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Username Post: How to install intake manifold?        (Topic#358824)
Eth727 
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11-15-19 12:07 PM - Post#2780230    

Hey guys I cracked my intake manifold when I went to remove a heater hose nipple fitting. I was wondering how do I remove and install a replacement intake manifold. It's a 283 with edelbrock carb and MSD distributor. Thanks



 


Bad56Sedan 
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11-15-19 04:15 PM - Post#2780238    
    In response to Eth727

Are you running a thermostat?

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Edited by Bad56Sedan on 11-15-19 04:16 PM. Reason for edit: What?

 
Eth727 
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11-15-19 04:25 PM - Post#2780240    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Yes




 
Bad56Sedan 
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11-15-19 07:10 PM - Post#2780257    
    In response to Eth727

I know that was a silly question, but one thing I don't like about intake manifold removal and replace is the coolant issues.
Seems no matter how careful you are it always goes where you don't want it to go.
The no thermostat method makes lowering the coolant level in the block easier to avoid the mess. Simply remove upper radiator hose, put a rag in the radiator upper hose nipple, open bottom drain on radiator route to clean buckets if your saving it and apply a very small amount of pressure to blow through the upper radiator hose, manifold and the block through the pump suction hose back into the radiator, soon the coolant will be lower than the manifold!
And if you keep going it will be lower than the water pump, just need the buckets/ jugs.
But the rest of your question, main thing for ease of putting back together is remove distributor cap and take a picture so you can get rotor and distrib housing back the same way.




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60Impala1837 
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11-15-19 09:21 PM - Post#2780266    
    In response to Eth727

I used this video for help.

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Eth727 
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11-15-19 11:43 PM - Post#2780269    
    In response to 60Impala1837

Yeah when I cracked the manifold i think some metal debris got inside the coolant so I'm going to do a complete coolant flush.



 
Mel Foye 
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11-18-19 05:01 PM - Post#2780451    
    In response to Eth727

When it was said --very little pressure-- remember your entire system is set up for 7-10psi and most compressors are 100psi or more. Even your water hose can be up to 45-75psi.
If your mix is fresh I would pour through a towel and use it.
If you are going to flush the system be sure to open the heater valve.



 


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