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Does anyone happen to know the height for a stock 69 351w 4V intake manifold? I have a 2V now, but it would help knowing what fits for future considerations like EFI or even various manifolds for carbs.

The parts numbers are: C90E-9425-B, C90E-9425-D, or C90E-9425-E

Thanks

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31 minutes ago, stangs-R-me said:

I would think the stock Ford 2V & 4V 351W intakes would be the same height since you could get a Shaker on either one ... and as far as I know, there is only one 351W Shaker assy.

Doug

  

Yes thanks, I was thinking the same thing

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6 hours ago, EastYorkStang said:

With my car I had an Edelbrock Performer RPM. This put the shaker in direct contact with the hood. After researcing intakes I found their Torker manifold to be the stock height. This cured the clearance issue.

FYI, the Edelbrock Torker II #5081 has a pad height of 4.150, which is 1.015" higher than stock. No web hits on just a "Torker".

Edelbrock has given me multiple numbers which were ALL erroneous for the stock carb pad height. Since we now know that the stock height is 3.0" (thanks to 69Mach1 M code), its easy to make a round chunk of plywood of the proper thickness and stick it on top of your air cleaner and see how close it gets to the hood before investing in a new intake that may not fit. If you've got a shaker, you can make a plywood spacer and stick it under the carb to check the height. 

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7 hours ago, EastYorkStang said:

From Edelbrocks website.

Manifold height: A-3.55", B-4.75", same as stock; Carb pad height: 4.15";

My shaker fits nicely in the opening not too high. If the 3" spec was correct my shaker would be lower

What part number manifold is that for?

I don't have a shaker, but my completely stock 351w 2V manifold has a 1" spacer under the carb (actually 1.025"). Are you accounting for that? The manifold is 3", the spacer is 1", the carb is 3.25", and whatever room is left is for the air cleaner under the hood or shaker assembly that goes through the hood. I can't argue what the shaker does- I just don't know. My effort was to see what manifold would fit under the hood for a 4v carb or EFI without modifying the hood, engine mounts, etc.

 69Mach1 M code has stated the carb pad height for a stock 4v manifold is 3.0", and unless someone can show me other front and rear numbers for a stock manifold, I'm going with that. I don't believe what Edelbrock is saying because the numbers change depending on who you talk to. They don't seem to really know what the stock manifold height is, and without that you have no basis for comparison.

Edit: Here is an example of more double talk from Edelbrock- I received this email from their tech department only moments ago:

Hello Terry, our Website changed so we are now able to Sell Consumer Direct and our Merger with the Comp Cams Group, we are not The Edelbrock Group, our Performer Intake Manifold # 2181 for your application is the same height as Factory OE 4-bbl Intake Manifolds, and it is 4.07” Tall, The PRM Intake Manifold # 7181 is 4.80” tall so right at 3/4" Taller, hope this helps you.

 

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Don't know if this will help or not Terry and remember I'm old and going on memory here. In my 69 everything on the front of the chassis  anyway was completely stock. I had the Edelbrock RPM performer, no carb spacer, the FiTech and a 2 inch thick aftermarket air filter. I used clay on top of filter housing and shut the hood, I had about .9 thousand of an inch clearance.

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4 hours ago, det0326 said:

Don't know if this will help or not Terry and remember I'm old and going on memory here. In my 69 everything on the front of the chassis  anyway was completely stock. I had the Edelbrock RPM performer, no carb spacer, the FiTech and a 2 inch thick aftermarket air filter. I used clay on top of filter housing and shut the hood, I had about .9 thousand of an inch clearance.

Thanks Dave, do you remember if the air cleaner had a drop base?

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I measured the Weiand 8023WND intake on the engine and the results are 6 inches in the back and 4-1/2 inches in the front; Carb pad height = 5.25 inches.

I double checked the measurements I posted above for the original cast iron intake and stand by them. The p/n is C90E-9425-E with a casting date of 9E15. I purchased the car in the mid-80's from the original owner. 

The scene where Ken Miles was hammering on the boot to provide clearance for the mandatory spare tire is flashing through my head now ................ 

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