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Username Post: 53,54,55 Corvette 235 Dual Exh manifold        (Topic#358783)
cbmkr56 
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11-11-19 03:38 PM - Post#2779998    

I have found a 235 Corvette dual exhaust manifold, It has a date code of E 8 6, Which would make it a replacement part, which makes sense as it has a very light coat of gray paint on it. There is also a 51-52 235 NOS power glide bare head.
I am wondering of value due to the fact that it is not a 53-55 production date.
Any ideas. I have seen prices all over the place on these..



 


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11-11-19 05:41 PM - Post#2780010    
    In response to cbmkr56

My take is the Corvette dual exhaust has a limited market of either: Unrestored '53-'54 Corvettes (of which there aren't many around anymore) or 6-banger Chevy hot rodders, (of which the supply is also limited). So I wouldn't pay a crazy price for it, when a person could get a Fenton or even a dual set-up fabricated from a stock exhaust manifold for a lot less.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
mark50 
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11-13-19 12:46 PM - Post#2780109    
    In response to cbmkr56

I have a Corvette dual exhaust manifold on my 235 (1950 Fleetline) and I love it! I'm sort of surprised that more Chevy 6 cylinder guys don't run them— aside from the cost prohibitive price of entry of course. They have the heat chamber that bolts to the intake, an Offenhauser in my case, and it works great. I've had Fenton's before and in my experience the factory heat set-up works pretty well and gets the engine running nice a lot sooner.
The downside is that the outlets are further back than Fentons and that will mess will linkage and E-brake linkages in a stock situation. In my case nearly everything under the hood is modified somehow and I wanted the outlets further back anyway to allow me to run a 57 generator/power steering pump.
As for price, if you can score one for under $500 you're doing well. Lately I've heard they've pushed into the $1,000 area but like anything parts related, it's what someone is prepared to pay!



 


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