So in addition to the new engine not really starting, I’m having severe issues with leaks from the pre-heat tubes and risers. The gaskets are just not dealing with it and unfortunately, the manifold’s pre-heater pipes really need some metal work due to how aged they are.
Buying a new intake at this stage is not an option I’m willing to explore, and since the one I originally intended to install won’t work, I can only make the AE engine’s intake or possibly the AH engine’s work. I know it is buried somewhere in the garage. I never got around to scrubbing it up, sanding it, and repainting it. But other than some previous owner’s stupidly welding up the manifold’s EGR connection, it is still the best out of all the ones I have.
I figure I’ll try a few more things with the 72 intake and if doesn’t work out I’ll start digging through the bins to find this.
I dragged the new Brosal stock muffler down from the attic and got the tale pipes assembled.
There should be a law about the kinds of stickers you can apply to surfaces that need to be sanded or get hot. This is going to be a pain in the ass to get these stickers and the resulting adhesive off. I’d like sand it down and paint it but quite frankly I’d rather just have it installed.
I pulled this down in the hopes that the bottom surface and bolt holes, being stock configuration, may work out better if I have to use the AE intake.