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Old 02-04-2009, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: Warning to those port matching intakes

Would it help to shot peen the base of the manifold so surface cracks would be
slowed from forming. I agree supporting the carburator would be a big help if there
were points that would lend themselves to assisting that. The bracket shown is better
than nothing but seems in a way to be calculated to the life expectancy of the motor.
(which doesn't seem to be long)

Without the support the carb and fuel are like a free weight on the end of the manifold
where with the harmonics the base of the manifold would begin to crack. I'm not sure
that a harder material would solve the problem as heat will build in the same area no
matter what.

Even if one only takes a punch and hammer and peens it himself before setting up the
induction and installing the support brackett.
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