SBC To Stude - V8 Intake Adapter Plates Project

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Well, I thought of you guys today. I'd stopped in to the local scrap yard looking for some 3/8" round rod stock for a yard project. I found a couple of lengths and then glanced in the aluminum bin. Right on top was a NOS SBC Weiand 6-71 blower intake manifold; literally shiny new. I wouldn't be using it, but thought probably some one here would want to put it on these adapter plates.

The intake weighed 16#, so I figured the scrap yard charges $1 a pound to buy clean aluminum. Then came, "We can't sell any automotive parts; we don't have a wrecking yard license." So, once it's in there, it's gone. What's even more weird, the GoodGuys is in town tomorrow and that intake would probably sell for at least $100 at the swap meet. Who'd scrap it for a $10 bill?

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I'll buy it (and a pair of Jon's adapters)...
Set your price with shipping...
Jeff


PackardV8 wrote:Well, I thought of you guys today. I'd stopped in to the local scrap yard looking for some 3/8" round rod stock for a yard project. I found a couple of lengths and then glanced in the aluminum bin. Right on top was a NOS SBC Weiand 6-71 blower intake manifold; literally shiny new. I wouldn't be using it, but thought probably some one here would want to put it on these adapter plates.

The intake weighed 16#, so I figured the scrap yard charges $1 a pound to buy clean aluminum. Then came, "We can't sell any automotive parts; we don't have a wrecking yard license." So, once it's in there, it's gone. What's even more weird, the GoodGuys is in town tomorrow and that intake would probably sell for at least $100 at the swap meet. Who'd scrap it for a $10 bill?

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[quote="Jeff Rice"]I'll buy it (and a pair of Jon's adapters)...
Set your price with shipping...
Jeff

Hi, Jeff,

As I said, I tried with some persistence to buy it but the scrap yard said they're prohibited from selling anything automotive because they'd have to pay for a wrecking yard license.

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Meth head ripped it off and scrapped it.
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That is sad. :(

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So tell them you are going to melt it down for the particular grade of aluminum it is made out of.
Whack it with a hammer to show you are serious.

PackardV8 wrote:
Jeff Rice wrote:I'll buy it (and a pair of Jon's adapters)...
Set your price with shipping...
Jeff

Hi, Jeff,

As I said, I tried with some persistence to buy it but the scrap yard said they're prohibited from selling anything automotive because they'd have to pay for a wrecking yard license.

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Well... Prices are all over the place for them on Ebay.. Deals can be had...

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/blower-manifold

PackardV8 wrote: Hi, Jeff,
As I said, I tried with some persistence to buy it but the scrap yard said they're prohibited from selling anything automotive because they'd have to pay for a wrecking yard license.
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Jeff Rice wrote:So tell them you are going to melt it down for the particular grade of aluminum it is made out of.
Whack it with a hammer to show you are serious.

PackardV8 wrote:
Jeff Rice wrote:I'll buy it (and a pair of Jon's adapters)...
Set your price with shipping...
Jeff

Hi, Jeff,

As I said, I tried with some persistence to buy it but the scrap yard said they're prohibited from selling anything automotive because they'd have to pay for a wrecking yard license.

jack vines
Just be sure to whack it in the water jacket area which we cut off for our Stude's.
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This is all funny.
Not to hijack this thread...but...

Many years ago, I bought a powerglide trans. out of a junk yard in a similar manor.
I just needed the main case for a project without the tailshaft or housing. This particular trans. had a manufacturers rebuild sticker on it, was as clean as a new one. Not that I was exactly trying to cheat the yard out of a few bucks, but their "complete" trans. prices were outrageous. So...I took a cylinder head that was nearby, I picked it up, it slipped out of my hand and fell onto the tailshaft housing...putting a small hole and crack in it. All in all, I got it for a "reasonable" price..!

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Enough hacking the thread already! :) I picked up a box of goodies an hour ago. I QC'd a couple and they are as sweet as the prototype. The inserts arrived from McMaster Carr today too, (just in time manufacturing). I will get the inserts in over the holiday and ship sometime next week. I will email everyone when shipped.

Now all that said if there is anyone out there that wants some there are two more sets not spoken for, (I am keeping one of the remaining three). Still the same CASO price of $300.00 + $25.00 shipping. Once they are gone, they're gone. I would do another run but not at that price and only if "ALL" ten sets are sold up front. I would need to sell them at the $350.00 plus shipping to make it worth my while.

The good thing is that the product is electronically documented and saved so that it will not disappear.

Later, I got oil pans to build.

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I love it. Our Kinsler injection system will arrive late next week. Then I will have one of my buddies do the mods and we will mount it on my engine and take pictures. Feels almost like Christmas.
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VERY reasonable price.
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Stewed,

Do you want a set?

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Hmm, wonder how difficult adapting the AirFow Research's plastic manifold might be.

How's that for different...a plastic, Chevy manifold on a Stude engine. Light weight, hardly no heat transfer, single and dual plane (though made for larger engines!).

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3x2stude wrote:Stewed,

Do you want a set?

JK
No,just commenting.Thanks.
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