Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Re: trouble installling edelbrock intake
Just wanted to give an update. I got the intake manifold to finally fit, took about 4 trips to the machine shop (easier to take off than to put it back on)! Overall, they milled about 0.300" off of each side, and the holes finally lined up. I checked the port alignment with a small camera I have and it looks good enough. The intake manifold ports are a hair higher than the cylinder head ports, but it is such a small amount I am not too worried, I could use a thinner intake manifold gasket to remedy that.
I am using parts from swap meets and junkyards to work on this torino, so the history of some of the pieces isn't known. I'm thinking the heads I used were most likely milled several times in its history, or the person who milled them made a mistake and milled too much. I don't think the intake manifold was the problem, because it did fit on an engine with edelbrock heads without having to be milled.
Now on to the next problem!