Intake manifold dimensions or variants questions

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Intake manifold dimensions or variants questions
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 04:56 am:

Hi
... there are several measures of intake manifolds?
On my coupelet 1918 is the gas tank in the back of turtledeck, should then carburetor then be lower installed?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:01 am:

Ake,

No, your 1918 would use the standard intake manifold.

Note for the early 1915 Centerdoor sedans they did use a slightly longer intake for a very short period of time because that take was located under the rear seat. (Moved to under the driver's front seat on the 1916 and later Centerdoors.)

Ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/I-O.htm#man which says:


1914-1926 (intake manifold)
Same as 1914 type. The 1915 sedan which had the fuel tank under the rear seat used a longer intake manifold (which lowered the carburetor) for better fuel flow to the carburetor.

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:15 am:

Ake,

Please see: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/451384.html for photo of original longer Ford intake on Centerdoor as well as accessory long intake manifold.

Note from memory, Ford dropped the longer manifold and specified the use of one brand of the carburetors they were already using on the Centerdoors. But I don't have that reference handy. There is a chance it is in Bruce's book under the 1915 Centerdoor section, if not there then possibly under the expanded section on the 1915 cars. The ref at: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/doc15.htm states:

JAN 7, 1915 Acc. 509, Letter, Ford Archives
Longer intake manifold now standard on sedans.

Respectfully submitted,

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