what it's worth, one's saved in my name.

              Mike

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              • #8
                Certainly does look nice.
                Joe Roberts
                '61 R1 Champ
                '65 Cruiser
                Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                • #9
                  If I had not swapped everything over to EFI, I'd be interested in one of these.

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                  • #10
                    Is this manifold much taller than the factory one? If it is ,how much taller? If it is much taller it would not work on my slightly warmed over R-2 I'm thinkin'
                    Frank van Doorn
                    Omaha, Ne.
                    1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
                    1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
                    1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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                    • #11
                      Great question!
                      It is available in two heights. 1 5/8 or 1 7/8 taller than stock cast iron intake. Your choice.
                      We are in the process of flow testing the intake on a known flow bench that has been used to flow test most of my conversion intakes.
                      I don't have the plenum volume right now, but will be getting it.
                      Runner size is the same dimensions as the Stude port.
                      Basically, this is a copy of the Mopar 'Torker' intake. This intake has a great reputation in the intake world.
                      There will be additional benchmarking when I get the first issue into capable hands.
                      More to come....


                      Originally posted by 41 Frank View Post
                      Is this manifold much taller than the factory one? If it is ,how much taller? If it is much taller it would not work on my slightly warmed over R-2 I'm thinkin'
                      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                      Jeff


                      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                      • #12
                        Very good question to ask.
                        I purchased number one just to benchmark it and do some quality evaluation tests (flowbench,etc).
                        It is nice looking, indeed.
                        I think it has great potential.


                        Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                        Very nice looking Manifold.

                        The Runner length, Plenum size and overall design looks close to stock, so would there be any flow improvement, or are they just for weight saving and looks?
                        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                        Jeff


                        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                        • #13
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                          Jeff, definitely interested to see how it flows against yours. I have been so pleased with the performance with the one I got from you, It ain't as pretty as yours --- keep us posted!
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                          • #14
                            Like many others, I have long wondered when someone would offer a modern Studebaker intake using some of the new technology. I would be happy with one of Jeff Rice's modified manifolds or the Evans one, but my car needs lots of other things more. I hope they stay available for a while.
                            "In the heart of Arkansas."
                            Searcy, Arkansas
                            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                            1952 2R pickup

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                            • #15
                              52fan -

                              Get them while they last, put it on the shelf.
                              That way you don't loose out..!

                              I had many asking me about the roller cams and gear drives long after they all were all sold.

                              Mike

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