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Old 10-19-2019, 06:38 PM   #1
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Hello,


I priced out a SV632, 16 injector EFI conversion, billet 123mm Wilson elbow, and 123mm Wilson throttle body and it ends up being around $3800 with no porting work.


I priced out a Plazmaman billet intake, 16 injectors, twin 3.5" throttle bodies and its around $4600.


A VED billet intake is around $6200.


Just wondering how much different in power and if there are other benefits going with a billet intake? From a packaging standpoint, I'd much rather do a billet intake as it'll clear my hood better. For a difference of $800, I'd do the Plazmaman intake but haven't heard/seen too much about it (they're Australian). The VED and other billet intakes (Steve Morris) are a bit out of my price range. Are there other fabricated intakes available? Don't really need billet, but that's mostly what I am seeing for EFI BBC.



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Old 10-20-2019, 01:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: billet intake manifold vs 4500 carb intake for boosted BBC

Hogan builds a lot of manifolds. The other low buck option would be a 70855 Victor Ram base and a custom sheetmetal plenum. I have built several small block versions of these with good results.
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Default Re: billet intake manifold vs 4500 carb intake for boosted BBC

i can only talk about the plazmaman intake as thats what im using... i have a total of 3% cylinder trims in my ecu..
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Check with Jared Thompson.

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Default Re: billet intake manifold vs 4500 carb intake for boosted BBC

I just went through this exact decision early this year. Got strung along by Plazmaman for months which put me behind for my whole season. Called up Hogans. Tim Hogan answered the phone and I had the intake at my door within 4 weeks. Great piece, great price and considerably lighter than the all billet pieces. His is probably 60% billet. Love the look of the all billet pieces and they are definitely nice but I couldn't be happier with mine.
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:36 PM   #6
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Default Re: billet intake manifold vs 4500 carb intake for boosted BBC

Thanks guys. Guess I should have looked harder since I didn't know a Hogan's intake was within my price range also.



I don't care about the intake being billet, seems like most out there on these BBC turbo builds are billet (like i said, I should have looked harder). I just figured if I'm spending $3800 for a carb manifold converted for EFI/FI, if i could get a better intake for a few bucks more i might as well do it right the first time around.



would you mind sharing a pic, wheelsup69? Is that your Chevelle in your sig?



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Default Re: billet intake manifold vs 4500 carb intake for boosted BBC

if your going to do it do it properly, all billet is the only way, Plazmaman is the best valve for money around due to our $$ being weak at the moment,

have in stock ready to ship both 9.8 and 10.2 deck in conventional port, SR20/head hunter and 10.2 in big chief.

single or twin front intake etc.

PM me what you have and ill get you a price.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:10 PM   #8
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Default Re: billet intake manifold vs 4500 carb intake for boosted BBC

It is my Chevelle. Here are a couple pics.





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Thanks guys. Guess I should have looked harder since I didn't know a Hogan's intake was within my price range also.



I don't care about the intake being billet, seems like most out there on these BBC turbo builds are billet (like i said, I should have looked harder). I just figured if I'm spending $3800 for a carb manifold converted for EFI/FI, if i could get a better intake for a few bucks more i might as well do it right the first time around.



would you mind sharing a pic, wheelsup69? Is that your Chevelle in your sig?



Thanks everybody!
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:21 AM   #9
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wheelsup69 - thanks for the pix, very very nice! that is EXACTLY how i would like my intake to look except for a conv. headed set-up. Is that the Accufab 125mm throttle body?




I called Hogan the other day and spoke with Tim Hogan, very nice and knowledgeable guy. I plan on going with Hogan when the time comes for my intake manifold set-up. Thanks for all your guy's help.
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Glad it's working out for you. I know I struggled with it when I was looking last year. I had just assumed Hogan's was too expensive. I've been really happy with mine. It is the Accufab 125mm TB. Tim can sell it with your set up at a better price than you can get just about anywhere else.

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wheelsup69 - thanks for the pix, very very nice! that is EXACTLY how i would like my intake to look except for a conv. headed set-up. Is that the Accufab 125mm throttle body?




I called Hogan the other day and spoke with Tim Hogan, very nice and knowledgeable guy. I plan on going with Hogan when the time comes for my intake manifold set-up. Thanks for all your guy's help.
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Default Re: billet intake manifold vs 4500 carb intake for boosted BBC

if your going to PRI Plazmaman will have intakes there you can collect at the end of the show, 9.8 and 10.2 deck in conventional and 10.2 in big chief..
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:46 AM   #12
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Glad it's working out for you. I know I struggled with it when I was looking last year. I had just assumed Hogan's was too expensive. I've been really happy with mine. It is the Accufab 125mm TB. Tim can sell it with your set up at a better price than you can get just about anywhere else.
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if your going to PRI Plazmaman will have intakes there you can collect at the end of the show, 9.8 and 10.2 deck in conventional and 10.2 in big chief..

Thanks for all the help to the both of you
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wheelsup69 - forgot to ask, is there a distributor provision on your intake? I'm sure Hogan can make it with/without either way, just wondering if you had one. I am running the MSD cam sync so I will need one. Thanks
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Plazmaman need to make a sbc intake
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Yes, it has the distributor hole. I run the MSD Cam sync that replaces the distributor.

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