Manifold Project Convert 2 barrel to 4 barrel
clone intake manifold production
The process was developed during 2004-2005, and uses modern
CNC equipment to produce consistent exact copies and of excellent repeatable
quality. The tooling to restrain
the manifold during the milling operation was manually built and then custom fit
onto the milling machine.
The process involves thoroughly cleaning each manifold
inside and out via roto-rooter through the exhaust crossover passages and acid
dip/soak for 6-8 hours. The parts
are then externally sand blasted and finish coated. Several coatings are available; powder coat in various
colors, red oxide primer for normal painting and metallic ceramic coating.
The primer leaves a protected surface that the customer can paint to his
own tastes along with the rest of his engine. The powder coat leaves a most durable coating, however, it will rust when
it burns off the exhaust crossover tubes. Finally
the metallic ceramic coating is a baked on chrome looking finish which is
guaranteed to not burn off the exhaust crossover tubes and presents the top of
the engine in a very show worthy appearance. I have a ceramic coated manifold in daily service with 60,000 plus miles
and it is still in excellent condition. Once
finish is applied the manifolds are accumulated until a lot size of at least 20
units are ready to be machined. Then
they go onto the mill for final machine work.
Finally, after milling, the raw surfaces are sprayed with a short-term preservative, sufficient to prevent surface rust for at least 6 months.
Manifold pricing; basic manifold with red oxide primer $140.00
Powder coated. $250.00
(I keep gloss black in stock but can obtain any color desired within approximately 2-3 weeks from receipt of order)
Metallic ceramic coated $300.00
Core Charge if you supply no usable core $50.00
Product Note: Fitting the carburetor
When using an
original Studebaker Avanti AFB carb no spacer is required.
However, if you use an Edelbrock clone of the AFB, there will be
interference between a lever on the carb and the manifold on the drivers side
This leaves you 2
One can buy a Ĺ inch spacer locally or I sell a MICARTA or
CORIAN spacer. Either serves 2
The insulator/spacer is far superior to an aluminum unit due to its insulating abilities. I encourage all customers to buy this with their new manifold. It just makes for a better all around product when the car goes on the road.
The spacer/insulator price is $40.00
BEFORE AND AFTER
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