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King
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STD Heads Manifold

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Post by King » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:52 pm

Hi All

I have STD heads on my 51 FL and currently mount a Bendix carb. I would like to look at the option of mounting a Linkert 74B which would necessatate a new intake manifold. Has anyone mounted a Linkert on STD heads, and if so where did you obtain the manifold? I contacted STD but they do not make manifolds.

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King



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Re: STD Heads Manifold

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Post by DuoDave » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:10 pm

I have STD heads with a Linkert carb. I used my original HD manifold. My STD heads are configured exactly like the original HD heads, so the stock exhaust and carb manifold bolt straight on. I assume you have the earlier style STD heads which have the shovelhead exhaust and intake setup?

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Re: STD Heads Manifold

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Post by caschnd1 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:29 am

Assuming you have the STD heads with the shovel type intake there are a couple of options that come to mind. You could have someone fab up a plate with the Linkert bolt pattern. Then cut the 2-bolt plate off your intake and replace it with your newly fabbed plate. Option #2 would be to cut the carb end off a stock Linkert intake, cut your 2-bolt intake and graft the piece from the Linkert intake onto the shovel intake. BUT... either of these tricks is going to give you a carb that is sticking waaaay out on the right side. The shovel intake ports are not in the right place to make it possible to tuck a linkert in nice and tight.

-Craig

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Re: STD Heads Manifold

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Post by King » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:25 pm

Thanks Guys

Yes I do have the shovelhead type intakes (Y style) so the Linkert will probably stick out too far. I might look at a CV carb as they are a bit shorter.

King

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Re: STD Heads Manifold

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Post by fourthgear » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:59 pm

King , go to the CV-40 , you will not be diapointed in performance , starting , and noadays , fuel mileage .

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