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Old 02-09-2006, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
J Thinkpad
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Intake Manifold on a 66 Bird with 428

I'm on to the next level of getting my classic 66 Town Landau 428 fixed up.
This weekend is replacing the intake manifold gaskets and valve cover
gaskets. Is there anything special I need to know going into this? I do have
the original manual and I'm using a mobile mechanic that does side jobs from
my local Ford Dealer. I will assist him...
Thanks in advance.
J.


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Old 02-09-2006, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Intake Manifold on a 66 Bird with 428


"J Thinkpad" <jthinkpad@msn.com> wrote in message
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> I'm on to the next level of getting my classic 66 Town Landau 428 fixed
> up. This weekend is replacing the intake manifold gaskets and valve cover
> gaskets. Is there anything special I need to know going into this? I do
> have the original manual and I'm using a mobile mechanic that does side
> jobs from my local Ford Dealer. I will assist him...
> Thanks in advance.
> J.


Leave him alone?


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Old 02-10-2006, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Intake Manifold on a 66 Bird with 428

I like Scotts advice.... none of us likes someone hovering over our
shoulders...

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.

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.


"J Thinkpad" <jthinkpad@msn.com> wrote in message
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> I'm on to the next level of getting my classic 66 Town Landau 428 fixed
> up. This weekend is replacing the intake manifold gaskets and valve cover
> gaskets. Is there anything special I need to know going into this? I do
> have the original manual and I'm using a mobile mechanic that does side
> jobs from my local Ford Dealer. I will assist him...
> Thanks in advance.
> J.
>
>



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Old 02-10-2006, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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"Jim Warman" <mechanic@telusplanet.net> wrote:

> I like Scotts advice.... none of us likes someone hovering over our
> shoulders...
>
> 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-
10's.

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.

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