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JB Weld on intake

So i bought a Edelbrock RPM Airgap Manifold off craigslist. Got a good deal on it so i thought. It arrived and it looks like someone had the manifold drilled for NOS injectors. There are holes in all the runners. It has JB weld in the holes and smooted out inside and then ground smooth on the top. I feel scammed and the seller is willing to make this right with me. Is this safe to run?
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I'd return it if the seller is willing to refund you. It might not vacuum leak, but I wouldn't want to trust it.

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i would definatly return it...sounds like problems down the road....
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shouldn't be a problem.
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Thanks guys. What would you think it would cost to have someone fix it correctly by welding them shut?
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Last aluminum welding I had done was 75.00. Took him 5 minutes. had to get that hour of labor tho. I swear by JB Weld but would return it too if postage wouldn't make it too expensive. If you get it welded take it to a regular welding shop and not a speciality shop like I did.
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Im a draftsman at a machine shop we do welding i just dont know if we do aluminum. Surly someone does. Maybe i can get a favor done. Now how do i remove the JB weld is the question.
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Drill it tap the holes and install pipe plugs.

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Sometimes I over look the obvious... thanks! just need a way to remove the jb weld so that it doesnt get sucked into the cylinder. When i say the coated the inside of the runners they coated them probably about a 1 inch square of JB weld
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Try heating it with a small propane torch.It should scrape off after being heated.

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I had a guy grinding pistons for a motorcycle I was racing and ground through the relief for the valve into the ring channel. His solution was to fill it with JB Weld and smooth it. It actually worked although I would never try it again. I was young and broke in college at the time so I went with it...

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JB Weld is not an issue. However, appling heat to remove the JB Weld and then later, TIG weld the holes to start over, reface the surfaces mating to the heads for straightness, only need a few thousands removed, say 0.003" min.

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JB Weld is not an issue. However, appling heat to remove the JB Weld and then later, TIG weld the holes to start over, reface the surfaces mating to the heads for straightness, only need a few thousands removed, say 0.003" min.
Not talking about an acetylene torch just one of the little hand held ones.Not enough heat to hurt anything.

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I would drill out the JB-Weld, tap a thread and install Brass Allen Plugs with Lock-Tite. It would look good and if you ever decided on NOS Injection by all means. The RPM Air Gap comes with Bosses for Fuel or NOS Injectors;o)

You could also use a larger Brass Boss Fitting that protruded with a Plug that would accept NOS Nozzles.

Heating the area with a Propane Torch an use a small wire disc on a drill would ensure you got rid of all the JB-Weld.

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Not talking about an acetylene torch just one of the little hand held ones.Not enough heat to hurt anything.
Agree, Butane pencil torch would work. MAPP gas would work also.

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