Re: AMC 304 Intake manifold
I'm no expert but my understanding of the valley pan gasket is the purpose is to keep hot oil from splashing onto the undreside of the intake manidfold keeping it cooler giving cooler denser fuel. I recently did a valve job on my 75 304 and it was there. the hardest thing was getting the manifold inplace while lining up the valley pan and the front and rear rubber gasket. The instructions mentioned using RTV sealer in place of the rubber gaskets and I finally went that way. you don't need to remove the distributor on a V8 AMC, and I woldn't just to change the intake. It's just one more thing to worry about when getting it back together and running.
Last edited by LarryD; 03-02-2007 at 12:02 PM.
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