[DeTomaso] Cain (Auspeed) Cleveland IDF Manifold

Julian Kift julian_kift at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 26 01:20:52 EST 2011

Many years ago there was a Cleveland IDF pattern IR manifoild manufactured by Cain in Australia. It has sadly been out of production for many years and became 'unobtainium', leaving the only option for those wanting to use a Weber IDF carb setup to obtain an IDA style anifold and use IDF adapters. The adapters raise the carbs significantly, requiring removal of the screen and decklid notching like IDA's. The IDF carbs are reputedly more streetable than the IDA's and the Cain manifold maintains the carbs low enough it allows use of the IDF's with filters all of which will clear the decklid/screen.
I few years ago Auspeed acquired the rights to the Cain manifold and I have been following the progress of production of the IDF manifold by Auspeed. That manifold is now available and I have been quoted AUS$825 + shipping (from Australia). With the US greenback in the dumps, there isn't much on current exchange rates and the manifold works out at US$810. Previously Auspeed alluded to a discount for a group buy, so dual purpose of this e-mail is to a) make those unaware that the option to use IDF's and retain stock screen/decklid is areal one and b) to gauge interest in a group buy. Auspeed won't commit to a discount until we have some numbers but I'd expect to get at least 10% on up to five, more if we can get higher buy in. Anyone half way seriously interested?
Here is the original Cain manifold;
The Auspeed reproduction;
And here are 48IDF's with filters fitted to a Pantera, all snugly under the screen.

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