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Old 06-03-2019, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Intake for Riley OHV head

After over a decade of sitting on the shelf I finally put my Charlie Yapp Riley head on an engine. It wasn't until I attempted to bolt my Intake manifold on the head that I realized that the spacing of the holes for the studs is narrower that those on the Ford block. Mr Yapp informed me that he no longer makes intakes for his heads. He suggested "Routing out" the manifold to deepen the area in my Webber intake to fit the studs. Measurements show that the studs would be touching the manifold with no room to put nuts and washers on the studs.
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Back when on Y-Blocks the header tubes were sometimes too close to install hex bolts in the heads. We used allen head bolts to solve the problem. Just a thought. I have no idea how much room you have.

I guess the next best is to cut the manifold you have and reweld it or custom make a tubular intake.
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Id Call Max over at H&H Flatheads. He is a Banger speed parts nut and may have a solution or a lead on one for you. Hope that helps!

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You might ask on HAMB. I know there is a guy that fabs banger manifolds and headers,but do not remember name.

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Old 06-04-2019, 04:15 PM   #5
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You might ask on HAMB. I know there is a guy that fabs banger manifolds and headers,but do not remember name.

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The person that fabs intakes and headers is BCCHOPIT. He posts on Fordbarn.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:38 PM   #7
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The person that fabs intakes and headers is BCCHOPIT. He posts on Fordbarn.
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You should be able to make your weber manifold fit with a little machining. Yes you can
open up the holes that go over the studs, then you can use an end mill for nut clearance
if the manifold is thick enough, mine is. I'll look at it on my Yapp head and see what it takes. For clearance I have used Chevy/Small block Ford adjustable roller rocker arm adjusting nuts as they are round at the bottom and a 5/8 hex at the top and are over an inch tall. They may fit without machining the manifold.
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I believe Charlie makes manifolds to fit his heads.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:08 AM   #10
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I believe Charlie makes manifolds to fit his heads.

From post #1 "Mr Yapp informed me that he no longer makes intakes for his heads."


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Hi Chris,
This is the guy that does custom headers, I am sure he is still active, last post was January this year.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16546

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Chris,

How about Red's Headers http://www.reds-headers.net/

Intake - Model A Riley Super Dual
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Intake - Model A Riley Super Dual
$245.00

Port openings 1-1/2" - can be opened to 1-3/4"
Comes with bell crank for throttle linkage.

He was in Thousand Palms in the Coachella Valley but it looks like he moved to Chiriaco Summit east of Indio.

What about Miller Hi-Speed. They are in either Oxnard or Ventura.

There are also a lot of Hot Rod shops that could probably build you something.

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It has been a long time but I thought the heads were sold with the manifold. Have you looked everywhere?

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I believe Charlie makes manifolds to fit his heads.
Discontinued along with the heads.
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How about Red's Headers http://www.reds-headers.net/

Intake - Model A Riley Super Dual
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Those are for dual 97's. I want to run the single Webber.
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It has been a long time but I thought the heads were sold with the manifold. Have you looked everywhere?

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You should be able to make your weber manifold fit with a little machining. Yes you can
open up the holes that go over the studs, then you can use an end mill for nut clearance
if the manifold is thick enough, mine is. I'll look at it on my Yapp head and see what it takes. For clearance I have used Chevy/Small block Ford adjustable roller rocker arm adjusting nuts as they are round at the bottom and a 5/8 hex at the top and are over an inch tall. They may fit without machining the manifold.
My manifold is one of the early ones made in CA over a decade ago. It has larger tubes with thin walls so milling would open a hole in the tube.
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Hi Chris,
I looked at my Yapp head today along with a weber manifold and see what your talking
about.
My manifold would work with the mounting holes elongated and using the rocker arm
adjusting nuts, or as suggested above you could use a socket head allen bolt.

I'll PM you my email address if you want to send a picture of your manifold.

I'd like to see how close the "tubes"are to the mounting holes.

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I have contacted Bill Carlson and he is making one for me.
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Awesome. Show us a picture when you get it.
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