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Multi Carb manifolds

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Mon 21. Feb 2011, 18:44

Theo, you can move this thread around if you like. This seemed like the place to put archival pictures of MEL multi carb manifolds.

First, the original Marauder manifold. Correct me if I am wrong, but these manifolds were cast for FoMoCo by Moon.
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Original marauder tripower manifold FoMoCo
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Second, A hilborne vintage fuel injection system
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Vintage Hilborn MEL fuel injection system
Third, A Weiand Drag Star 8X2 manifold
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Weiand Drag star 8X2 manifold


Fourth, An Edelbrock LM6 6x2 MEL intake manifold
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Edelbrock LM6 6X2 manifold MEL
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Last, for now, a photo of the original Marauder tripower aircleaner
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Re: Multi Carb manifolds

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Mon 21. Feb 2011, 19:31

Another one. This is the Edelbrock L300, Edelbrock's answer to the original Marauder manifold. Note that it is not drilled for Holley 2300's.
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Re: Multi Carb manifolds

Post by Theo » Tue 22. Feb 2011, 07:37

Nice compilation. Is the last manifold slightly off set or is it just a matter of how it was photographed?
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Re: Multi Carb manifolds

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Sat 5. Mar 2011, 17:16

I think it's just the photo..
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Re: Multi Carb manifolds

Post by Theo » Sun 6. Mar 2011, 12:49

All right, I see. The FE sidewinder manifold sprang into mind when I suspected it to slightly off ;)
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Re: Multi Carb manifolds

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Mon 4. Jul 2011, 17:44

Not sure where to put these photos, but this is an engine that was recently sold on ebay... $5500 US complete and rebuilt if I remember. That's a reasonable price all in all. I have not seen these water cooled manifolds before, I have Edelbrocks, but these are not Edelbrock. This engine was built for a drag boat project, so it is a marine marauder complete with the car air cleaner.
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Drag boat marauder engine 3
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Drag boat marauder engine 2
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Re: Multi Carb manifolds

Post by 58-Pagoda » Fri 24. Feb 2012, 08:55

Here's some pics of some of the aftermarket speed equipment that was originally available for the MEL. These come from the 1960 Almquist speed equipment catalog I just got. The catalog is 115 pages and these are all I could find !! Also note that the 8x2 Weiand Drag Star log intake is only offered for Chrysler and MEL, making it quite rare. Even back in the day, MEL speed parts were limited and priced at a premium.
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Re: Multi Carb manifolds

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Sat 25. Feb 2012, 14:21

Wow, great find. A really good addition to the archives here
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Re: Multi Carb manifolds

Post by Theo » Tue 28. Feb 2012, 14:03

Ditto
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Re: Multi Carb manifolds

Post by 430 6V » Thu 15. Mar 2012, 20:17

That is cool.

I have the Weiand 6-71 intake for my Blown Mel project. Never knew it was a "Typhoon" :mrgreen:

Notice it's price compared to more popular models

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