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bryanb30
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 243
posted March 27, 2005 12:31 PM  
ok got my 462 heads redone at a local machine shop and also bought a used bowtie intake from him.......went to put the intake on today and the middle bolt holes arent on the same angle as the heads so they dont line up, is it ok to just elongate the holes so it lines up or is this intake for a different year head or what? i know the vortecs take a completely different intake but this intake does have the 12 bolts that bolt it down its just the 2 on each side closest to the carb that wont line up. by the way the part number is 14096242

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waltonjr1
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Total posts: 516
posted March 27, 2005 04:39 PM  
Sounds like your intake is designed for use with tbi heads, or you have tbi heads but the casting numbers dont support that.


bryanb30
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 243
posted March 27, 2005 08:49 PM  
ok this intake is for 85 to 95 engines, the intake ports line up fine so i just elongated the holes and i will have to fab some angled washers for the bolts....thanks for the reply....i was a *****zz for buying this intake but i know now what to look for, man it always seems like i learn stuff the hard way

orange2mod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted March 28, 2005 04:34 AM  
Just so you don't learn this one the hard way too, Make sure you check your distributor up and down play with this intake. We had to shim ours and we found out the hard way at a $4500.00 to win race and it chewed up a dist. during qualifying.

bryanb30
Dirt Freak

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posted March 28, 2005 08:54 AM  
thanks for that info dude!! now if i only knew how to check the up and down play!! how much clearance does it need?

Gene
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posted March 29, 2005 02:54 AM  
Install the dist with no gasket, if it sets down on the intake its ok, if its not sitting on the intake measure the gap and get a hard spacer (valve spring shim)to fill the gap. recheck, If its okay then the dist gasket will give you the clearance ya need.

bryanb30
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posted March 30, 2005 08:23 PM  
thanks Gene.........THE DIRT FORUM ROCKS!!

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