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I took off the stock manifold on my 57' 210 and want to install an Edelbrock manifold but this canister is in the way.



I took it off.



Maybe if I squash the cannister I can make it fit. :happy0030:

This it the new manifold that hangs down too far. I did not have this problem when I installed the 4 barrle manifold on my Turquoise 57'.



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You need that to keep the oil in the valley, and not blowing out of the draft tube. As to what you need, is I'd say a manifold made for your engine. :anim_25:
 

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Maybe you could remove that draft tube, block the hole and put a PCV on some replacement valve covers.

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If you're crafty, you could modify that baffle canister so the intake will fit. Not too hard to do.
 

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Remove the canister and draft tube and get a freeze plug and drive in where the draft tube was. Then go with a PCV valve and vent in your valve covers. That's what I did and it works fine. Won't work with stock valve covers since there are no holes in them.
 

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Don , do yourself a favor and get a dual plane intake the one you have is a poor choice for a street driven car not to mention it has an egr passage that heats up the bottom of the intake. I would recomend the edelbrock performer air gap intake . withit all you will have to do is bend the baffle a little . just my 2 cents:party0031:
 

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Thanks for all the great replies and suggestions. When I bought this manifold it was with a Holley carb that supposedly was for a SBC. I did not realize there could be a clearance issue on an original 57' 283 which is what this is. I think I will keep my eyes open for a manifold on Craigs that will work and still be able to throw the Holley on there.

I believe the 283 in my Turquoise 57' is a 60's edition and did not have this cannister, so I was perplexed.

I bought this 210 to save, put back together and resell, so I am on a budget, but I do have time and lots of other things to do to it in the mean time.

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If it's a 283, it's got a canister. And I agree with hotrodg726. You're better off with a dual plane on a 283 for torque reasons. That is unless you have 4.10's, 4.56's, ect. to make up for the lack of "grunt" down bottom.

Actually, after having looked at your pics some more, that's a '60s designed intake and should work on a vented block. But a pic of the underside of the intake would help.
 

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We tried running a single plane intake on a mild 283 back in the 70s I think it was a Wieand 7546. We named it the bolt on flat spot. FYI we had a 10 inch TCI converter 456 gears. A dual plane curedall issues.
 

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If I remember the 2 barrel canister was longer than the 4 barrel one, If you could find one for a 4 barrel I would think you could use the manifold.

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Don , do yourself a favor and get a dual plane intake the one you have is a poor choice for a street driven car not to mention it has an egr passage that heats up the bottom of the intake. I would recomend the edelbrock performer air gap intake . withit all you will have to do is bend the baffle a little . just my 2 cents:party0031:
Agreed... better safe than sorry
 

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On a stock 283 I'd use the 2703 edelbrock it has the oil fill tube in the front like the stock manifolds do. Then you wont have to change valve covers. I would also remove the road draft tube and put a pcv setup connected to the hole where the road draft tube was but leave that breather can in the valley in place if you do as it helps separate the oil out the vapors.

The single plane and even the performer rpm airgaps are too big for a stock head/cammed 283 though if your plannning to replace the engine with a larger one later and move the manifold to it of the 2 the airgap would work better on the 283 than the single plane.

Regards, Robert
 
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