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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 04, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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I'm running an aluminum Edelbrock Performer intake manifold on my 305. I think that I have a vacuum leak (and an oil leak and a little water leak) thanks to my intake as it is, so today I bought new gaskets & broke it down to re-seal the manifold.

All bolts are out, and there are no obstacles. EXCEPT...it will not come loose. I've tried a hammer & a block of wood with no results. Does anyone else have any tips for removing a stuck manifold?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 04, 04:16 PM
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Big screwdriver or pry bar between the manifold and head. Once it gets started it will come right off.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 04, 05:14 PM
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Not to be a wise guy or anything, but, did you remove the distributor?


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[img]smile.gif[/img] Yeah...the distributor is out of the car. That would have been funny.

I'll pry away. I thought of the screwdriver or pry-bar technique, but was reluctant without someone seconding that motion. I appreciate it!

Now, I hope that new gaskets will solve my problems.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 04, 06:14 PM
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yea you have to get real crazy sometimes with intake manifolds and rock em back and forth with some kinda bar.

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Originally posted by BPOS:
Not to be a wise guy or anything, but, did you remove the distributor?
Sounds like the first cam swap I ever did. Got everything off the top of the motor, and the cam would not come out. I pried on it, cussed it, etc...finally called a local shop and asked what the heck was going on. He asked "did you remove the fuel pump?" Well, uhhh, no [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img]

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 04, 01:54 PM
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I usually leave the water neck on and use a broom handle to pry it off. I didnt want to use a screwdriver to pry it off the head for fear of damaging the mating surface. Overkill, maybe, but it gives me peace of mind.
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Sometimes you need to remove the valve covers .... did you ?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 04, 10:11 AM
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Quote:
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I usually leave the water neck on and use a broom handle to pry it off. I didnt want to use a screwdriver to pry it off the head for fear of damaging the mating surface. Overkill, maybe, but it gives me peace of mind.
That's a good tip!
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