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Old 08-21-2007, 10:42 PM
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moparist wrote: >>I'm surprised you've found so many low block manifolds. As far as I've rewad and been told, almost NO aftermarket low block manifolds were made. <<

You have to be kidding. Weiand made a inline 4x2 180 degree manifold,and Cragar,Moon,and I THINK Offenhauser made 4x2 and 6x2 long intakes. In fact,the Weiand inline 4x2 that you see on ebay 3 or 4 times a year ONLY fits the 276 and 291 DeSotos.

As far as I know,nobody ever made any aftermarket intakes for the 330 and 341 DeSotos. I know I never saw one. Of course,the 4x2 and 6x2 log intakes fit all DeSoto hemi's from 1952 to 1957,but stricktly speaking they were built for the low deck engines,and just happen to work with the tall deck engines because they are log intakes.

Anyhow,here are some current DeSoto hemi intake manufacturers. They make 4x2 and 6x2 long intakes that fit all the DeSoto hemi's. There is also a guy welding together U-Fab log ram intakes,but I don't have his contact info handy right at this time. I think he posts over on the hemi board.

The guy below bought the rights to reproduce the old Weiand inline 4x2 intake that I lust after,and has been "going to start making them" for about 3 or 4 years now. Looks like what he really did was guarantee nobody else makes t hem.

>>A guy was advertising on Ebay a while back that he'd build a sheet metal manifold with 1 or 2 4-bbl carbs or multiple 2 bbl carbs. Haven't seen his auctions lately.<<

I THINK this may be the same guy that posts on the hemi board.

I bought my adapter kit from TW Waters ( he works thru Ebay. Go to Ebay<<

Thanks for the tip.

>> You use the small Mopar starter with this rig. Hot heads will grind the cam for $125 and will modify the cam to fit under their aluminum front cover for another $150. This allows you to use a Cheeby water pump and save about 200 lbs over the original DeSoto front cover and water pump. <<

200 lbs? YIKES! I may have to look into that one.

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