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Re: Hot Rod 100, St. Louis
Mike K #1334384 Tue Nov 19 2019 11:15 PM
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Mike,

I've read quite a bit about potential problems caused by not heating the intake. I have no first-hand experience, since my intake and exhaust manifolds are stock.

Keep in mind: one of my rules is that if it's dumb and it works, then it's not dumb: I just had the idea of taking a heat tape (like you would use to wrap a water pipe in the winter) and either loop some of it around the intake manifold (if able), or use some big wire ties, etc., to affix some of the tape to the manifold. (Obviously, ensure the tape doesn't get caught in the belt or radiator fan!)

Idle the truck in your driveway, using the tape to warm up the manifold, and see if the problem changes.

It may at least confirm or eliminate manifold heating as part of the problem.

-Kevin


This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: Hot Rod 100, St. Louis
2-Ton #1334469 Wed Nov 20 2019 02:30 PM
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I like that idea. I might give it a try.

I'm working on trying to make a "heat shield" that attaches to the intake and hangs down by the headers. Hoping that it will confine some of the heat from the headers and warm the intake more. We'll see...


Mike Kelley
1966 Chevy C10 SWB - 250 L6/3-speed OD
2002 Chevy Ext 1500 4x4

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Re: Hot Rod 100, St. Louis
2-Ton #1357420 Mon Apr 27 2020 01:26 PM
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Well, I got the heat shield made this weekend and got it installed. I drove it 3 times yesterday afternoon and it does well. Once the motor warms up it idles nicely and drive out nice. I think the shield helps. At least that is what I'm going to tell myself.

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Mike Kelley
1966 Chevy C10 SWB - 250 L6/3-speed OD
2002 Chevy Ext 1500 4x4

Http://myol66.wordpress.com
Re: Hot Rod 100, St. Louis
Mike K #1357642 Tue Apr 28 2020 09:50 PM
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That is great news, Mike!

I was just thinking about your truck this weekend; looking forward to seeing it again at this year's run.

-Kevin

Last edited by Shakey61; Tue Apr 28 2020 09:51 PM.

This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: Hot Rod 100, St. Louis
2-Ton #1358540 Mon May 04 2020 04:22 PM
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If it continues to perform as it is, we should be able to do the whole route this year. :-)


Mike Kelley
1966 Chevy C10 SWB - 250 L6/3-speed OD
2002 Chevy Ext 1500 4x4

Http://myol66.wordpress.com
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