Apr 22nd, 04, 06:14 PM
Why do I keep seeing intake manifolds for sale
that say they are for a 69 Z but they have an oil
spout provision hole in the front? Wasnt 1969
the first year for valve cover oil caps? or were there left overs from 68 they put on the early
Daytona Yellow 69 Z/28
Apr 22nd, 04, 06:39 PM
69 Z/28's used a differant intake than 68's, it was not a left over. The 69 intake # is 3932472 and although it had hole for an oil tube like the 67/68 intake it was plugged with a freeze plug from the factory.
I hope this helps,
Apr 22nd, 04, 06:42 PM
I have one with the freeze plug gone. It needs a new one before it goes back on the block. I think they all have the hole, but use a plug.
I have another question. How could there be so many intakes for sale, but so darned few distributors, alternators etc. :confused:
Apr 23rd, 04, 05:15 AM
The only difference I can think of is that the intake manifolds don't wear out like the alternators and distributors. I thought the "472" intake manifold was used on 69 Corvettes also but when I looked it up in my book it shows 69 Camaro 302 only. I'm assuming the book is correct.
Apr 23rd, 04, 08:17 AM
There were not any aluminum small block manifolds for Corvette in 1969. All SB Vettes got the "184" cast iron intake that year. I doubt the Z/28 intake would even fit under the hood. smile.gif