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Old 02-25-2009, 19:55   #1 (permalink)
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intake problems

Help,
I have I beleive to be a early model 351w, it has the L-shaped water passages.
It also has 8 intake bolt holes on the heads. The aftermarket intake that I used when building the motor the first only had provisions for 6 bolts on each side of the intake. I had problems from the very start with small amounts of water getting in my oil. I have torn it apart again. I purchased another aftermarket intake (Edelbrock #2181) only to find it has 6 bolts on each side of the intake as well.
Is this acceptable?
Why the missing 2 bolt holes?
Any intake install tips?

Thanks,
Ranchero Gary
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Old 03-10-2009, 17:46   #2 (permalink)
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Re: intake problems

Somewhere down the pike Ford changed the water passages on the 351W. What Edelbrock says is use the 16 bolt gasket with the 12 bolt manifold. I have a 69 351W. I know exactly what you're talking about. I had to go to Edelbrock's site to get the info. Interesting to know.
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