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Blower intake

Posted: Sun 2. Dec 2018, 14:07
by mercmike
Anybody want to part with a blower intake for a MEL?

Re: Blower intake

Posted: Wed 5. Dec 2018, 09:59
by FrozenMerc
What are you going to use the engine for?

The reason I ask is that Weiand made the only "mass" produced MEL blower intakes, they pop up on E-bay from time to time, typically cost $1500 to $2500 depending on quality. The problem with the Weiand is that they were essentially a race only manifold. There is no provision for water or a thermostat with the Weiand intake. Also, the distributor needs to be relocated as it interferes with the Weiand intake. I am working on making a street friendly MEL blower intake with water, thermostat provisions, and distributor clearance, but I switched jobs and moved across the country this summer and have not got my shop back up and running.

There is a picture of the CAD model for the new intake I am working on getting produced atached. Hopefully I will have cast aluminum parts by the end of 2019. I also am willing to sell my Weiand once I get a functional prototype of new intake built.

Re: Blower intake

Posted: Thu 6. Dec 2018, 16:23
by Chris430
mercmike wrote:
Sun 2. Dec 2018, 14:07
Anybody want to part with a blower intake for a MEL?
Mike,
I posted this on another forum. Looks like there is a guy with one in the works.

http://fepower.net/simplemachinesforum/ ... pic=6751.0

Re: Blower intake

Posted: Fri 7. Dec 2018, 12:29
by FrozenMerc
I am that guy. I am a member here too, but for what ever reason, the forum wouldn't let me make the same post here.

Re: Blower intake

Posted: Fri 14. Dec 2018, 14:07
by mercmike
Are you still going to make these? If so when will they be ready?
Mike

Re: Blower intake

Posted: Wed 19. Dec 2018, 11:19
by FrozenMerc
I am going to make at least one for myself for sure. Hopefully I can get the first one made during this coming summer and verify that it will work and fit up correctly. After that I will decide if it makes sense to make more. The first couple will come off of sand cast molds with 3D-Printed cores to keep the tooling cost down, unfortunately, that also means the piece price will be higher.

Re: Blower intake

Posted: Mon 7. Jan 2019, 15:14
by Fordman1
Any updates? Approximate costs? Timelines? Exciting news that there is another option other than hoping to find one on ebay!