Starnge piece fell out of intake manifold...please help!

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2009: Starnge piece fell out of intake manifold...please help!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kent Greenhalgh on Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 01:21 pm:

I removed this manifold http://n8wct.com/modelt/IMG_0496.jpg

and this piece fell out of the intake side http://n8wct.com/modelt/IMG_0503.jpg http://n8wct.com/modelt/IMG_0502.jpg

Does anybody know what Ive got here?

Thanks much!

-Kent


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr. on Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 01:33 pm:

Could it be the venturii out of the carb, or more likely, some previous carb? Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr. on Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 01:50 pm:

Or possibly a heat-riser of some sort? Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adam Doleshal on Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 02:54 pm:

I have (or had) the same manifold and I'm pretty sure that is a part of the heat exchanger inside that manifold that keeps intake and exhaust gasses from mixing. I'm suprised your car still runs...

I also see you have a Stromberg carb. You will get more out of your engine if you change back to a standard intake and exhaust manifold. The manifold setup you have was for getting poor quality fuel to work better and tends to have the opposite effect on todays fuels. Plus, those setups can be problematic sometimes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern Ca. on Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 02:55 pm:

Looks like it is made to bridge the two castings and provide a venturi that would be surrounded by the exhaust heat to vaporize the poor gas of the day. It would be intersting to see the engine side of the unit and the inside of the intake chamber.


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