Vintage Chevrolet Club - Forums
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of all Chevrolets and GMCs.


Owner: Rustoholic
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
216 or 235 dual exhaust manifold #231478
01/20/12 02:48 AM
01/20/12 02:48 AM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 174
MN
C
cisgww Offline OP

Shade Tree Mechanic
cisgww  Offline OP

Shade Tree Mechanic
C
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 174
MN
Been pondering how a 216 was performance enhanced "old school" style back in the 40s or 50s. Usually involved split manifolds. Here is one from GM. Has anyone seen one before or know it's original application?

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/320825918837?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_2249wt_1026][/url]

Re: 216 or 235 dual exhaust manifold [Re: cisgww] #231479
01/20/12 02:51 AM
01/20/12 02:51 AM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 174
MN
C
cisgww Offline OP

Shade Tree Mechanic
cisgww  Offline OP

Shade Tree Mechanic
C
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 174
MN
Try pasting this into your browser until I figure out how to post a link.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/320825918837?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_2249wt_1026

Re: 216 or 235 dual exhaust manifold [Re: cisgww] #231497
01/20/12 02:05 PM
01/20/12 02:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,178
Helena Mt
G
glyn Offline

ChatMaster - 1,000
glyn  Offline

ChatMaster - 1,000
G
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,178
Helena Mt
Performance inhancement is all in our mind said the Salem Oregon police officer writing me an excessive noise ticket in 1951. talk.

Re: 216 or 235 dual exhaust manifold [Re: glyn] #231512
01/20/12 04:41 PM
01/20/12 04:41 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,136
Valley Springs California
kevin47 Offline

ChatMaster - 3,000
kevin47  Offline

ChatMaster - 3,000
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,136
Valley Springs California
That's what "the old lady" said as I swallowed the little blue pill..circa 2012...


1947 Fleetmaster Sport Coupe VCCA # 47475

If it's not wearing a Bowtie...It's not properly dressed...!
Re: 216 or 235 dual exhaust manifold [Re: cisgww] #231546
01/20/12 10:41 PM
01/20/12 10:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,480
South Central Kansas
Tiny Offline

ChatMaster - 4,000
Tiny  Offline

ChatMaster - 4,000
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,480
South Central Kansas
Originally Posted By: cisgww
Try pasting this into your browser until I figure out how to post a link.


You mean like this?

With the URL you want to link too copied to your clipboard, click the second button from the left in your text window. It's the one with a globe and link of chain. A small window will open. Right click in that window and paste the URL you have copied into it. Click OK. Another small window will open asking you to name the link. Give it a name and click OK. I named mine "You mean like this?". When you do that the UBB code to create a hypelink will appear in your text box. Click Preview Post to make sure the link is working. When everything is kosher click Submit.


VCCA Member 43216
Save a life, adopt a senior shelter pet.
Re: 216 or 235 dual exhaust manifold [Re: Tiny] #231548
01/20/12 10:48 PM
01/20/12 10:48 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 9,663
Vancouver, WA
AntiqueMechanic Offline

AntiqueMechanic  Offline


ChatMaster - 9,000
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 9,663
Vancouver, WA



Or copy the eBay number 320825918837 from his URL and past into the eBay search.


devil Agrin


RAY
Member Chat Group - Non-Geographical Region

Chevradioman
http://www.vccacolumbiariverregion.org/



If you need a shoulder to cry on, pull off to the side of the road.

Death is the number 1 killer in the world.


Re: 216 or 235 dual exhaust manifold [Re: AntiqueMechanic] #233270
02/04/12 09:33 PM
02/04/12 09:33 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,214
Dayton Ohio
J
junkyardjeff Offline

ChatMaster - 1,000
junkyardjeff  Offline

ChatMaster - 1,000
J
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,214
Dayton Ohio
I wish I would have seen that.


VCCA #45194
Re: 216 or 235 dual exhaust manifold [Re: junkyardjeff] #233394
02/06/12 02:29 AM
02/06/12 02:29 AM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 174
MN
C
cisgww Offline OP

Shade Tree Mechanic
cisgww  Offline OP

Shade Tree Mechanic
C
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 174
MN
Thanks for the education on urls. My question still stands, what is the application for that manifold?

Re: 216 or 235 dual exhaust manifold [Re: cisgww] #233406
02/06/12 04:04 AM
02/06/12 04:04 AM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 25,124
West Allis,Wi.
Chev Nut Offline

Chev Nut  Offline


ChatMaster - 25,000
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 25,124
West Allis,Wi.
The application would be 1950 1962 235 engine. The intake is for a 235 engine as is the exhaust. The exhaust man. would work on a 1937 but wouls not fit the 216 intake manifold. The "pair " would fit a 1937 engine but a special exhaust pipe wouold be necessary d for the stock (front) location. Would require a larger 235 carburetor if the intake was used. that would produce more power).
The 1937-1939 engines require a lot of little changes to get them to produce more power over 3000 RPM. They were designed to produce a lot of torque at low RPM's. What you can do to the engine dependson where you want (at what RPM) te power to kick in.To increase the power at higher RPM"s you will losse some at lower RPM"s.
Milling the head .125" will increse power and fuel mileage. Stronger valve springs and a 1940 and up fiber timing gear (will alter valve timing) will give a little more higher RPM power.


Chevgene
Re: 216 or 235 dual exhaust manifold [Re: Chev Nut] #233517
02/07/12 03:40 AM
02/07/12 03:40 AM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 174
MN
C
cisgww Offline OP

Shade Tree Mechanic
cisgww  Offline OP

Shade Tree Mechanic
C
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 174
MN
Thanks Gene!

Can you suggest any literature to learn more on enhancing a 37 216? Or any year 216?

How does the 40 timing gear change or improve valve timing? What about a different camshaft?

Anyone else out there that has been there, done that?


Moderated by  ken48 

Your Status
Please register or login to post or reply. Forget Your Password?
Become a Member!

JOIN THE VCCA and get access to the member-only features of the forum, including the ability to upload photos. You'll also receive our monthly magazine "Generator & Distributor". Yearly membership as low as $25!

Helpful Links
Reset Your Password
Kill Your Cookies
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 2 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Member Photos
1942 Chevrolet oldies
1918 Model D-4
My Chevys
My 31' Chevy Show
What is missing?
31' headlight reflectors re-silvered at home
Newest Members
Stickdude, Achipmunk, centercut, Ilike461019, DanPryor
15121 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums69
Topics49,964
Posts362,269
Members15,121
Most Online304
Jun 18th, 2016
 

Notice: Any comments posted herein do not necessarily reflect the official position of the VCCA.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1