Rambler V8 Intake Manifold Ideas

327 4bbl intake manifold
327 4bbl intake manifold

Shown below is a comparison of the Hilborn SB Chevy and Rambler V8 intake manifolds. The SB Chevy (350) intake appears to be a good candidate for ADAPTING to the Rambler V8 engine. The SBC intake is physically narrower than the Rambler intake and is slightly shorter. Both the SBC and Rambler intakes share a near-perfect port size and pairing, so the manifold adapters should work well, mating the "Brand-X Chevy" intake to the Rambler V8 cylinder heads.

Another difference between the two intakes are their mounting face angles. The Rambler measures 45-degrees each side, totalling 90-degrees, while the SB Chevy measures 35-degrees for a total angle of 110-degrees. These angle differences do complicate the fabrication of an adapter since flat stock can't be used (like was done on the AMC-to-Rambler intake adapters).

AMC to Rambler adaptations:
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Hilborn Idea
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