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Old 09-25-2012, 09:34 PM
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My mad dash to stupidity

So, in a nut shell, 350, 416 heads, small cam, yada yada yada, had it running Sunday, did cam break in, brief but excellent road test, all good right? Get home, oil leak at front and rear, assume because I used the dam rubber ends that that was the issue. Pull the intake, reseal, bolt back on, notice port alignment isn't great, and I did have very lightly dremel intake bolt holes to get it lined up, I assumed due to the heads being milled. But, dist won't sit flush, again, same assumption, grab some shims, slap it together, still not happy with port alignment and how the intake bolts go in....pull it apart, and try to figure out how to guage required machining to the intake to make it work...(head milling unknown) so while sitting,and stewing, as this thing needs to run tommorow, I reach over and grab beat up and oily old performer, as opposed the the port matched, painted, clean brand new Chinese knock off that I was using, and low and fkng behold, it fits flawlessly, pull all the fittings, brake clean the hell out of it, swap everything over, and install, absolutely perfect....I'm pissed and happy at the same time....its not as pretty, but I suspect will function right.....
Moral of my story.....
Stop making stupid assumptions when your actually clueless....
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by F-BIRD'88 View Post
Ya I don't have a lot of faith in ProComp stuff. I have had good luck with Professional Products intakes and
Edelbrock and Holley and Weiand intakes. I always inspect before I pay.

Back in the 70's the Edelbrock stuff was just as bad.
Yah, it came off a fairly healthy roller 355 my buddy has, I have zero idea why it worked for him, and not me....but I swear to God I'm going to enjoy using it a a paperweight....I'm completely stunned bynhownmuch better the port alignment and fit is with the thing I don't get, the knock off has coolant passages at the rear that obviously line up with the heads, on the edelbrock they are not there, only the front ones.....I had this intake on my Malibu wagon with no issues....why are they blocked? And what will that do?
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