Tech | Intake UpgradesThe Ford performance experts at Anderson Ford Motorsport have introduced a new EFI intake manifold for short deck small-block Ford engines based on the Professional Products Hurricane, and it's called the Anderson/EFI Hurricane. Anderson Ford-Mercury is one of the oldest Ford Dealerships in the United States and its Anderson Ford Motorsport (AFM) division specializes in the creation of performance products for fuel-injected Ford vehicles. They have a reputation for solid engineering designs which are evaluated by rigorous testing on both the Super Flow SF1200 flow bench and on the in-house DynoJet chassis dynamometer. The new EFI Hurricane intake manifold is intended for use with aftermarket cylinder heads as part of a serious performance package and is capable of supporting up to 7,500 rpm.
The intake port dimensions at the cylinder head are 1.90x1.08 with enough material present to enlarge the ports to 2.10x1.25 if you're handy with a grinder. The manifold features a rear water crossover passageway along with four corner-tapped water ports. On top of offering enhanced performance, the new intake really cleans up the top of your engine for that short-runner race car look with an EFI elbow. The intake is part number PKAF-70213 and costs $791.98. The complete fuel rail kit consists of the rails, mounting brackets, crossover connection, AN braided hose assembly, and fuel pressure regulator and fittings for OE-style inlet and return lines. The part number for the rail kit is PP-10607 and the cost is $220.28 (if you have your own manifold to convert).
To evaluate the effectiveness of the new EFI Hurricane intake in a real-world situation, AFM decided to test the manifold on two different 5.0L-powered Fox Mustangs--one, a normally aspirated car, while the other was supercharged. Join us out at AFM where we'll put both cars on the rollers and see how the new EFI Hurricane compares to a more conventionally configured long-runner EFI intake manifold in both normally aspirated and supercharged applications.