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    Ok i know this has been beat to death but my manifold doesnt have one and im gunna put one in! can any one help me on the position on the manifold seems like the way my manifold is only part of the burst plate will be open?? Am i crazy??? Am i not seeing something or what?

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    MOST Chevy manifolds get machined on the "FRONT" (timing cover) end of the manifold. There should be a large enough area toward the center of the runners for cylinders# 1 & 2. Buy a kit and take it to your local machine shop and have them cut the "window" in the manifold then drill and tap the holes for the mounting bolts (studs). Or you can send your manifold to one of the blower manufacturers (The Blower Shop, Hampton, Littlefield, etc..) and they can do it all for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PE 316 View Post
    MOST Chevy manifolds get machined on the "FRONT" (timing cover) end of the manifold. There should be a large enough area toward the center of the runners for cylinders# 1 & 2. Buy a kit and take it to your local machine shop and have them cut the "window" in the manifold then drill and tap the holes for the mounting bolts (studs). Or you can send your manifold to one of the blower manufacturers (The Blower Shop, Hampton, Littlefield, etc..) and they can do it all for you.
    I understand that much and i can do the machine work and i can buy the kit but do i need to machine it to the total opening of the panel a little smaller or????

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    December 22, 2008
    The burst hole is designed to evacuate as much of the explosion from the upper end of your engine. The opening in the bust panel frame should be matched.

    They work fine when they are installed and will save you the collateral damage if used.
    Last edited by willis; 12-24-2008 at 09:46 AM.

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    Steve ... on some manifolds, the panel is larger than the area available to machine. Sometimes the floor of the intake covers some of the opening.

    kind of like this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1320h2o View Post
    I understand that much and i can do the machine work and i can buy the kit but do i need to machine it to the total opening of the panel a little smaller or????
    Its OK if it is a little smaller. It is much better to have it a little smaller than not at all!

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    You have to work with the manifold like brian points out.

    The object is to give the explosion somewhere to go very quick before it turns into the engine.

    Can cause much damage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willis View Post
    Can cause much damage!
    lol

    Willis and I have experience on this one ... people can say whatever they want, but one thing Willis and I know we can do really well is blow up motors

    When we do it, we do it right!

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