Aftermarket Intake Manifold? . . .

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Postby gearhead313 » Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:38 pm

http://www.rossmachineracing.com/mr2intake.html



it couldn't have cost them more than $35 bucks to weld a bunch of box aluminum together and make that mani.. I'll keep lookin thanks :twisted:
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Postby billprice » Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:40 pm

LOL.....whatever. It's your money and decision. As far as $35......LOL. Take your own shot at it if you think it's that easy.....I'd like to see the results.
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Postby gearhead313 » Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:50 pm

billprice wrote:LOL.....whatever. It's your money and decision. As far as $35......LOL. Take your own shot at it if you think it's that easy.....I'd like to see the results.



honestly, i have a lot of experience in fabrication and i know what it takes to produce all sorts of different product. If i had the time, and a good enough welder to weld the aluminum, it wouldn't be hard at all. Scrap is up around here, so the materials could be a little more....maybe taking the total project to $65 :P


I was hoping for something a little more engineered and smoothed over for $700. Also, im not going to knock it not making power, im sure anything you make that accepts a 70mm TB and big runners will make more power than the stocker....
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Postby billprice » Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:58 pm

You are certainly entitled to your own opinion....wrong or right. But methinks if I had that much ego, I would run for President. You could be just what this country needs right now.
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Postby mtbgael » Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:07 pm

Why does nothing fit the first gen head?!!?!$(*!? :shrug: :shoots: :cry: :doh:
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Postby billprice » Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:21 pm

Why would this manifold not fit a 1st gen?
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Postby mtbgael » Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:55 pm

"Here are pictures of the MR2/Celica Intake Manifold. It fits the "big port" Second Generation 3sgte engines. "

Unless he wants to go out of his way for no extra charge to change the port size...yeah.
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Postby billprice » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:03 pm

You could contact Tom and ask him. The worst that could happen is he would say no. What could be the best that could happen?
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Postby Gary » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:10 pm

gearhead313 wrote:honestly, i have a lot of experience in fabrication and i know what it takes to produce all sorts of different product. If i had the time, and a good enough welder to weld the aluminum, it wouldn't be hard at all. Scrap is up around here, so the materials could be a little more....maybe taking the total project to $65 :P


umm.... $65 for a replica of RMR manifold is a great deal.
If you can make one for that price, I'll give ya $75 + shipping. :P
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Postby turbo4wd » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:14 pm

Gary wrote:
gearhead313 wrote:honestly, i have a lot of experience in fabrication and i know what it takes to produce all sorts of different product. If i had the time, and a good enough welder to weld the aluminum, it wouldn't be hard at all. Scrap is up around here, so the materials could be a little more....maybe taking the total project to $65 :P


umm.... $65 for a replica of RMR manifold is a great deal.
If you can make one for that price, I'll give ya $75 + shipping. :P


I'll give him $80 + shipping!! :D
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Postby billprice » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:18 pm

Gary wrote:umm.... $65 for a replica of RMR manifold is a great deal.
If you can make one for that price, I'll give ya $75 + shipping. :P


Errrrr........before you lay down your hard earned money, Gary, you just might want to see the fabrication in it's final iteration! After all, you wouldn't want your "cow" to blow up on your would you?

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Postby Gary » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:29 pm

:rofl:
Since I'm offering $10 more, I want something like this:


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Postby billprice » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:37 pm

I know where you can get one of those........right up your alley since it comes with a '93 ST185 attached.

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Postby gearhead313 » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:45 pm

Seriously.... if there is no other intake manifold out there, then i would consider making one myself.

The reason its probably priced that high is because of the fact that there isn't any out there, unless someone just hasn't shared yet...i know i haven't found anything.


If i seriously commited to making these manifolds, would you people actually buy them? Roughly calculating my time and material, i'd say i'd have like up to a week each with the first few.....
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Postby turbo4wd » Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:27 pm

gearhead313 wrote:If i seriously commited to making these manifolds, would you people actually buy them? Roughly calculating my time and material, i'd say i'd have like up to a week each with the first few.....


How bout getting a prototype made? So at least you could get an accurate estimate on parts & labor and have some nifty pics to show us.. Nothing sells the product like a nice prototype.. :D
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