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Just got a S&S super E kit to replace my crapped out Bendix and now im have intake manifold leaks! Ive jiggled around with it but cant quite get it to seal right? Is there a trick to this?
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Lossen up your heads, this will allow them to move just a tad.Now install the manifold with the carb,(for me it helps to get it seated with the carb bolted to the manifold) move the heads a little until you have a good seal. Wrap a couple turns of electrical tape over the joint over the o-ring (helps it seal, don't worry it won't melt) Clamp it down then retighten tighten your heads. Oh yeah if you can grow a third hand or get a helper it makes life easier'

Sometimes you have to lossen the jugs also but most of the time you'll get enough play by just working with the heads. Good luck
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Thanx. Ill ive it a shot
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Put late model - 79 onwards - rubber hose manifold seals on over top of the o-rings. Then put those t-bar stainless steel aircraft type clamps over the late rubbers.
This has kept mine sealed good for the past 10,000 miles.
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Thanks for the info. Ill try this if I cant get it to work the conventional way.
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