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Installing an Aluminum Intake

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Poohbair, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Poohbair

    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    I was going to install an aluminum intake on my car yesterday (a Ford, I know...I know...)and them motor has 4 studs and the rest are bolts. The studs are not long enough to reach thru the intake. So, do I have to put in longer studs or can I just use all bolts and no studs? Do I have to use actual intake bolts or can I just go to the hardware store and get some grade 5 bolts or something.
     
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    You don't have to use the studs. They just help you line the intake up. You can just use regular bolts, just use washers under the bolt. And with ANY aluminum intake, go back and re torque after a week or so.
     
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    Dont forget the Anti-Seize on any steel part that touches the Al
     
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    Grade 5 bolts will be fine. Spec on a chev engine is only around 30 or 35 foot pounds.
     
  5. Poohbair

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    Thanks alot guys, I appreciate the info. Oh, in case anyone was curious it is a 68 Cougar that I am beginning a resto-mod on. I am hoping to get this thing back together and running good by the end of the week.
     

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