Carb, manifold, cam and headers. Not necessarily in that order, these parts are still among the most popular basic bolt-ons that hot rodders choose to upgrade when the desire for better performance comes into play. Regardless of what engine you have under your hood, making the correct choice is vital to achieving the perfect combination of parts that will deliver the most horsepower, torque and satisfaction.
Carbureted Intake Manifolds
When it comes to intake manifolds, Edelbrock has been at the forefront of development and manufacturing since 1938, when Vic Edelbrock Sr. designed the first flathead manifold for his 1932 Ford Roadster. That first “Slingshot” manifold came about when Vic Sr. wanted more power from his first project car and was unhappy with how the factory manifold performed. He designed a new manifold for his Roadster’s flathead engine that eliminated the restriction that was limiting power output. It was the start of a company that would, over the years, design and manufacture thousands of intake manifolds for all different types of engines.
Single-Plane vs. Dual-Plane Explained
Edelbrock has taken the science and guesswork out of manifold selection by clearly identifying the range of performance that each manifold is most capable of delivering. Edelbrock has several styles of aluminum intake manifolds to fit different applications, all identified by plenum style and intended RPM range. Each style of manifold has characteristics that make it ideal for the application for which it was designed. Years of R&D and dyno testing in the area of induction technology have given the Edelbrock team invaluable insights into which characteristics work best under specific conditions. To insure the ultimate in quality, every Edelbrock intake manifold is cast at the ultramodern Edelbrock Aluminum Foundry and machined on high-tech CNC centers at the Edelbrock manufacturing facility in the USA. Whether you’re building a daily driver, ultra high-performance street machine or race car, an Edelbrock intake manifold will provide the power right where you want it.
Below are nine different Edelbrock intake manifold selections accompanied by a brief description as well as its operating range in RPM to help you select the best part for your application.
|PERFORMER® (IDLE – 5500 RPM) The Performer is a patented dual-plane, low-rise intake manifold with a 180° design that greatly improves torque over a wide rpm range. This bolt-on offers excellent throttle response from off-idle through 5,500 RPM. An Edelbrock Performer is an ideal choice for muscle cars, hot rods, restomods, passenger cars, custom trucks, 4x4s and RVs.|
|PRO-FLO XT (1500 – 7000 RPM) The Pro-Flo XT manifold is engineered with a large plenum and long tapered runners to deliver maximum horsepower and broad torque throughout a wide RPM range Aesthetics were also a major consideration in the design, offering a unique performance look and a choice of satin aluminum or black powder-coated finish with contrast machining. Pro-Flo XT EFI intakes accept Edelbrock Pro-Flo XT Throttle Bodies and Fuel Rails (sold separately).|
Dual-Plane Intake Manifolds
Single-Plane Intake Manifolds