Mechanics

SOULD I CUT OUT CENTER PORTS ON NEW PAPER 455 INTAKE GASKETS

1971 Oldsmobile 442

Replacing my stock intake w/ allum. Intake and new paper gaskets have one less hole in center of head than old valey pan gasket
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Oldsman44265
September 19, 2011.



You should be able to do it as long as there is enough room around the area.

Do you think it will affect the operation of the motor?

Tiny
Oldsman44265
Sep 21, 2011.
It souldn't as long as it doesn't cut into something other than just for the stud. We normally only recommend direct fit parts because it is hard to tell what may happen when we aren't there.

No need to cut allum intake does not need exhaust gas pass through as cast does it will heat up cutting out intake will get to hot and can cause gas to boil in carb

Docfixit
Sep 21, 2011.