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65_302
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posted 04-08-2003 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We will be removing the RPM intake this weekend and putting on the Victor Jr. Just wanted your opinions about using the old bolts.

Is it ok?

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65_302
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posted 04-08-2003 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone??

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Capri
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posted 04-08-2003 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Capri   Click Here to Email Capri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But of course you can! You can spend the dough on new shiny ARP bolts if you want to, but its not really needed. We have had ours on and off I dont know how many times.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-08-2003 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As long as they are in good shape, sure. They don't get very much torque in the first place. Just clean them up and go. Sometimes aftermarket intakes take different length bolts, though, depending on the design.

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65_302
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posted 04-08-2003 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
As long as they are in good shape, sure. They don't get very much torque in the first place. Just clean them up and go. Sometimes aftermarket intakes take different length bolts, though, depending on the design.


Thanks for the info. Do you know if the Edlebrock RPM and the Victor Jr. would use the same bolts?

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posted 04-08-2003 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 04-08-2003 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65_302:
Just wanted your opinions about using the old bolts. Is it ok?

One thought: I'd suggest you consider using a nice, plated flat washer with a dab of grease on both sides of the washer. By doing so, it should eliminate the chance of the bolt head from chewing at your new aluminum manifold.

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65_302
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posted 04-08-2003 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
yes.


Funny, very funny. I guess I need to phrase the question correctly.

Are the bolts from the RPM the correct size for the Victor Jr.?

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65_302
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posted 04-08-2003 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
One thought: I'd suggest you consider using a nice, plated flat washer with a dab of grease on both sides of the washer. By doing so, it should eliminate the chance of the bolt head from chewing at your new aluminum manifold.

Ryan


Thanks. We will remember to do that.

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posted 04-08-2003 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes.

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65_302
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posted 04-08-2003 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks.

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MAV
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posted 04-09-2003 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I`ve thought about getting intake Studs to use with my new Aluminum heads , Has anyone used studs for their intake ?

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posted 04-09-2003 12:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes I have.
You will need to slot the intake manifold holes to be able to install it.
There is no advantage.
I thought that it looked cool in the 70's.

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 04-09-2003 04:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
James, I also put a bit of anti-seize on the unthreaded portion of the bolts to prevent any corrosive reaction from welding the bolts inside the intake holes.
I once had a timing cover with waterpump bolts literally welded to the timing cover bolt holes.
quote:
Originally posted by 65_302:
We will be removing the RPM intake this weekend and putting on the Victor Jr. Just wanted your opinions about using the old bolts.

Is it ok?


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65_302
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posted 04-09-2003 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by itlbrnmoff:
James, I also put a bit of anti-seize on the unthreaded portion of the bolts to prevent any corrosive reaction from welding the bolts inside the intake holes.
I once had a timing cover with waterpump bolts literally welded to the timing cover bolt holes.


Another good, inexpensive preventative maintenance tip. Thanks.

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