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Offline 66/72RAB

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Intake manifold question?
« on: June 28, 2017 - 09:18:51 pm »
What is the extra hole for between the first and second intake manifold bolt holes on this intake? This would be the passenger side front. There is a similar hole at the rear of the manifold - same side. The cast date looks like 6-7-72.  The full casting number 3671918. Appreciate any help. Thanks

Offline burdar

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Re: Intake manifold question?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017 - 09:55:37 pm »
I just had a look at my original 73 318 intake manifold.(cast in 72)  It has that extra hole in it as well.  I'm not sure what it's there for.  Maybe they needed it there for some machining process at the plant?  Nothing goes there.  There is nothing on the cylinder head in that location.

I also have an 80's thermoquad intake with the smaller style thermostat housing.  That intake does NOT have that extra hole in that spot.

Offline cudabob496

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Re: Intake manifold question?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017 - 11:02:35 pm »
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"