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    Does anyone know if there are aluminum performance intake manifolds available for v8 engines?

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    Well, they exist. There are several types of dual two-barrel aluminum intakes in the vintage parts market for the 232 V8s, and they will fit the 259/289 engines, too, although the ports are undersize for those engines. Strictly for show.

    And there were R3 and R4 aluminum intakes made, 4 barrel, and dual fours, respectively, but they are very scarce, especially the latter. Lionel Stone was making reproduction R3 manifolds, but he got out of the business owing to a tragedy in his life. I believe John Erb bought the parts reproduction business from Lionel, but I don't know how much progress he has made with those parts.
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    • #3
      Offenhauser made a single four manifold (I have two), the manifolds listed above.
      Not many if at all any...are currently available of the Lional Stone variety.
      Jeff Rice modifies modern Chrysler intakes to fit the Studes, but you have to get in line..! I'm sure he will chime in here when he finds s few minutes.

      One of the other vendors has a three, two barrel intake, but it's not really good for the street.


      Mike

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      • #4
        I talked to Phil Harris of Fairborn Studebaker about the Stone/Erb manifold. John Erb did buy the tooling and stock but the stock is all R3 manifolds, none of the R2 type with the smaller ports. Phil has had requests and would place an order on the spot but John has not indicated when they will be made. I am looking for one for my '57 wagon. I have one on my '64 R1 Hawk that I had polished and it looks great.

        Dan White
        64 R1 GT
        64 R2 GT
        58 C Cab
        57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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        • #5
          Here is the intake I have on my 259

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          • #6
            Performance is the key word. You have been given good advice already. But, the ports on the old Offy are not as small as some say. Unless there was two versions. If you want performance, then do you want single plane or a good combo or ???
            What ya puttin it on? Here's a Offy with gasket to give you an idea of the ports.

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            • #7
              There was a R-2 aluminum NOS intake advertized on e-bay the other week & it went for $810 US. so I was out.....I run an Offy that I have hogged out to conform to the AFB adapter & a Edelbrock 500 with adjustable AVS(Thunder series carb)& it runs great & I get 15 in the city & up to 20 on the highway if I behave...Click image for larger version

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              • #8
                Originally posted by toastervet View Post
                Does anyone know if there are aluminum performance intake manifolds available for v8 engines?
                There were several small manufacturers in the 50's and sixties...
                You see them from time to time.
                But, they are 50's and 60's technology.

                You can buy a custom performance intake, but they are mostly hand made, and usually some packaging issues come along with the performance.
                Shoot me a note if you have any questions.



                Last edited by DEEPNHOCK; 03-15-2014, 09:18 PM.
                HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                Jeff


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



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by toastervet View Post
                  Does anyone know if there are aluminum performance intake manifolds available for v8 engines?
                  You can buy a custom performance intake, but they are mostly hand made, and usually some packaging issues come along with the performance.
                  Jeff builds the best intakes available, but he rightly raises the point which you might want to think about - "will it fit under the hood of a C/K/Avanti?"


                  If one is building a C-cab truck, then there's plenty of headroom.

                  jack vines
                  PackardV8

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                  • #10
                    Originally Posted by toastervet
                    Does anyone know if there are aluminum performance intake manifolds available for v8 engines?




                    You can buy a custom performance intake, but they are mostly hand made, and usually some packaging issues come along with the performance.



                    Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
                    Jeff builds the best intakes available, but he rightly raises the point which you might want to think about - "will it fit under the hood of a C/K/Avanti?"


                    If one is building a C-cab truck, then there's plenty of headroom.

                    jack vines
                    I do offer a performance intake that is low profile and will fit under the hood of an Avanti, or a C/K.
                    Contact me for more information.
                    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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