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Old 04-28-2011, 06:32 PM
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Last time I looked for OE Ford FE intakes, people thought they were gold.
Ha - i think this fits your description, no?


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So it sounds like the rpm is a good choice. I have been running 87 gas. I'm hoping the intake switch with gain some bottom end tq. Any recommendations on good intake gaskets?
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Are the ebroc gaskets any good?
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Ha - i think this fits your description, no?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Orig-...Q5fAccessories
I should have included aluminum in my description but, yea. I have seen them with a hole corroded under the stamped isolator on the valley side and they still wanted a fortune for them.
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Any input on intake gaskets?
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I have a fe engine that was in a 63 galaxie I got a few months ago. It had been sitting in a shop for years when I got it. It ran but not that well. Since I have got it I have done alot of work to it and have learned quite a bit about the engine. It is a new engine. Cam/lifters are new, double roller timing chain, bored, new pistons and very clean on the inside. Question is I am looking at swapping intakes because the old one seems to leaking at the gaskets. What is a good intake to run? It has a weiand on it now.
I may be a few years late on this...but I just joined and its a topic I can comment on. First, is your old manifold warped? The aluminum intakes are great at saving weight and typically flow better than the stock cast iron ones...but their width and the heat these engine bays can see can sure warp them in a hurry. Before you spend money on a new intake and filter through the list of what is available etc. You may want to run the engine and get it hot, then pull the intake off as quick as you can (should be a 10 minute jobs tops) and then put a straight edge down each side and see if you have any gaps beneath your edge...if you do the intake is junk and ready to be sold for scrap aluminum.

The comments were right on the Edelbrock performer. If you just need someone to flow a bit better and lighten the front axle, it is a good all around daily driver. If you can find an old Holley FE intake, they were pretty good and I ran one for years until swapping to a multi-carb set up.

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Years ago I had a 58 Ford Convertible That came with the logo on the dash that said thunderbird police interceptor special. The Engine was the same as the Edsel 361, a 352 with 060 over pistons from the factory . the heads had the early milling machined combustion chambers, The problem was the spark plug threads at an angle left sharp points that would cause pinging if a the octane was not 105. It would overheat with hard driving and the heads warped after a couple months. It took 030 to get them flat and that upped the CR more. I had a buddy that was partners in a hemi rail and a tech at the ford dealership. He showed me how to rework the combustion chamber. grind out the spark plug points, round a few corners, remove some metal around the exhaust, then. port the heads to just smooth things, then a lot of grinding at the exhaust port to header area. I got an isky cam kit, It was a very early design, it came with 1.5 to 1 rockers, new push rods, valve springs, and retainers, That engine sounded like a fuel dragster. I added an edelbrock 3-2 manifold and used GM wcd carbs. I had an old sun tach and it would rev close to 7 K. I have been told that the cam grind was the same one isky used for big olds and chrysler engines. Once in a while you will see the 1.5 rockers on the Fe forums but I have never seen a cam listed.
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