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CR

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« on: January 02, 2010, 12:04:48 AM »
I have a 67 396/325hp SS. I am removing the original engine and installing a 454 that I'm building. I want an aluminum intake that will allow me to keep the original SS hood. Will the 427/390hp Corvette intake work? Or is there a good aftermarket intake that will work?

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Re: Aluminum
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 02:04:26 AM »
Just use a stock L78 intake. It will even work with oval port heads if you pay attention to the gasket and will look like it belongs.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 10:43:12 PM »
Charley,
How well does that configuration work? I would think that there are some draw backs?
Bob
Just use a stock L78 intake. It will even work with oval port heads if you pay attention to the gasket and will look like it belongs.

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Re: Aluminum
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 06:16:19 AM »
I've known guys that ran them for years. The square port intake is larger than the oval port heads and a good gasket seals fine.  Flow doesn't seem to be bothered enough to tell.

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 04:12:16 PM »
Charley is right.  We have done this several times before on customer's engines.

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Re: Aluminum
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 10:30:47 PM »
I am confused ? CR do you have two car's ? or is this one the one you asked about in the other post that was all original never painted or bothered ? why would you remove an original 396 to reinstall a 454 ?
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