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#1 croc7

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 11:58 PM

I'm considering buying an inlet manifold from Maniflow.  Any thoughts on how it compares with the one sold by Mini Spares?  Or thoughts on any other inlets.  I have one manufactured by Howley but its more garage art than anything else.  Its been around the block a few times.



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:04 AM

they say the Maniflow cast one is the one to get. remember that big is not always best.



#3 croc7

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:49 AM

Yep, the cast alloy one is the one I was interested in trying.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 09:26 AM

Read the section about manifolds.

https://calverst.com...fo/carburation/



#5 Turbo Phil

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 11:53 AM

In terms of airflow the cast Maniflow inlet is the best I’ve tested for a single carb.
What engine spec is it for ?

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#6 luismx123

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:04 PM

In terms of airflow the cast Maniflow inlet is the best I’ve tested for a single carb.
What engine spec is it for ?

Phil.

how does it compare to the howleys? I know there are different carb mounting flanges for 1.5 and 1.75 inch but regardless... Wouldbe interesting to know the difference!



#7 croc7

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 03:02 PM

Fat finger post.  Oops


Edited by croc7, 26 June 2020 - 07:24 PM.


#8 croc7

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 03:03 PM

Slow learner.  Disregard.
 


Edited by croc7, 26 June 2020 - 07:25 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 03:05 PM

1360, HIF44, 10:1 comp ratio, LCB

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 10:45 PM

A few years ago a local cylinder head expert did some flow testing for me on a couple of old classic intakes, an Oselli and a Howley.  The difference between two wasn't much at all, maybe 3 CFM.  Didn't have the chance to flow check the Mini Spares intake.  But he did convince me that unless I was looking for an intake for use on a full-out race application, there would be minimal benefit in changing from the Mini Spares intake to the Maniflow-saying that the most performance gain would be through the use of a well prepared head and camshaft choice.  Makes sense to me.


Edited by croc7, 26 June 2020 - 10:46 PM.





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