The Stovebolt.com Forums Home | FAQ | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search
What's going on?
What's happening?

Find out in
THE SHOPS !

Genearl Truck Talk
20,267 threads; 177,521 posts
The Engine Shop
32,460 threads; 255,065 post
Driveline
8,796 threads; 65,970 posts
The Electrical Bay
9,505 threads; 74,285 posts
Sub: The Radio Bench
The HiPo Shop
5,040 threads; 46,029 posts
Paint & Body Shop
12,505 threads; 81,120 posts
Sub: The Doors
Interiors
4,059 threads; 26,817 posts
The Tool Chest
1,762 threads; 26,817 posts
Making a Stovebolt Bed
1,052 threads; 6,659 posts
Searching the Site

Get info about how to search the entire Stovebolt site here. To do a search for just the forums, get those details in the IT Shortbus fourm.
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
1 members (Fox), 92 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums59
Topics128,567
Posts1,041,570
Members46,048
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Step-by-step instructions for pictures in the forums
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
#1443585 Sun Mar 06 2022 02:28 AM
Joined: Jan 2022
Posts: 22
G
'Bolter
Hello everyone,
I'm currently finishing a rebuild and we are adding an Edelbrock 4 barrel onto a Clifford intake manifold. I noticed the neck of the intake manifold has a higher end on the driverside, and a lower at the front end. I placed the carb and adapter plate on just to get a visual and seen the carb is at a tilt. Anyone seen this before? Any running issues I should be worried about?

Attached Images
20220305_125942~2.jpg (204.81 KB, 223 downloads)
Last edited by Grandpas_48; Sun Mar 06 2022 06:18 AM.

Grandpas_48
#1443594 Sun Mar 06 2022 06:22 AM
Joined: Jan 2022
Posts: 22
G
'Bolter
Hello everyone,
I'm currently finishing a rebuild and we are adding an Edelbrock 4 barrel onto a Clifford intake manifold. I noticed the neck of the intake manifold has a higher end on the driverside, and a lower at the front end. I placed the carb and adapter plate on just to get a visual and seen the carb is at a tilt. Anyone seen this before? Any running issues I should be worried about?

Attached Images
20220305_125942~2.jpg (204.81 KB, 265 downloads)

Grandpas_48
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,055
C
'Bolter
The engine will sit down in the rear when mounted in the chassis so carb will be near level. Not to worry anyway as cars/trucks seemed to work okay in San Francisco where they were just about never on the level and run quite well in the movie "Bullet" chase scene. The smallest Edelbrock carb is a 500cfm which is way larger than a 235 needs and you have no heat to the carb which is a pain in cold weather and at the gas pump. Holley makes a 385cfm 4bbl and Ford has a hot water heated car base plate with that bolt pattern. My word is not from the alter and some have 4bbl 235's that run good so just try and learn along the way. Good luck.


Evan
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,708
P
'Bolter
Anticipates the engine in installed position, tilted down in back.
What carb?

Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,171
J
'Bolter
My guess:

Engine sits in the vehicle front higher than rear. So the carb will be level once mounted.

What cfm carb is that?

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 24,745
H
Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Buy a good fire extinguisher. The lean backfires are going to be epic. Engine tilt will make the carb sit level, but you're going to have approximately three times the CFM capabilities the engine needs. You'll have lots of air, and virtually no gas due to low air velocity through the venturis.
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,142
D
'Bolter
Jack Clifford developed that intake decades ago. The originals did not have provision for water heat to the bottom of the intake. The new versions have had that provision for quite a few years now.

https://cliffordperformance.net/store/ols/products/42-4500wh-chevy-235-intake-manifold

Yours looks to be one of Jack’s original design i takes with out the water heat.

You will have to do a little bit of tuning to get that carb dialed in, same for using the small 390 Holley, but once dialed in, that set up runs pretty good.

The bottom of the intake has a little open chamber. You can weld a plate with fittings to make a water chamber. Then run hot water from the thermostat housing, Stovebolt Engine Company sells a lower housing with a water outlet on the driver side, or dig up a 270 or 302 gmc lower housing. They will have either a boss that can be drilled, or the boss already drilled and tapped. The hot water helps keep heat on the bottom of the intake to assist in vaporizing the fuel.

Last edited by Dragsix; Sun Mar 06 2022 05:14 PM.

Mike
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,142
D
'Bolter
Jack Clifford developed that intake decades ago. The originals did not have provision for water heat to the bottom of the intake. The new versions have had that provision for quite a few years now.

https://cliffordperformance.net/store/ols/products/42-4500wh-chevy-235-intake-manifold

Yours looks to be one of Jack’s original design i takes with out the water heat.

You will have to do a little bit of tuning to get that carb dialed in, same for using the small 390 Holley, but once dialed in, that set up runs pretty good.

The bottom of the intake has a little open chamber. You can weld a plate with fittings to make a water chamber. Then run hot water from the thermostat housing, Stovebolt Engine Company sells a lower housing with a water outlet on the driver side, or dig up a 270 or 302 gmc lower housing. They will have either a boss that can be drilled, or the boss already drilled and tapped. The hot water helps keep heat on the bottom of the intake to assist in vaporizing the fuel.


Mike
Joined: Jan 2022
Posts: 22
G
'Bolter
Thank you for the info and help, very much appreciated.


Grandpas_48
Joined: Jan 2022
Posts: 22
G
'Bolter
What I have now is a 1406 600 CFM. If I have to downgrade I definitely will. We will see how this plays out... [quote=JW51]My guess:

Engine sits in the vehicle front higher than rear. So the carb will be level once mounted.

What cfm


Grandpas_48
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Moderated by  Phak1, Woogeroo 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5