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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 12th, 19, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Edelbrock performer intake questions

Hey Folks,
I was able to get this kit
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/e...RoCQnAQAvD_BwE

From Amazon while on sale, also using my rewards points, and a gift card for a total of 378 out of pocket - it was a complex phone order lol. I have been looking into Lokar cables from summit - but here is my question.

I know I need a coolant neck, but besides that, what holes will I need to plug up on this bad boy for a 350 SBC application into my 70 Chevelle? Are there any good specific temp sensors I can get, or oil sensors? I am open to all ideas - I just know there must be open ports that I need to fill or need to use for sensors. It seems to be a popular intake so I thought I would ask you all. Thanks so much!

I found these...not sure if I need them: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-8052

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The kit you purchased comes with 4 of the pipe plugs - enough to fill all four holes on the intake if necessary. You will probably only fill one of them - the one that is closest to the thermostat outlet. The one on the right side is usually used for the heater. Some people use the one on the left side for a coolant temperature sensor. The one behind the carburetor pad is what most people use for the power brakes (you will need a low height 90 fitting - if you had a Holley carburetor, you would also need a short spacer gasket so that the rear fuel bowl would clear the fitting).
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The kit you purchased comes with 4 of the pipe plugs - enough to fill all four holes on the intake if necessary. You will probably only fill one of them - the one that is closest to the thermostat outlet. The one on the right side is usually used for the heater. Some people use the one on the left side for a coolant temperature sensor. The one behind the carburetor pad is what most people use for the power brakes (you will need a low height 90 fitting - if you had a Holley carburetor, you would also need a short spacer gasket so that the rear fuel bowl would clear the fitting).
Many thanks!!! Very helpful!
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Never use steel plus in an intake manifold, they are a b***h to get out later. Always put brass plugs in. You will thank me later when you need to get them out someday.
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Never use steel plus in an intake manifold, they are a b***h to get out later. Always put brass plugs in. You will thank me later when you need to get them out someday.
Is that why the 66 original aluminum intakes all seem to have thread problem at those points?
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Is that why the 66 original aluminum intakes all seem to have thread problem at those points?
Yes, those steel ones are a real pain to take out. Just this year I had an old Torker intake that had some steel square plugs in it, bought a special socket off Amazon and with no head and my new cordless gun took them right out. Never had any luck with anything work so good. Nice thing was it did not damage the threads upon removal.
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you can always buy a Tstat housing that has ports in it too if you need more
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Bought some brass plugs and also a tstat housing with extra inlets on it as wel

You guys are golden! THANK YOU!
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