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Intake Valley Pan Gasket Question
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When I had my engine rebuilt, the builder didn't put the intake valley pan gasket on, I found it in the trunk after the rebuild, he said it wasn't needed...what say you?

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#2
Depends stock build with a stock intake maybe but I also say no if you are modifying or using an after market intake. Basically all it does is block the hot oil from the bottom of the intake so the choice is yours.
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#3
I would use one.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#4
There's a thread on here where a lot of guys provided input about using the turkey pan. As Tnfastbk said, it keeps hot oil off the bottom of your intake, but it's personal choice. I decided not to use mine with my new intake, but many do use them. I didn't find a compelling reason to reinstall mine.

Doc

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#5
Tnfastbk;59609 Wrote:Depends stock build with a stock intake maybe but I also say no if you are modifying or using an after market intake. Basically all it does is block the hot oil from the bottom of the intake so the choice is yours.

I'm running a Edelbrock 2750 intake, 650cfm Edlebrock Thunder Series Carb with a slighly hotter cam, Petronix Igniter lll, Petronix Thunder Series lll coil, but I had the rest of the engine rebuilt to original specifications. The engine set up is primarily for realibility, drivability and street performance ...in that order.

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#6
I ran into the same thing..But all the people from jegs reassured me that the pan gasket was mainly for the original cast iron intake and not needed on the edlebrock intake i had....Cause when i orderd my intake i called them and asked why it didnt come with a pan gasket in the felpro kit...lol..I guess its not really needed with aluminum manifolds that cool much better than the old cast irons.
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hyena429;59657 Wrote:I ran into the same thing..But all the people from jegs reassured me that the pan gasket was mainly for the original cast iron intake and not needed on the edlebrock intake i had....Cause when i orderd my intake i called them and asked why it didnt come with a pan gasket in the felpro kit...lol..I guess its not really needed with aluminum manifolds that cool much better than the old cast irons.

FYI, mine came with an aluminum intake and valley pan from Ford.

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#8
I keep hearing.... Retain the turkey pan "unless" the carb heat ports are blocked....which i think mine are blocked....But im no engineer im just going on word of mouth on that one..lol
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#9
hyena429;59673 Wrote:I keep hearing.... Retain the turkey pan "unless" the carb heat ports are blocked....which i think mine are blocked....But im no engineer im just going on word of mouth on that one..lol
I think you may have found the real purpose for it...the heat ports probably get very hot...I'm thinking hot enough to cook splattered oil maybe it is simply to keep engine oil off of the hot part of the intake ?

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#10
I highly suggest running one. My car had a terrible vapor locking problem with the Edelbrock performer intake and Weiand Xcellerator intakes before I installed the intake pan back in there. What really made it bad was installing the ram-air air cleaner. Held a lot more heat in the carb. Surprising how well it keeps heat out of the intake. Vapor lock problem eliminated.

Mike
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