Edelbrock RPM Air-Gap Manifold for Small-Block Chevy Vortec, Black Plasma Finish

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Edelbrock Part #7516-BP RPM Air-Gap intake manifold is designed for Small-Block Chevy with Vortec or E-tec style cylinder heads. Perfect for any builder looking for optimum 1500-6500 rpm performance with a beautiful Black Plasma finish.
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Edelbrock part #7516-BP RPM Air-Gap intake manifold is based on the powerful Performer RPM Vortec #7116. This single four-barrel intake is designed for 262-400 c.i.d. Chevy V8's with 1996 and later Vortec (L31) cast iron or Edelbrock E-Tec aluminum heads. The air-gap design features an open air space that separates the runners from the hot engine oil resulting in a cooler, denser charge for more power. An external water bypass boss is machined into the front of the water crossover for use on 1996 and later Vortec production engines. Includes rear water outlets, nitrous bosses, a temp sensor boss that clears all waternecks, two distributor clamp locations and a heater outlet boss that's angled for proper fit over the valve cover. Accepts 1976 and later alternator and air-conditioning brackets for street installations. For square-bore carbs. The PN 7516-BP version comes with a brilliant Black plasma finish that is durable and easy to maintain. No provision for exhaust-heated chokes and no exhaust crossover. Will not fit under stock Corvette hood.



Manufacturer Edelbrock
Application Application Specific
UPC 00085347897322
Vehicle Model Chevrolet
Series RPM Air-Gap
Grade Type Performance
Gasket Or Seal Included No
Availability Note Available to Order
Warranty 12 Months
Ec Basic Operating Rpm Range 1500-6500 RPM
Egr Port No
Emissions Code
Hazardous Materials Warning WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, visit
Installation Notes
  • Manifold ht: A-4.20", B-5.25"; Carb pad height: 4.27"; Carb recommendations: Edelbrock AVS2, Performer Series, or VRS-4150 650-750 cfm. Port exit dimensions: 2.05" tall with slanted side walls; Recommended intake gasket: Edelbrock #7235 or GM #89017465; Use RTV sealant to properly seal end seals, such as Edelbrock High Temp Silicone sealant #1076, DO NOT USE END SEALS GASKETS.; Use #8516 Edelbrock bolt kit which includes hardened washers to prevent galling of the alumnum manifold; Sealant must be used on intake bolt threads if the threads extend into lifter valley or coolant passage. Will not fit under stock Corvette hood.; Stock brackets will require modification to fit the upright manifold bolt holes. Use Edelbrock Vortec throttle bracket #8032.
Finish Black Plasma
Material Aluminum
Rear Maximum Height 5.250 in
Single Or Dual Plane Type Dual