Intake manifold design considerations.....

Super XR7

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If you are running E85 intake temps would still be the same as on gasoline. However, knock resistance would be higher do to the cooling effect of the alcohol in the fuel being sprayed at the back of the valve.

I have done quite a few E85 conversions myself, have we met before? I always wonder about people’s identities on the internet. You never know who you have met and who you know.

Mike, look me up at Carlisle. I will be in a white 89 Cougar XR7 and will probably be put with the Cougars and not the SC's.

Mike
 

samishii

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whats the update on this manifold? its a sweet project that i would hate not to hear the end of.

I also want to know whats going on with this. I'm extremely interested in this project. <3
Also anyone have a link to the SCCoA custom heads. Haven't been able to locate info on it outside this thread.
 

Toms-SC

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It would be killer to run an inverted blower on the car. Save on weight up front, increase flow to the radiator, clean up the engine bay. *sigh* Guess we can dream.
 

427Cammer

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Inverted blower? What is that?

I was thinking rear-mounted turbos, attached up in the rear-wheel well area -- would clean up the engine compartment dramatically -- would need to think about type/design/mounting of intercooler -- friend is beta-testing a turbo installation on a 1969 Cadillac convertible, complete with a glass-smooth idle and very quiet exhaust -- aftermarket Cadillac heads and race-prepped block, with some sort of aftermarket computer controlling port-mounted fuel injectors, waste-gate, MAF and ignition -- apparently, putting out an easy ~530 hp to the rear wheels on initial pull, running pump gas and no intercooler to speak of (small one that is temporarily mounted).

The thing is a silent beast, stock hubcaps and all, and easily overruns the ability of the factory brakes to stop the car -- one of the next upgrades, supposedly.

Utilizing a T-400 tranny at the moment -- talking about a 4L80E, hooked into the car computer.

And, the turbos are so QUIET and stealthy -- when he punches the throttle, all you hear is a high-pitched whistle as they spool up, followed by a RAPID disappearance of the tail lights fading into the lingering tire smoke.

Interesting application of old and new, resulting in a absolutely quiet mega-cube muscle car cruiser.

Cammer
 

Super XR7

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We are working on a new design. The current design does have enough room for water to air cooling and still fit under a cowl hood. We are taking another tack which will allow for water to air cooling and fit comfortably under a cowl hood.

Mike
 

white95v6

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We are working on a new design. The current design does have enough room for water to air cooling and still fit under a cowl hood. We are taking another tack which will allow for water to air cooling and fit comfortably under a cowl hood.

Mike

awsome.

i am just wanting a lower intake with no runners lol. i will build the upper box slap on a TB and throw 30psi at it. hehehe. like the pic on page 9 post #126 :)
 
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Super XR7

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Intake 2

Working on a new design...made prototype..currently installing. This has been a slow drawn out project.. I know..; I can only work on it hit and miss because of my other commitments. I have attached a pic of the installation status. Basically it incorporates 3 laminova intercoolers in a air to water inter-cooling system.

Mike
 

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kenewagner

SCCoA Member
Working on a new design...made prototype..currently installing. This has been a slow drawn out project.. I know..; I can only work on it hit and miss because of my other commitments. I have attached a pic of the installation status. Basically it incorporates 3 laminova intercoolers in a air to water inter-cooling system.

Mike

You do some really incredable work. I have a bunch of the laminova cores I considered using to build a IC. Look forward to seeing more of the manifold and IC

Ken
 

white95v6

Registered User
Working on a new design...made prototype..currently installing. This has been a slow drawn out project.. I know..; I can only work on it hit and miss because of my other commitments. I have attached a pic of the installation status. Basically it incorporates 3 laminova intercoolers in a air to water inter-cooling system.

Mike

thats awsome mike. glad to see some progress on a intake for these engines.


but again i don't need intercoolers in the lower. soo what happened to the intake on page 9? i just want that lower lol. and i will build the top and rock out. any info if a man could get that or how much it would run? i never have gotten a response on that.

matthew
 

David Neibert

SCCoA Admin
Working on a new design...made prototype..currently installing. This has been a slow drawn out project.. I know..; I can only work on it hit and miss because of my other commitments. I have attached a pic of the installation status. Basically it incorporates 3 laminova intercoolers in a air to water inter-cooling system.

Mike

Mike,

It looks great. I'm really looking forward to hearing how the new laminova intercooler performs...especially now that Dave is telling me my MP FMIC is too small for my blower/engine combo.

David
 

XxSlowpokexX

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WIth Casey making 800rwhp plus with a stock stang lower, stock TB and a home made upper.....I cant see this manifold helping out the turbo guys that much and..At least from a HP to $ standpoint.
 

white95v6

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WIth Casey making 800rwhp plus with a stock stang lower, stock TB and a home made upper.....I cant see this manifold helping out the turbo guys that much and..At least from a HP to $ standpoint.

i guess stock valves are ok too. i mean i went 9.7s and made well over 500rwhp with stock FORD issued 95 valves.
 

XxSlowpokexX

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i guess stock valves are ok too. i mean i went 9.7s and made well over 500rwhp with stock FORD issued 95 valves.

Comes down to how much you want to spend to get to a certain level. Corey made 550 rwhp with stock splitport heads and stock cam...

When I had my turbo car running back in the day there was little gain for me when I was swapping intakes. I ended up with a dual tunnel ram custom intale with an 80mmTB,,Which gave me little gain from my original 70mm TB and gt40 intake. And that was at the 700 plus rwhp range (Its a v8 car). HP is addicting but I have given up on trying to squeeze as much as I cna out of a combination for a tenth or even a few tenths. I do understand if a tenth or two is crucual to you...But the hp to $ just isnt there forced induction wise. Naturally aspirated is another story...for me at least
 
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