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Air-Gap Intake no Rear Coolant Passage???

Sorry this isn't EFI specific, but this seemed like the most logical place to post this question.

I have a 302 with GT40 cast iron heads (not Explorer, real GT40 heads). I just bought a Edelbrock Air-Gap intake (PN#7521) and noticed that there are no rear coolant passages on the intake. My heads have them, my gasket kit has this, but the intake - not so much. The deletion of this was by design opposed to Edelbrock "forgetting" to add so I assume this will not negatively effect cooling performance. Can I just install as is and not worry about the lack of cooling passage on the new intake?

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Re: Air-Gap Intake no Rear Coolant Passage???

Correct, the rear coolant passage serves no purpose. Heads and gaskets have holes simply to allow use on either side of the engine.

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Re: Air-Gap Intake no Rear Coolant Passage???

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Correct, the rear coolant passage serves no purpose. Heads and gaskets have holes simply to allow use on either side of the engine.

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Thank you for the quick response! Appreciate the info.

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