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Which Intake?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 82_k5, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. 82_k5

    82_k5 Registered Member

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    I have a 350 with a 1969 intake manifold on it. I am going to replace the gasket so I was wondering if it would be better to keep that manifold or get a different stock manifold (money issue). The truck is an 82 but all the emissions was removed by the PO and they don't test around here anyways. I got my 82 carb to fit on the 69 manifold I just want to know which one will give the best performance or if there is a difference. Could a leaking intake cause some burning oil or is that not possible? Sorry for all the questions. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. 82_k5

    82_k5 Registered Member

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    anyone?
     
  3. Mad-Dog

    Mad-Dog 1/2 ton status

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    manifold choice depends on the application, most 4x4 vehicles (except mine)
    enjoy a dual-plane low-rise intake manifold with long runners.
    Without knowing whether you have a square-bore or spread-bore carb and what the intended usage is....it's hard to make a intelligent decision.

    The only way the intake manifold could cause excessive oil consumption is if the heads were milled to the point where a gap is created at the bottom of the intake ports and the intake draws oil from the valley, angle-milling corrects this problem.
     

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