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Old 05-14-2014, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default Intake manifolds

Will 49 thru 53 intake manifold fit on a 48 merc engine with out modifying anything?
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:59 PM   #2
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Yes, may have to plug the holes for breather and oil fill in the front of the manifold... I use freeze plugs upside down- they look better that way... I used one for pcv valve...
May want to keep the fuel pump push rod for the manifold you're gonna use...

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It depends on your definition of "fit"??? There will not be a distributor vacuum access point, there will be fewer attachment holes, there will be unneeded crankcase vents.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:21 AM   #4
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It depends on your definition of "fit"??? There will not be a distributor vacuum access point, there will be fewer attachment holes, there will be unneeded crankcase vents.
That about sums it up. LOL!!
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Yes, may have to plug the holes for breather and oil fill in the front of the manifold... I use freeze plugs upside down- they look better that way... I used one for pcv valve...
May want to keep the fuel pump push rod for the manifold you're gonna use...

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Karl do you have pictures of the plug install? Can you tell me which freeze plugs you used? I'm asking because I'll be running a late intake on an early motor
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Karl do you have pictures of the plug install? Can you tell me which freeze plugs you used? I'm asking because I'll be running a late intake on an early motor
Wouldn't it be easy to measure the hole? You can get freeze plugs in about any size.
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Wouldn't it be easy to measure the hole? You can get freeze plugs in about any size.
You can get pretty close, I ordered some today. If they work out, I'll post the details.
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