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K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  ASE Certified Technician, Associates Degree in Automotive Technology, 15+ years in the trade
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I am changing from a stock intake manifold to an aluminum

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hi, I am changing from a stock intake manifold to an aluminum intake- and I was told there is a difference between the two gasket setups- is this a fact? or fiction? thanks, Alan.
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: yes and Ford 460
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: the block is 1970 , the body is 68, the frame is 74 and the 460 is lincoln
JA: What year is your Ford?
Customer: I just told you
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i am changing the cam, the lifters, the pushrods, and the distributer, along with the intake manifold
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the distributor is being changed to a gm single wire type
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 11 months ago.

Hello, the key to intake gasket selection is going to be measuring your intake ports. There were several sizes over the years. You can click here for a list of gaskets. Let me know if I can help further.