Inlet Manifold Elbows

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by kenny james, 14 October 2021.

  1. kenny james

    kenny james Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi Folks, I believe the fittings on the inlet manifolds are sometimes referred to as elbows, they often snap when you try and remove them and they appear to be hard to get hold of, likely due to them snapping!! I need one that I can attach a brake servo pipe to and also a smaller pipe from the distributor. Any idea where I can get this flitting? Thanks in advance Kenny
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  2. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    burton power do sell these and i do believe that some Sierras had them as standard on some models
     
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  3. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    the smaller pipe from the distributor should go straight to the little brass fitting in base of the carb - facing the rocker cover..
    the elbow, I have heard of folk using plumbing fittings !!
    so one big elbow - water pipe to autochoke / heater (5/8") .. smaller elbow for the brake servo, think thats around 3/8"
     
  4. kenny james

    kenny james Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks CO. That just leaves the engine breather pipe that I think goes into the inlet manifold using a dedicated fitting - I hope.
     
  5. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    oops - forgot that!
    yes, PCV breather goes into the inlet manifold too
    can just see all 3 here -->
    upload_2021-10-14_20-22-19.jpeg

    centre of plenum, below carb - water pipe
    off-centre/rear of plenum (angled) - PCV
    rear inlet runner - vac pipe to servo..
    ignore the red arrow for now, that was for a different enquiry
     

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