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    Default Rare Possible Prototype M1 2-bbl Intake Manifold

    A customer Keith dropped off an intake manifold in which the OEM fuel rails wouldn’t fit. I’d never seen this intake before. It looks like an M1 2-bbl but there are several differences:

    1. It appears to have a Chrysler part number but ii is not designated with a “P” part number: 53031728AA
    2. The arrangement of mounting bosses is different from the Mopar aftermarket 2-bbl.
    3. The plenum is not as tall.
    4. The intake ports at the flange are extremely square and accurate.
    5. And most notably, the injector bungs are cast and machined at a 23-degree angle where the OEM and other aftermarket intakes (Airgap, M1 4-bbl, and M1 2-bbl) have a 13-degree angle.
    6. There are other minor differences as well.

    I wonder if this intake may have been a prototype that found its way out of the scrap heap back in the day?

    To make fuel rails fit beneath the 52mm throttle body linkage without a spacer, I used the shorter Hemi 30# injectors, and sunk the injector ports further into the fuel rail. The 6AN fuel rails were also machined with 8AN ports for 8AN fittings. This intake was more of a challenge due to the extreme injector angle and short plenum.












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    To bad Dan Bennett doesn't visit anymore, I bet he would know or could look it up.
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    Yeah, I'd be interested to know. I tried searching the web to no avail.
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    Wild for sure.
    It’s amazing what can find it’s way into the wild.
    I have a set of prototype aluminum heads on my ’96.Supposedly only 5 made,and who knows where the others are.

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    I'm guessing the injector angle is to get the injector spraying directly to the valve. Which is preferred I'm told.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slammedR/T View Post
    To bad Dan Bennett doesn't visit anymore, I bet he would know or could look it up.
    He's over on Facebook. Ask there.

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    Richard, are the intake runners longer on this intake?
    They look to be, maybe an optical illusion though due to shorter plenum?
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    Richard, are the intake runners longer on this intake?
    They look to be, maybe an optical illusion though due to shorter plenum?
    I didn't actually measure them but they look to be the same. Yes, I think the shorter plenum just makes them look longer.
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    Interesting!
    I noticed the Injector angle from the pics right away.
    What finish is on the casting? Come that way or is that like a chrome powdercoat?
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    Interesting!
    I noticed the Injector angle from the pics right away.
    What finish is on the casting? Come that way or is that like a chrome powdercoat?
    Yeah, the customer had it powder coated silver.
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    That is a strange one, I bet he was glad you could make it work for him.
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