Re: Intake Manifold on a 66 Bird with 428
"Jim Warman" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I like Scotts advice.... none of us likes someone hovering over our
> If your mechanic is young and has little in the way of FE engine
> experience... these manifolds are HEAVY and a great deal of care is
> required when positioning them to avoid damaging or displacing the
> intake gaskets. Gluing the end seals in with weatherstrip adhesive
> works well and add a dab of silicon at each corner (where end seal
> meets side gasket) just before the manifold is set into place.
No Sh@#$! First time I encountered that, almost threw a disc! Imagine
my surprise, as a 130 pounder who was used to bench-pressing castiron T-
Come to think of it... did go in for a hernia a year or so later.
> IIRC, the pushrods are selective length so they should not be mixed up
> and should be replaced in their original location to avoid any
> possible problems.
I recall that, too. Almost Got in trouble when I saw the two-year old
toddling toward the carbord I had them punched into.
Ah, the good old days.