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Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by KimDobbins » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:48 pm

I bought an aluminum intake manifold at Hershey I’ve never seen before. The 1909-10 manifold was the dog leg style with the part number 512 cast in the back of the riser.
The next one is also aluminum, in the more traditional shape with the number 512 B2 cast in the outer section of the runner.
The one I found is the traditional style but with the large 512 cast in the rear riser. Anyone have one of these or know anything about it?
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Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by KimDobbins » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:50 pm

Second style
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Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by KimDobbins » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:52 pm

One I bought at Hershey
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Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by DanTreace » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:14 pm

Kim

Your newly purchased with the large T512 is pictured exactly in Gail Rodda's books and noted as used from late 1911-1912.
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Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by KimDobbins » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:39 am

Thanks Dan, that does look like the same one.


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Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by Pete Ratledge » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:04 am

Hi Dan and Kim, The aluminum intake manifold on my late 1911 looks like the photo that Dan put on. The numbers on it are T512B3.
I am sorry that I did not see you guys up at Hershey.
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Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by Moxie26 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:57 am

When Ford went to the cast iron intake, the interior dimensions were reduced..... perhaps to save $$$$ on expenses, or was it to limit engine power ??
I use the 1913 aluminum intake on our '26 Runabout, with a NH straight thru and I my estimation runs better than stock '26 parts.

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Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by KWTownsend » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:13 am

The intake manifold on my car is the same as on Pete's. T512B3.
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That is not surprising as our cars were made within a week and a half of each other.

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Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by KWTownsend » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:17 am

I also have one of these:
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Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by KimDobbins » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:03 pm

Thanks Keith, I talked to John Regan last night. His take on the number”512” is that it was from another supplier. I would have thought it should be 512B.

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Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Post by HornsRus » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:22 pm

mine is a t512b3 also.charley

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