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Intake question on 55 Special


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My son is working on the 55 as a project for credit at school this year and we took off the intake manifold to see what was making noise. There is a plate on the underside of the manifold that covers the exaust passage that was rusted trough in several spots. When we took this off there was a gasket on there that I would imagine is asbestos. We are going to fabricate a new plate but I am wondering what would be the best thing to use to replace that gasket.

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Yep thats it, I looked at the Buick Farm last night and they have the metal plate in stock and I ordered it from them so will be waiting for it anyway. Let me know how much for the gasket and shipping and I will send a check off asap. Could probably make a plate but the correct one is stamped which will make it stiffer and probably seal better so I bought it. Thanks and do you need my address. The address in the BCA roster may be wrong. :D

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Sid

The gasket is on the way. If I have a part that I don't need it is always free to BCA members---to non members it is $50 ( and a membership in BCA goes with the part ). If I need the part or even think I will need it, it is not for sale at any price. That gasket is used in late 55 and 56 Buicks and rebuild gasket sets for 264-322 cover all from 1953-56, so this was an extra that until recently did not know where it was used since none of my 55's had the plate on the bottom of the manifold.

Enjoy,

Willie

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Aren't Buick people great, Thanks. I hope to be at Ames next summer since it is so close so I will buy you a beer or a cup of coffee whichever you want if you are there.

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Very appropriate. Mr. Earl, a Buickman award for Willie please!

Why would I want to do that? All he's ever given me is a hard time.:rolleyes::D:D:D

just kiddin, consider it done. If I can figure out how to Search on this new and improved forum.

but ya know of course, anybody can pull the Buickman Award thread up and make the presentation.

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