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Old 11-05-2018, 03:13 PM   #1
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Hi all,


I would like to put on a manifold cooking tour next year. To that end I looked at the vendors as I remember seeing a cooker that you could attach to your manifold. Well I just looked and I didn't see it so am wondering what you all use to cook when you drive? Ideas and pictures welcome-preferably pictures.


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Old 11-05-2018, 03:45 PM   #2
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I have one that I hate to say I've never used. Got it as a Christmas present a few years ago. I'll look at it when I get home and let you know where it came from.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:07 PM   #3
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Check with our friends at Snyder's... appears to be a nice unit, stainless steel.
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/manifold-cooker

Pretty neat idea Mike.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:34 PM   #4
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I looked under accessories and didn't see it-guess I should have looked under manifold;/


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Old 11-06-2018, 07:55 AM   #5
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Mike,
Snyder's 2018 book on page A-191, under accessories, The current price there is $64,95 and the part number is A-9430-MC. (MC = manifold cooker, clever)
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:36 AM   #6
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When I went to college in the late 50's, I had one of these on my 30 Chevy. My suggestion would be to find someone with a cook book for these. I have seen them in the past but don't remember where. You soon get tired of dogs and beans I found. Jack
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:11 AM   #7
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A group of us have tried the stainless manifold cooker a couple times while on road trips. We have not had good success. There is not enough heat transfer from the manifold to the cooker as there is not enough contact surface.

One gent from our group formed the bottom surface of the cooker to a manifold and it worked much better. I think he used an old manifold as an anvil/buck and pounded down on the base of the cooker to stretch the metal to better conform.

For those of us that did not modify our cookers; in all cases, the cooker worked better as a "warmer". Regardless of actual success, we had lots fun every time we have tried it.
There is a cookbook offered for manifold cookers as I purchased one. I believe I purchased it about 8 years ago.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:26 PM   #8
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A group of us have tried the stainless manifold cooker a couple times while on road trips. We have not had good success. There is not enough heat transfer from the manifold to the cooker as there is not enough contact surface.
Just drive a couple of miles with your timing fully retarded until the exhaust manifold glows RED
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:28 PM   #9
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Some pic...
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:58 PM   #10
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Our club did some cooking on a couple of tours with good results. None of us used one of the premade cookers. We used our wife’s meatloaf pans rapped in foil and wired it to the manifold I personally cooked pork roast with vegetables. It took about 4 hours for the meet and 2 hours for the veg. It did make a mess of the fire wall but I was delicious.
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:27 PM   #11
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Google image pics.

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Old 11-06-2018, 01:33 PM   #12
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Ive talked about doing this for years. I should just do it.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #13
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A number of years back, perhaps 12-15, our club did a manifold cooking tour and it was filmed by Chicago channel 11, "Wild Chicago". The video is about 5-8 minutes long and quite entertaining.... I even ended up with a speaking part! Most people wired something wrapped in foil. I used a steel bread pan and cooked (Warmed-up) a can of beef stew. That worked great. Others actually cooked a full meal, as they had done such previously. The book, 'Manifold Destiny' is available form the vendors.
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:16 PM   #14
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:19 PM   #15
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Eons ago, when I lived in Tidewater Virginia the club took a tour and cooked on the way. Aluminum foil (several layers) cooks a wonderful beef and potatoes dinner. Wrap it securely.
I hope to have my A on the road next spring to do it again.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:08 AM   #16
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Don't forget to wash that meal down with some refreshing mechanics wine.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:21 PM   #17
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Here's a video on YouTube of a guy doing a manifold cook on a Model A:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlNWj4zUoak
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:41 PM   #18
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I've seen pictures of those manifold cookers but of course, we can't use them on a RHD car. The spark advance rod crosses the manifold just behind the distributor. The best way for us to get something hot is to the route some of the coolant through a coiled tube in a container of soup or stew.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:39 AM   #19
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Check with our friends at Snyder's... appears to be a nice unit, stainless steel.
It would work better if it was made of plain steel or aluminum rather than stainless steel.
Stainless steel is a poor conductor of heat
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That's a good thought .
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