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Old 07-23-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Interesting Intake Manifold Design

Engineering is fun :P

Check out the angles on the air horns. Very pimpin design.
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seema like its a good design
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The last post where he talks about it being completely modular is the sweetness. The ability to swap out runners / plenums to get the best torque curve and highest peak hp out of any particular setup would be awesome.
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what was the point of pointing the horns in different directions? seems like the reduction of flow interruptions from neighbor horns is negated by horns pointing at walls.
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third post down. bigger horns with no overlap.
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Interesting design. LOL at the soap opera. Looks like every forum has at least one.
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nothing new to his design at all. Can-Am cars from the 70's ran tuned air horns.

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I like that design. Looks like he put a little thought into it. Makes sense though, I always hated how my carb air horns on my RX7 had to be hacked up to make them fit side by side.

That Can-Am intake looks like a bunch of wild mushrooms.
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nothing new to his design at all. Can-Am cars from the 70's ran tuned air horns.[/img]
they're not referring to the horns, everyone uses them. it's their offset and the modular design that makes it different. switch plenums with 3 bolts

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Modular is bad ***.
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Modular is bad ***.
Moduar is a great way for a seller to sell more parts, too! Not too many would dump full value for a new mani after buying one, but a couple hundred for modular parts? You bet. Good marketing.
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I agree 100% on the modular intake, that is a great design. But remember Can-Am cars were mostly powered by Chevy or Ford V8s. They had no way to easly change intake runner length. So they would tune the engine with different velocity stack lengths. At Laguna Seca I saw a McLaren run velocity stack that were easly 18"s long. While the same McLaren at Sears Point ran 6" velocity stacks.

So back in the 70's this was kind of like your modular intake idea, but for V8s
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I agree 100% on the modular intake, that is a great design. But remember Can-Am cars were mostly powered by Chevy or Ford V8s. They had no way to easly change intake runner length. So they would tune the engine with different velocity stack lengths. At Laguna Seca I saw a McLaren run velocity stack that were easly 18"s long. While the same McLaren at Sears Point ran 6" velocity stacks.

So back in the 70's this was kind of like your modular intake idea, but for V8s
where's neogenesis with his raging tromboner idea?
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you know its an awesome idea.
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This is making me want to design an intake mani, but I dont have a built engine. It would end up going to same way as brain's; i'll never be willing to push enough power to make use of it.

I have a friend that is a CNC machinist who can make the flange and air horns, Sbkcocker is an aluminum fabricator and my girlfriend can design it in CAD (she's a drafting assistant) while I go down on her. Starting to sound like a plan
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Bump. Anyone interested in a group buy for a manifold like this? I got in contact with the guy who builds these and he is interested in doing a manifold for us. 1.8, because that's what I have. (don't ******* ask about your 1.6 in this thread.)

He is throwing around words like "robotically TIG welded". I asked him for prices and CFD analysis. I will keep everyone posted.
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I would DEF be in! I would need some time to gather the money for what it would probably cost, but I'm guessing it would take a bit to get these made. Planning on building an engine this winter, and this will come in handy.
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Bump. Anyone interested in a group buy for a manifold like this? I got in contact with the guy who builds these and he is interested in doing a manifold for us. 1.8, because that's what I have. (don't ******* ask about your 1.6 in this thread.)

He is throwing around words like "robotically TIG welded". I asked him for prices and CFD analysis. I will keep everyone posted.
I've got no budget, but I'm assuming you can't anything else near the right front fender inside the engine bay?
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I'm very interested, just not willing to wait forever to get one. First vendor to bring a worthy intake manifold to market will get my business.
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I've got no budget, but I'm assuming you can't anything else near the right front fender inside the engine bay?
I can't anything too.
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