Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: What is this support bar?

  1. #1
    Hybrid booster Tony Fields's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Indiana
    Posts
    633

    What is this support bar?

    Spotted this on the Shelby Lancer last night. I haven't seen that before. My '88 Daytona's didn't have it nor
    my '90 VNT Lebaron.

    Is it there because of the 2 piece intake manifold?

    It goes from the front bolt on the side of the head back to the intake.
    Bolts to the bottom of the intake.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SupportRod003.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	1.48 MB 
ID:	57242   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SupportRod001.jpg 
Views:	56 
Size:	1.00 MB 
ID:	57243   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SupportRod002.jpg 
Views:	57 
Size:	1.26 MB 
ID:	57244  

  2. #2
    Supporting Member Turbo Mopar Contributor 2.216VTurbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    SoCal the OC
    Posts
    6,660

    Re: What is this support bar?

    It's the source of a giant vacuum leak if you forget to put it back on All the Whittier produced TII/two piece intake cars got it. Your VNT is a 2 piece Manifold??

    AJ (no More Alan) 84 Rampage RT TIII/568 Quaife 87 GLHS dealer optioned Red 16V Masi/568/Quaife
    90 Masi 16V White/Ginger/Black
    89 TC Masi 16V Red/Ginger/Black
    86 GLHS #110 RoadRace Built 89 CSX-VNT Recaro Car
    89 Turbo Mini 'Woody' 85 GLHT 'RedBox'
    2014 Explorer DD'r 3.5Twin Turbo Ecoboost AWD and 500HP
    My profile page has over 20,000 views, I'm somebody LOL

  3. #3
    Rhymes with tortoise. Turbo Mopar Staff cordes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Tuscola, IL
    Posts
    19,812

    Re: What is this support bar?

    I believe that was installed on all TII two piece intake cars, not just the Shelby models.

  4. #4
    Hybrid booster Tony Fields's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Indiana
    Posts
    633

    Re: What is this support bar?

    No, I said it didn't have the bar nor did my '88 Shelby Z

  5. #5
    Supporting Member Turbo Mopar Contributor mopar-tech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Oakdale CT
    Posts
    2,378

    Re: What is this support bar?

    I'm told it is there to prevent the intake from vibrating and creating false knock readings.


    It is time, buckle up.

  6. #6
    Rhymes with tortoise. Turbo Mopar Staff cordes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Tuscola, IL
    Posts
    19,812

    Re: What is this support bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Fields View Post
    No, I said it didn't have the bar nor did my '88 Shelby Z
    You got it right in the initial post. They didn't have the bar because they are both one piece intake cars.

  7. #7
    Hybrid booster Tony Fields's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Indiana
    Posts
    633

    Re: What is this support bar?

    Thanks guys

  8. #8
    turbo addict
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Sylmar, CA
    Posts
    2,536

    Re: What is this support bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by mopar-tech View Post
    I'm told it is there to prevent the intake from vibrating and creating false knock readings.
    That's new info. Thanks. I've been using that hole in the bottom of the plenum as a take off for a vacuum block/manifold. And, I've got a knock sensor pulling timing!
    John Laing "The sole condition which is required in order to succeed in centralizing the supreme power in a democratic community, is to love equality, or to get men to believe you love it. Thus the science of despotism, which was once so complex is simplified, and reduced . . . . to a single principle." -- Alexis de Tocqueville "One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary." --Ayn Rand "To evolve, you don't need a Constitution. All you need is a legislature and a ballot box . . . . things will evolve as much as you want. All of these changes can come about democratically; you don't need a Constitution to do that and it's not the function of a Constitution to do that." -- Justice Antonin Scalia

Similar Threads

  1. Bumper support
    By turbodaytona87 in forum Interior, Exterior and Chassis Modifications
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-28-2011, 08:30 PM
  2. General NOS Core Support
    By glhs0426 in forum Parts For Sale
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-07-2010, 08:00 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •