The Anderson Timer gets a lot of good publicity, but not much is mentioned about the Anderson Accessory Manifold.
I bought a new in the box Anderson Accessory Manifold about 30 years ago and decided to try it on my 1926 Roadster with a newly rebuilt engine.
While it seems to operate OK, the low end torque is not improved as much as I would like to have in the engine.
The engine is still a little tight and may account by the situation I noted.
Is anyone else using one of those manifolds?
Would they be highly recommended?
Was it the same company? If it was I wonder how many improved parts they made for 'T's?
I have experience with only one of these on my good friends T. It worked but there was a small intake leak we couldn't get rid of (warped?). I also feel these were a period solution to help vaporize low quality gas, now not a problem. I see a preheat intake then the manifold heats it again. This has to hurt performance. Would be interesting to try it without the preheat horn.
ACCESSORY OF THE DAY 12/18/09 ANCO COMBO INTAKE/EXHAUST MANIFOLD.
Here's the link.
James,just a heads up on that coil. Get it to the other side of engine and away from heat if you want it to hold up.
Good catch Jack, I must be getting old, I missed it till you pointed it out.
You can hang the coil from the rad rod. It is out of the way and easy to reach if needed.
Jack, the last T I had also had the coil in the same location for about 15 years with no problem.
James - Getting back to the subject of your ANCO combination manifold, I'm curious why you were expecting an improvement in low end torque???
I can't comment on the ANCO, but I have a Wilmo combination manifold (same basic design as the ANCO) on my '27 depot hack, and altho' I've only got a couple hundred miles on my rebuilt engine and the newly installed Wilmo, the engine runs very, very well.
I especially like the fact that there is very little chance of manifold warping with that big massive one-piece combination manifold casting.
Thanks for starting this thread James; I'm interested in other combination manifold users thoughts too,.....harold
Harold, I was looking for an improvement in low end torque.
My real problem might be the 3/4 race cam that I have no details on why it is named that way, but the engine has been run at 65 mph in the past and will go up all hills in high gear with a good start speed, but just can't accelerate on the hill.
I had the same complaint with the Full Flow NH Carb.
I have had one and don't feel it offers any performance advantage compared to the factory cast iron intake. Looks neat though.
I use these manifolds on 2 of our T's and really like them but really can't say how much improvement there was in performance. But they do look good and I will continue to buy them when I can find them. And I have never found one that was warped. Maybe bad threads but not warped.
James,I'm curious,what kind of carb you have on there?
how much are these worth?
I, too, have them on two cars, and looking for another. I think they improve performance, but maybe it is just the power of positive thinking.