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UGA96V6
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posted 12-22-2002 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for UGA96V6   Click Here to Email UGA96V6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ive got a miss-match between the intake and the carb spacer so theres a 1/4inch by 1inch long hole jutting out between the spacer and intake. The hole is pretty big so Im worried about just throwing some sealer over it because the heat could crack it up and then it gets sucked down into my motor. Is there some High-temp stuff that would spread over it nice and keep a seal, or should I look for a new spacer?
Any help is good.
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V8 Thumper
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posted 12-22-2002 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The appropriate spacer with the appropriate gaskets are the ONLY option short of swapping intakes

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posted 12-22-2002 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why don't you just get the correct spacer?

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UGA96V6
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posted 12-22-2002 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for UGA96V6   Click Here to Email UGA96V6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The spacer that works came with the manifold I got from a friend. A. its rusty(yeah just needs sandblasting) B. the manifold is off a late model so theres EGR and various vacume tubes Ill have to deal with.

Also, normal gaskets wont reach over the hole either so apparently I can buy some gasket material at the parts store and pound out a pattern to fit.

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soaring
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posted 12-23-2002 05:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for soaring   Click Here to Email soaring     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds to me like you need to start all over and get the right intake with the right gaskets and spacers. Jury rigging will only give you pain and grief.

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mustangs68
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posted 12-23-2002 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to mention the major fire you may have.
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Hell_Fish
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posted 12-23-2002 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had problems like this with a 351W intake. The intake I was using had a choke spring set-up that went into the runners. I went to a performace shop and bought a wide spacer set that covered it, but the gasket that came with it was to small. I went back and got a large gasket that worked. I tried the homemade gasket route, but couldn't find any that was wide enough. Good luck with yours.

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