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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:38 pm    Post subject: Accel Turbo Manifolds Reply with quote

I might have found a set of Accel Turbo Manifolds for a small block chevy.

I know it's a shot in the dark but has anybody heard good or bad things about these.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They say Accel on them....

My motto is:

If they say Accel, they do not.


Nah, I just don't like many Accel products, usually.

As long as there are no cracks or other bad damage, they should do the job of getting the exhaust gasses from the exhaust ports and fulleing it through the turbine of the turbo.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Raven wrote:
They say Accel on them....

My motto is:

If they say Accel, they do not.

That's what I feel about edelbrock stuff.

I've had good luck with Accel stuff so far.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are cast iron which keeps the heat in the exhaust gas stream. It is the heat that provides the energy to drive the turbo. They do not look paticularly large in diameter (in the log portion anyway) which may offer an exhaust restriction. Keep in mind that as you increase boost you are dynamically increasing the displacement of the engine (i.e. going from a vaccuum to a 15 pound boost effectively doubles the size of the engine and all of the forces applied to the recipricating parts there in).
Also; hopefully you also obtained the prequisite plumbing (waste gates, pop off valves, oil lines, (et. al.) as purchasing same could cost more than a prefab kit sized for your motor and driving habits.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Dave wrote:
They are cast iron which keeps the heat in the exhaust gas stream. It is the heat that provides the energy to drive the turbo. They do not look paticularly large in diameter (in the log portion anyway) which may offer an exhaust restriction. Keep in mind that as you increase boost you are dynamically increasing the displacement of the engine (i.e. going from a vaccuum to a 15 pound boost effectively doubles the size of the engine and all of the forces applied to the recipricating parts there in).
Also; hopefully you also obtained the prequisite plumbing (waste gates, pop off valves, oil lines, (et. al.) as purchasing same could cost more than a prefab kit sized for your motor and driving habits.

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I was just going to say they look a little restrictive.

But.. It looks to be coverd Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking the same thing. I was considering having them extrude honed but that is pretty expensive.

The manifolds are just what I'm looking at, they come with nothing else. I understand I'll have to get wastegates for them and all associated exhaust piping.

We'll see if the deal is right or not. Otherwise I'll wind up building a set myself.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Better option Smoke is to go the Self-Built system. If your going to be buying all the gear to complete the Set up... Why not!

And you could take advantage of the system being talored to your final set-up.

Just my thoughts. Then again I dont know how much you guys can buy off-the-shelf Parts to suit, For your application?

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