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Casting flash in new intake SBC.

Hello guys I have just a quick question. I got a new weiand high rise dual plane intake and am replacing an edelbrock rpm air gap for my SBC. Question I have as you can see in the picture below there is a big chunk of casting flash on the side and was wondering is it risky leaving it the way it is and can it fall off? I know it sounds stupid but I know people clean up this sort of thing but I don't have the tools to clean that up with. Is it safe as is or what would I need to clean it up? Thanks for help.
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I wouldn't worry about it.
If you want to remove it, a round or half round file will do nicely.
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if you grind on the intake, blow it out with compressed air or wipe it down with mineral spirits before you install it
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round file $2.บบ,repair time,2 minutes,,
clean the intake before installing
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'Looks' like aluminium , sharp wood chisel and a hammer, bang , gone!....again clean afterwords.



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Unfortunately I will have to get a chisel or a round file as I have neither but yet I have all kinds of other tools. I will get one of the above and take it out and clean it all up. I don't plan on installing it till the end of this month as I am getting ready to do a paint job on my other truck so I won't have time right off. Thanks for the tips guys now I know what to get.
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an old sacrew driver, a piece of sand paper,a junk knife,,,any weapon that fits in the hole...
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You can go in there and remove the chunks with a file and clean and blend the ports with some sandpaper. I even rounded out the "flat" and port-matched the spacer. A bit more rounding and blending was done after what you see here.





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thats very nice work toddalin
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I did not think of a screwdriver. I have gobs of those and I think that was a nice clean up job. I will knock out that and use some sandpaper as you said and clean it up some. It won't look like yours though
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