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Old 11-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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Question 69 351w heads

I have a 1969 351w eng I got at a salvage yard minus the intake, I can get a 1984 351w intake ($25), but the intake dosen't have a opening at the rear as the heads do for the coolant, is this normal? I 'd post a photo but don't know how
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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That is very normal. Some after market intakes are like that as well, like the Edelbrock performer RPM. There are some out there that have the rear water crossover. I got a knock-off from Ebay and between having the rear water crossover and an electric water pump, my temperature read one whole notch colder on the gauge.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I also contacted a couple of eng rebuild shops and they confirmed it's normal. thanks again
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