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Postby two_68_510s » 06 Jan 2017 07:38

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Postby Byron510 » 06 Jan 2017 07:42

bertvorgon wrote:
What would one of those manifolds be worth.....possibly...?


Working on sorting that out now. I have had a couple calls into the foundry this past week to find out what the raw castings would be worth today. I am lucky that the foundry that did these for me in the 90's is still around today, but I have yet to reach the owner this past week, and next week I travel.

I still have all the jigs and fixtures to machine the manifolds, both carby and EFI, but I don't yet have my machine shop ready so I'd have to farm out the machine work - which I'll be honest I'd have a hard time doing. I think this project will wait a little longer. I have interest in only one manifold right now, and the cost to farm it all out would be too high for most people, and I run the risk of someone destroying my jigs which I spent a lot of time on.

What's the value? Hard to say, you have one of 15 ever made....

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Postby Byron510 » 06 Jan 2017 07:48

Eh Joel,

It's funny - I never tracked where these went or who bought them, and today can only remember when 6 of them are now, including yours and Keith's above.

I can recall only 4 of them ever making it into driving cars; two of mine (one in the wagon I built in the late 90's and the one on the Bronze), Malcolm's race car and I believe the one that Rob passed on to Jeff made it into a running car - albeit heavily modified.

Lord knows where the rest went and who's garage they are sitting in :-)

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Postby MikeY » 06 Jan 2017 08:18

I feel guilty that mine is sitting on a shelf. I guess I'm just not much of a fabricator. And as long as a set of su's kept the car running I was happy. I'm thinking my son will try to go EFI when I give him the specialty built lz2.3.

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Postby 510rob » 06 Jan 2017 10:13

Here's the one I had ---> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14422

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Postby funwithmonkeys » 06 Jan 2017 10:17

It makes me think about EFI, How much more could I get out of mine with a haltec and injection?
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Postby bertvorgon » 06 Jan 2017 12:42

NOT ENOUGH..... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby funwithmonkeys » 06 Jan 2017 12:48

Ya it would probably take a
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and methanol injection to catch you.
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Postby bertvorgon » 06 Jan 2017 14:15

I'm turning the boost up this year too.......
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Postby funwithmonkeys » 06 Jan 2017 16:05

Aiming for 250 on 100LL? I just got to drive my car for the first time on Wednesday and I forgot how fast it felt. By the end of the summer when it got hit I was really feeling like I could use more power. I'm still at least a year away from asking Andy to add some boost to it. I want have another year of all motor to really get my suspension dialed in a bit more before I add 75 of 100hp to it.
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Postby bertvorgon » 06 Jan 2017 16:36

I make 250 now.......with the fixed carb and a few lbs of boost...300?

When my waste gate burned out and I put the new one on, it's adjustment was not the same, so when I left Andy's and hit the throttle for the first time, I was about 18 PSI and the car went ape shit.....

I do need to be careful as that would be at the edge of what the tranny can handle over time.

You were not around when I ran my big carb but the mid to top end charge was really impressive, pulling to 8,000+ RPM IN 5TH.

I have been curious for years as to how much more boost I could sneak up on, specially for the short burst stuff we do now. I used to be able to just keep my foot in it going up the Hope Slide, so 3 - 4 minutes of wide open throttle. Sure can't do that now what with the speeding laws.
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Postby GREG510 » 06 Jan 2017 16:41

Very cool indeed


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