This past summer, while working on my parent's farm, I came across this manifold that was totally buried in the dirt next to one of the old buildings. All that was visible was the hole from the highest carburetor mount. I dug it up and discovered that it was one of many high-performance manifolds made by Eddie Edmunds. Who knows how many years it had been buried there. Everything was rusted tight and wouldn't budge. I posted some before and after pics.
Once I got home, I had the manifold sandblasted. I bought new studs, nuts and set screws and got everything moving again. From sitting in the dirt for so many years, there is some corrosion on the two inner ports, but it is only on the exterior and will not effect how it attaches to the block.
I have tried to do some research on the internet, but have come up mostly empty-handed. I posted a pic of the only document that I have been able to find on it. I have been told by friends that probably goes to a Ford flathead-6 from the late 1940s to mid-1950s. I plan to sell it on e-bay this week and would like to post it accurately. Any information about the manifold would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Frank Harris in Long Beach, calif, put a Nickson dual manifold on his 1951 Ford six back in the 50's - he may recognise if this one looks like it would fit a Ford six.
They also made these for Plymouth/Dodge 6 cyl engines! Is there any way to tell the diff? I need one of these for a '39 Ply that I want to get going for my sister!! Thanks john
Jim, as John suggested this may be for a Mopar flathead six. There were two block lengths... 23" for Dodge and Plymouth and 25" for DeSoto and Chrysler.
Would you please measure the distance centre-to-centre for the front and back ports, and maybe we can help sort this out for you.
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Having said that I just located this photo of my 1947 Dodge 25" block (all Canadian-built cars used the longer block casting) and the ports are round. I know little about accessory manifolds but would have to assume the port shape would be basically the same as the block.
Willys/ Kaiser six, otherwise known as a Continental engine. Flathead six, 226 cubic inches, also used in trucks.
Ed: I do not think that it goes to a Willys/Kaiser, based upon this link I found today, but I could be wrong. The link doesn't say what year of Fords it was designed for.
I hope I measured the ports you wanted, which were the ones with two chambers cast into the same port. The measurement is 17".