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Old 10-19-2018, 10:55 PM   #1
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Any one going from bolder Colorado to south Texas any time soon ? Need a intake manifold transported will pay
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Old Yesterday, 08:48 AM   #2
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If it is just a Model A manifold check out the shipping rates from the post office. They have several size standard boxes and are inexpensive. They charge by box and not weight.

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Old Yesterday, 08:50 AM   #3
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Charlie,
dont think any of the "boxes" the PO offers are close to holding a manifold.


the boxes have become smaller and smaller over the years.........
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I've bought and shipped manifolds USPS and price is very reasonable. About $10 or $15 as I remember.
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Old Yesterday, 08:59 AM   #5
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Use your own box if necessary. USPS is a no brainer.
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Old Yesterday, 12:07 PM   #6
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Exact cost to ship an intake manifold between any two post offices anywhere in USA is $13.65. I just tried one in the Priority Medium box and it is a close fit but is OK. There are two Medium size flat rate boxes, one square, one long, it fits in the longer one.
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Old Yesterday, 12:24 PM   #7
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I've shipped and received quite a bit of "heavy" stuff in flat rate boxes; only problem I found that if the box isn't taped all around, things can get out. The post office seems to be tougher on boxes than either UPS or FedEx.
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Old Yesterday, 01:41 PM   #8
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Stuff the box with foam peanuts or the like. If it can't shift, it won't poke through the sides.
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Old Yesterday, 10:32 PM   #9
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It’s a intake with a heavy super charger attached probably 75 lbs
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Old Yesterday, 10:53 PM   #10
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Itís a intake with a heavy super charger attached probably 75 lbs
I am glad the whole story finally came out. Since you posted on a forum intended primarily for stock Model A Fords I think it was a logical assumption, without further clarification, that you were talking about a stock Model A ford intake manifold. I have built wooden boxes to ship items similar to what you are now describing.

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Old Yesterday, 11:50 PM   #11
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RE wood box; some shipping company's charge extra for wood box. Check first or cover with card board.
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Old Today, 09:56 AM   #12
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Fastenal, Greyhound bus, are options not normally considered. I know someone going from the Denver area to Dallas in April, but that is not "anytime soon"
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Old Today, 10:58 AM   #13
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I do a lot of shipping, mostly I supply my own boxes but UPS, FedEx, and such stores as Office Depot sell boxes. Homemade wood boxes are a safe way to ship heavy and/or odd shaped things. USPS is often the cheapest but always takes longer than UPS or FedEx. I've tried Fastenal but they were too much trouble. Greyhound is a good option. Good luck!
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Old Today, 11:11 AM   #14
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If the complete assembly will not fit in one of the USPS Flat Rate boxes, can it be disassembled and fit into 2 boxes? A couple months ago I made wooded box to mount a powerhouse generator in that would fit inside a USPS Large Flat Rate box and shipped it from the east coast to the west coast. I did tape the box well with good duct tape it did arrive in good condition in 3 days and it saved about $60 in shipping costs.
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