Sould I cut out center ports on new paper 455 intake gaskets

Tiny
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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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Monday, September 19th, 2011 AT 11:57 PM

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

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 12:17 AM
Tiny
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Do you think it will affect the operation of the motor?

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 AT 12:52 AM
Tiny
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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.

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 AT 2:11 AM
Tiny
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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

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 AT 5:44 PM

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