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Old 04-07-2006, 10:26 AM   #21
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I have not flow tested the manifolds yet, but plan to do so. In addition, I will also be making some additional testing with some modified S1 exhaust manifolds and as we speak, I am having some S1 flanges being made.
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Man this is getting confusing. I been reading alot of old threads and pretty much everybody says to do ported manifolds if can't afford headers. Now this info??? I was planing on ordering some mani'* soon I guess I'll hold off for awhile and see where this goes.
I still believe that ported manis is a good way to go and I don't think this info discredits that belief. The discussion here is just about the extent of improvement you get and the relative flow rates, front-to-back. I think that if you ask anyone here who has PEMs, they will tell you the improvement is significant.

I'm sure that I will be ordering ported manis, but not for a year or so. My own reasons.
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I have not flow tested the manifolds yet, but plan to do so. In addition, I will also be making some additional testing with some modified S1 exhaust manifolds and as we speak, I am having some S1 flanges being made.
I know this is way off topic here sorta... But judging by the flow rate of the Series II manifolds would we be able to have a set of Tubular manifolds made for the series II engines for better flow? I'll guess that headers would be better in terms of flow, But could a set of Tubular Manifolds for the Series II be a good alternative if we could get anyone to make them?

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difference between headers and tubular mani'* are?
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Headers share a common collection point. Manifolds dump into a common tube, but not at the same point.
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You'd be looking at a BIG cost I'd bet to have tubulars made.
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First a question...on flowing the rear SI and SII manifold was air flowed through the ports with the crosover blocked, or was the crosover and the ports fed air?
if this is the case then it may be a more cost effective mod to just get a rear header and utilize the factory front/crossover without the added cost of also getting a front header manufactured.

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I have not flow tested the manifolds yet, but plan to do so. In addition, I will also be making some additional testing with some modified S1 exhaust manifolds and as we speak, I am having some S1 flanges being made.
I know this is way off topic here sorta... But judging by the flow rate of the Series II manifolds would we be able to have a set of Tubular manifolds made for the series II engines for better flow? I'll guess that headers would be better in terms of flow, But could a set of Tubular Manifolds for the Series II be a good alternative if we could get anyone to make them?
on that topic i will be taking the SII flanges and modfying the SI manifolds (tubing and log) to use the larger id SI tubing with the SII port flanges on my SI/SII Hybrid...
of course the main reason i am doing this is because it'* getting turbocharged and with deleting the stock dump i will be changing the angle of a couple of the tubes where they dump into the log, and i want to see how that works before i go making the 304 stainless one'* in the future (as i may make a manifold type with a stepped "log" at that point vs headers (too much thermal loss with all the extra surface area)

nice work fella'*, nice to see this stuff is getting sorted out

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Seems worthwhile dusting this off. Marty...I found something interesting. I went to swap my rear manifold finally ... Looking at the new versus old, I think I see why the flow tests you had done yielded the results they did.

Travis from Hulkspeed personally pulled the new one off a 97 Bonne, my original came off my 97 Bonne. Unfortunately I do not have the original drivers door on my car and don't know my production date. The manifolds seem the same except port size, outlet size and the collar that sticks out of the new manifold. Otherwise..the bends and things look identical.
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I'm working with Travis at Hulkspeed to get the problem remedied.
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nice socks.....

and its interesting......he says they were off a 97eh??? maybe it was a early or late production vehicle that had a different set of manis on it all together??? cause I know the PN'* were different for the different years
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Jr's3800 mentioned offline to me that they look like 95-96'*.

Which brings up my point of neither Travis or I knowing the production dates of the 97'* we are dealing with. His was probably an early 97 wearing 96 manis before they made the change over.
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