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#838886 - Mon Mar 26 2012 05:41 PM 235 Intake Manifold
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Registered: Fri Jan 28 2005 12:00 PM
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Loc: Central Missouri
So, I'm probably overthinking things again...

Not too long ago, I picked up an Offenhauser dual carb intake, and was planning on using dual Carter YF's. After playing around with things recently, I've found that I don't have a good matched set of carbs. So, I've been wondering...

Did anyone ever produce an aluminum single carb intake, that would have better flow characteristics than the stock intake?

Which stock intake is better? I have a truck intake with the tall center section, but I also have a car intake with the short center section. Which one flows better?

I've about talked myself into staying with one, well tuned Carter YF. I just want to know which manifold will perform the best.

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#838917 - Mon Mar 26 2012 07:37 PM Re: 235 Intake Manifold [Re: fab51]
Pre '68 Dave Offline
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The difference in short and tall intake is not car v truck. The parts book shows pass and truck using the same intake. The tall was used up through 1958, then because the hood was lowered on the car line in 1959 the shorter intake was used.
As far as which flows better I doubt there is much difference although the rated HP went up in the later years. That most likely had nothing to do with the intake.
Both manifolds take a difference length throttle rod.
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#839172 - Tue Mar 27 2012 05:48 PM Re: 235 Intake Manifold [Re: Pre '68 Dave]
fab51 Offline
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Too bad...I was kinda hoping I had something special. ohwell
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#839197 - Tue Mar 27 2012 07:17 PM Re: 235 Intake Manifold [Re: fab51]
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I'm pretty sure Nicson made an aluminum single carb manifold. Did it flow better than a stock version? I have no idea. There was one on eBay a couple of months ago. I'm guessing it's rarer than their more common 2 x 1 manifolds as most guys installing an aftermarket manifold were looking for horsepower gains.
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