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    I'm going to end up using intake spacers to use a standard deck intake on a tall deck. Does anybody make a similar spacer for the ends? If push comes to shove, I can make them, but what a PITA!! Sure rather buy them then make them. I can't stand the 1/2" bead of silicon so want to do something better!!!
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    the weiand kit comes with end pieces. did you make your spacers or didn't yours come with ends? Maybe they will sell you just the ends. I have made ends from 3/8 plywood that I coated with epoxy. Easier than alumn and they work. http://store.summitracing.com/largei...wnd-8204_w.jpg



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    David, assuming you are going to attach the end spacers with some 1/4-20 socket head cap screws...I would just make them out of .375 6061. By the time you drill the holes and counter bore the cast end spacers they are so freaking weak they are not worth a damn, not to mention they dont match up to a Dart block contours for chit. We were as careful as we could be when we went through this on RCB's 540 and we still broke both end spacers when we were mocking it up. Even if you reduced the fastener size to 10-32 or 24 I still would not trust them. We just made new ones and forgot about it. It will take a few hours but its better than having one let go Saturday afternoon or something.

    If you were just planning on just siliconing it all togethor I guess they will work ok the way they are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    the weiand kit comes with end pieces. did you make your spacers or didn't yours come with ends? Maybe they will sell you just the ends. I have made ends from 3/8 plywood that I coated with epoxy. Easier than alumn and they work. http://store.summitracing.com/largei...wnd-8204_w.jpg
    I see that summit kit comes with the end spacers with pre drilled holes. I like the idea of laying out your own holes in the block so they are in the middle of that area your working with which is sort of thin. When we tried to use the pre-drilled holes it put the holes in weird places, didnt like that. Another reason to make your own.

    We drilled/tapped the block then used threaded transfer points to pick up the holes we put in onto our new spacer then traced the contours of the block onto the piece and it was a nice fitting part that wont break.
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    If you have the means, I agree, make your own. I still have the patterns I used at Dart...did this many times...just make a paper pattern from a file folder, then transfer to the alum. 10-32's are plenty to hold it in place.
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    Damn... was hoping to hear "Gee David, I needed a set a while back so I fired up the Fadal and made 20 sets out of billet unobtainum... I'll send you a couple for a six pack!!!" Instead, it sounds like I'll be whittleing them out on the my funky old manual mill.
    The spacers I have came with a manifold I bought a while back... Never got the end pieces.
    Chris, I agree 1/4-20 socket head cap screws are way to big. I'll likely go a couple 10/32 flat heads. We attach the spacers to the heads that way as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David 519 View Post
    Damn... was hoping to hear "Gee David, I needed a set a while back so I fired up the Fadal and made 20 sets out of billet unobtainum... I'll send you a couple for a six pack!!!" Instead, it sounds like I'll be whittleing them out on the my funky old manual mill.
    The spacers I have came with a manifold I bought a while back... Never got the end pieces.
    Chris, I agree 1/4-20 socket head cap screws are way to big. I'll likely go a couple 10/32 flat heads. We attach the spacers to the heads that way as well.
    Thanks all...
    A band saw and a drum sander (or die grinder with a round sanding arbor) would make quick work out of this project.
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    Why noit use the proper intake. I have a standard 4150 and a dominator 4500 intake for tall deck blocks. Could be pursueded(sp) to part with one.

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    Got a perfect conditiion set of spacers and end plates, all aluminum I think from dart. I just peaked in a box to make sure I still had them. PM me if interested.
    They were made for a Dart Big M head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    A band saw and a drum sander (or die grinder with a round sanding arbor) would make quick work out of this project.
    My current shop is so small, I don't have room for a band saw and man is it a PITA. I have to use my race trailer as additional storeage just to make everything fit. Will be moving into a larger shop around the first of the year and then I can add some better machine tools and a band saw is top of the list!!

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    Why noit use the proper intake. I have a standard 4150 and a dominator 4500 intake for tall deck blocks. Could be pursueded(sp) to part with one.

    Jerry
    I've got a bitchen polished tunnel ram for a tall deck block. Unfortunately, you can't bolt a blower to it My blower manifold is for a standard deck block.
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    David, I think H20MOFO has a complete set forsale. Think he has the ends aswell.
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    CS19, next time just use some roll pins. They do just what ya need them to do with a small hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdave013 View Post
    CS19, next time just use some roll pins. They do just what ya need them to do with a small hole.
    good idea SD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdave013 View Post
    CS19, next time just use some roll pins. They do just what ya need them to do with a small hole.
    Now Dave ... that would make just too much sense, stop it

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