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I just took off my upper intake manifold this weekend (to put on the supercharger!) and I discovered that it was just starting to leak at the #1 cylinder. The upper intakes have O-rings to seal them, so I'm guessing that just re-torquing the bolts would have solved the problem. I'd definitely try that before I took the whole thing apart...
supercharger!!! I love it. Ya live and learn eh? Hope it all works out for ya. Have fun with it. It's a good engine.

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supercharger!!! I love it. Ya live and learn eh? Hope it all works out for ya. Have fun with it. It's a good engine.

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Thanks. Here's some eye candy for you:

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Don't have any dyno data yet, since it hasn't been tuned, but it runs well and has a bunch more torque than it did last week!

Will post some dyno data as soon as I get it tuned and go to the dyno.
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Will post some dyno data as soon as I get it tuned and go to the dyno.
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I just took off my upper intake manifold this weekend (to put on the supercharger!) and I discovered that it was just starting to leak at the #1 cylinder. The upper intakes have O-rings to seal them, so I'm guessing that just re-torquing the bolts would have solved the problem. I'd definitely try that before I took the whole thing apart...
Unless I was really pinched for cash, then I'd have to agree with MRG, it's probably better to just go ahead and replace the gaskets. Ford has upgraded the SOHC intake gaskets over the years - the quality of the current version is 10x better than factory.
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