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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 09, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

I am looking for an aluminum manifold for my 327 upgrade. I am using the finned Z style covers and I would like to get a maniiold that is as close to the winters forge Z/28 manifold as I can. I have not looked for them for many years but I would suspect the originals are either too costly or fairly hard to get. I really am only going for the look of that manifold.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am currently running the stock 4 barrell manifold that comes with the 275 horse engine. And I will probably go with the stock carb if possible.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I think I can remember seeing this manifold and a cast one in some of the older Camaro catalogues. I am just not sure if they still carry them.

I have owned 3 69 Z/28s: Garnet Red 30,000 mi unrestored.
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

You will not find a winters stamped manifold on anything but a GM manifold of that style. You will also be looking at a square bore type mounting surface. These are available out on Ebay, I sold one with a cracked bolting ear for $150, referred to as a "472" casting manifold.
Edlebrock and Weind make similuar dual plane intakes, but possibaly for a few dollars more , you can get the real thing.
I personally like the air gap series. If you want one with a no name casting, might look at a Hurricane or Professional names. Beware of castings that will crack when tightening down.

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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 09, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

Sorry I guess I wasn't as clear as I thought. I have owned 3 Zs and I know about the Winters forge snowflake. I am looking for something that looks similar and I will not have to worry about cracks etc. I was hoping that someone made a repop of that intake for a reasonable price. I see the cast one on the Classic Industries site, and I thought they made an aluminum one as well. I don't like to give free advertising to the manufacturers, but if that is all that is available for a decent price I will have to go that way. Again I am not looking for anything other than the look.
Pardon my dumb question but what are the Air Gap series?

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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

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I don't like to give free advertising to the manufacturers, but if that is all that is available for a decent price I will have to go that way. Again I am not looking for anything other than the look.
Pardon my dumb question but what are the Air Gap series?
Grind the manufacturers logo off and bead blast the intake to cover it up.Air gap seperates the intake runners from the bottom of the intake to cool it off.
http://www.superchevy.com/technical/.../photo_02.html

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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 09, 12:48 PM
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

Here is a decent Youtube video testing the different Edelbrock manifolds on a SBC.

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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 09, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

Sinc: Thanks for the Vid. It is alway nice to see the actual unit in action.
So it seems that the Air gap is the best fit. I will be running my 327 with a medium cam and hopefully the quad carb.

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 09, 11:52 AM
 
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

Go w/ an ebay/swap meet Holley 300-36!

I have a new one in my bedroom closet for my next junk292/301/306 engine!

It is almost a dead-nuts copy of the good Z-28 intake except it is right at a 1/4" taller so imho, it is a true high-rise!

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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 09, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

Thanks PDQ I will keep my eye out for a 300-36. Has anyone tried one of these.
It says it is good for all small blocks up to 86. Any issues.
https://store.gmperformanceparts.com/store/SelectProd.do?prodId=7497&redir=true&manufacturer= GM&category=Intake&#37;20Manifold&name=Low%20profi le%20aluminum%20four%20barrel%20manifold%20&model= <!--10185063-->

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 09, 07:25 PM
 
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Having trouble pulling it up??

What is it?

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 09, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

It is from the GM performance catalogue. For some reason you have to cut and paste the url.
Part # 10185063
Low profile aluminum four barrel manifold
Intake manifold, ZZ series
Aluminum manifold used on all ZZ series 350 HO engines
Can be used on all small-blocks through 1986
Dual-pattern carburetor flange is approximately 1/2 lower than the 1970 LT1 intake, yet produces the same horsepower
Provisions for all late-model accessory brackets, EGR, and an integral hot air choke
A heat shield can be mounted underneath for improved
The price is $292 at the Chev parts counter.
Only symbol on it is a bowtie.
I like the look.
Any thoughts.

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Glacier Blue, documented Canadian Z
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 09, 01:14 PM
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

i think GM still sells the "Z/28" intake- but like everything else like it, you gotta mortgage your house and sell your first born child into servitude to afford it.
a plain old Edelbrock RPM would look the closest, and you could probably get a used one for $75-$100. otherwise there is the Weiand 8004- fill and grind off the big "W" on the top of the intake runner, and it would look pretty close to stock. it even has the firing order cast into it like a stock intake. i've got a nice one for sale for $50 if you'd like it- shoot me a PM if interested. it is painted orange, but is otherwise in almost perfect condition. i bought it new in 2005 and just took it off the car last week.

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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 09, 09:41 PM
 
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

Imho, the old 300-36 will be dam near dead-nuts OK here.

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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 09, 04:45 AM
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

brian i installed the zz4 intake on my 350 and it seems to work well and looks good.i am also running GM finned valve covers. my carb guy highly recommended them if going after market. picked up a brand new one on epay for under $100.
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 09, 06:56 AM
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

What is the going price on a 472 intake?? I know where one is with the center divider cut down mebbee 1/2 inch but other than that seems pretty decent.. Gotta be cleaned up.. To go along with the '69 intake he also has a dated '70 Holley List 4555 GM p/n 3972121 original unit..
How much in Cdn funds for the intake w/ carb??
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 09, 07:02 AM
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Re: Best Aftermarket Z/28 style intake

Gonna ask the question on the "What it's worth" portion of the Board..
Sorry if I side-tracked the thread..
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