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Finding an intake

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Finding an intake

Post #1 by Keefer » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:15 am

I have been scouring the Internet trying to find an Offenhauser intake for a long time. Even the ones I have found used on eBay are selling used for more than the new. Is there something I am missing? I'm new as a member but I have read a ton of posts here, you guy are great.

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Re: Finding an intake

Post #2 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:17 pm

Be careful when shopping for a used 300 intake. Many will have cracked or broken mounting tabs. If you are proficient at fixing cracked and broken tabs then used ones can be had for less than a new one.

In my opinion an Offy C and a Clifford are functionally equivalent, so you can widen your search. The Clifford uses bolt-in adapters so changing from a 4V to a 2V is easier.
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Re: Finding an intake

Post #3 by CoupeBoy » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:32 pm

Its a waiting game, you either have to pony up for a new one.
Or wait until one shows up for cheap.
Over the last 3 years, I've bought 2 on my local Craigslist, incidentally my most recent one is an Offenhauser 360 that I bought with a set of Hooker headers, under $100 for the pair.
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My first one was a clifford setup that I bought for $50 for the intake/header set.

Like a fool, I sold the Clifford on eBay last summer; the selling price was almost 3x what I bought the intake/header set for.
eBay is a crazy place.
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Re: Finding an intake

Post #4 by Keefer » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:36 pm

Thank you gentleman for your input. I guess I got ahead of myself on my build, I'm sending my 300 to the machinest this weekend hopefully. Was going to complement the motor with a new intake considering the carb is broken. I might try the 2v on a widened intake approach.

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Re: Finding an intake

Post #5 by Keefer » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:37 pm

Thank you for the input gentleman. Wish I would have bought these parts before I started this build. Might have to buy 2 carbs.

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Re: Finding an intake

Post #6 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:02 am

Swapping to an aftermarket intake at a later date is relatively simple. You could even reuse the 2V carb with a 4>2 adapter, something I would recommend.
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Re: Finding an intake

Post #7 by Keefer » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:13 pm

Do you think going to a 2100 style carb with an adapter on my original intake would be a good start? Then just hold out for an offenhauser c. Should I mill out any on my factory intake?

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Re: Finding an intake

Post #8 by Harte3 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:32 pm

http://classicinlines.com/logmods.asp

Read over that article. It will give you info on both using an adapter or having the intake machined for a 2v carb.
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