OrthmannJ wrote:Man, every time I see one of those manifolds it just shocks me how big they are!
Yeah they are pretty enormous. One of the reasons why, among semi-traditional hot rod stuff, FE intake selection is one of the more difficult engines to find a good intake for. In fact there have been books written about nothing but intake selection (Jay Brown's The Great FE Intake Comparo). It's not often you'd see a single plane intake on a work truck and have it work well!
The intake is at the machine shop getting the head sides milled slightly, just to make sure they're flat. I may have it ceramic coated, not sure yet if I want it shiney or blue.