Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Sequim, Washington
Re: Low rise intake BBC Intake manifolds
I would prefer to go with an alloy manifold and alloy heads as this thing has a serious weight distribution problem that a bunch of Chevy cast iron wouldn't help with. 990lbs front, 2110 rear. It'll drop the horizon out of sight with little effort now. The Olds is probably still lighter than a BBC with all the alloy I can put on it.
I guess I need to see if we can measure the LS6 and get an approximate distance from crank centerline to carb flange, and get the firewall out of the 'vair (is it a Torvair, or a Coronado) and measure it. At least with my friends LS6 available perhaps I can get that measurement.
I know the deck height on the Olds is over .8 higher than the Chev, but that can all be eaten up with head thickness and port location as to exactly the height of the engine.
Tom, you mention low profile aircleaner, and I have one that's fairly low, but did you have anything in particular in mind when you said that?
1937 Master DeLuxe 2dr sedan, 250 six with 2 deuces and split manifold
1966 El Camino, 250, stick N over
1966 Corvair Corsa, 455 Olds,
1972 Vega V8