I have a GM Alum Intake.. Can u decode?

Discussion in 'VIN, Trim Tag & Drivetrain Decoding' started by Nitro, Feb 12, 2000.

  1. Nitro

    Nitro Veteran Member

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    I have an intake off a 74 vette.. Can anyone decode these numbers?
    14014432
    GMCFM

    Any help would be appreciate.. [​IMG]

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  2. Doug G

    Doug G Veteran Member

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    I had one of those in my shop, it was an early '80's EGR aluminum intake. I traded it for a set of buckets for a ' 67 Chevelle! Good trade if I do say so myself!
     
  3. Nitro

    Nitro Veteran Member

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    So your saying this intake is Garbage?? I thought Alum Intake were rare on Gm motors?
    Every 350cid I've seen had a cast iron intake
    on them... Maybe I lived a sheltered life..
    I don't know.. Thanks for the input anyway [​IMG]

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  4. patgizz

    patgizz Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    theyre not junk by any means. its a really nice intake to use especially on a emissions motor. my uncle runs one on a 357ci BEAST. plus its pretty low profile so you dont have to worry about hood clearance.
     
  5. Doug G

    Doug G Veteran Member

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    I'm not saying it's junk, I said I traded it for a set of seats.The intake will bring $75 tops at a swap meet, the seats I sold for $250, a difference of $175. What do you think, pretty good trade, eh? [​IMG]

    These are the same intakes that came out on 305 H.O. engines, in Monte's, Z28's ,'Vettes, etc. and if you need EGR , they are good. They are plentiful down here. I get more replies for aftermarket ones, or rare factory ones, but every once in a while , someone wants one of these. I have 2 Torkers for a small block, and many other aluminum ones (Factory hi-po ones!)for B/B and S/B both.

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  6. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    An intake's worth is determined by its casting shape more than the material it is made of.
    Aluminum has the advantage of weighing about half as much as cast iron.
    I have a factory aluminum intake on my 85 Caprice 305. In fact, all 83-85 Caprice (and probably many more years) 305s had aluminum intakes. There is nothing wrong with them, they just are no better than iron intakes of the same casting would be.
    I sold my 2 extra Caprice aluminum intakes at a swap meet last summer for $15 each.
    I still have a factory aluminum 2bbl intake from an earlier Caprice that I have not even tried to unload.
    If you live where emissions is an issue, use these intakes. If emissions don't matter, I personally won't use any EGR intake.
     

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