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Old 03-20-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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Intake manifold upgrades?

I am seriously thinking about replacing the old cast iron intake, when i go in to update/replace all the smog items soon.

I was thinking about the Edelbrock Performer 2.0 #2161.
Has to be smog compliant.
My M/H does not have an EGR, so that would work.
I was interested to know if anyone else had done this upgrade and if it was worth it?
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:38 PM   #2
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Well, I put some time into research and came up with some interesting info....

Edelbrock and the Chevy community say the Performer Intake is a good piece of equipment, and flow/performs better that the stock unit. The word is that it should make a little more power, and a little better MPG.
Add that to my Banks headers, and it seems like a win-win.
Plus, it looks nice!

The best option for power and economy would have been an "Air Gap" style manifold, as it keeps the intake runners cooler, and therefore the charge denser, but the only ones available are for higher RPM use, and not smog legal.

Now, I did find out that even tho my '84 did not come with an EGR, I decided to get the EGR ready Manifold, and the part number is #3761. That way, I can block it off as my current intake is, or add one if I find later that it should have had one.

Now armed with all this info, I went searching... and found a good used one locally for $100!
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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$100, what a great deal! I haven't had one of the Performer manifolds, was always on my "To Do" list. I have had great results with Edelbrock's Performer carbs. Basically a very high quality (arguably, better than original) knock off of a Carter AFB.

I'll be watching for progress.
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Yes, I am hopeful that it works good.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
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It arrived!
With the insane gas prices, it was cheaper to ship it than go get it!

Needs a good clean, but no cracks, and all threaded holes look great!


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