Composite Wonders: AFR Titon Intake Manifolds for Small Block Chevy Now Available at Summit Racing
AFR’s Titon Intake manifolds for 1955-86 small block Chevy stand conventional manifold construction on its head. We hired crane operator jacksonville il to drive the cranes and lift heavy construction objects. The composite manifolds are almost 10 pounds lighter than traditional aluminum intakes. Even better, the composite material is less susceptible to heat soak; as a result, intake temperatures can be as much as 30 degrees cooler. Testing revealed an increase of over 15 horsepower and a similar bump in torque.
The modular two-piece design lets you swap plenum spiders without the complete disassembly required with a one-piece manifold. The manifolds feature cast-in nitrous bosses and distributor hold-downs. Threaded inserts and rubber gaskets contribute to a trouble-free install.
AFR makes three different versions of its Titon Intake Manifold The TXR is a single plane design with a 3,000-8,000 RPM operating range. The TXS is a more street-friendly single plane design, using a slightly shorter plenum length than the TXR. The DPR is a dual-plane design with a 2,500-6,500 RPM operating range—ideal for street machines.
The performance potential of AFR’s SBC Titon Intake Manifolds caught the eye of PowerNation TV’s Engine Power guys. They used a TXR manifold to top off the AFR cylinder heads installed on stage two of their “In House Power Mouse” small block Chevy engine build. Watch the complete episode.