Engine Really Quick Question, Lower Intake Bolts

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  1. 5point0stang88

    5point0stang88 Active Member

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    I looked and can not confirm
    Can I use my stock HO bolts for use with the explorers intake lower?
    I apparently didn't have enough explorer bolts when I went to install it.
    And the studs go into the throttle body right
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    You'll be fine. We are talking 18-22 ft lbs not head bolts.
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    Ok thank you, I didn't know if they were different size

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    Do not go over the ft lbs you can crack the intake!!!
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    Thanks I'll do 17 lol, didn't know that

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    The upper to lower bolts won't work. You'll need explorer specific bolts for that.

    But you can use your stock lower to block bolts.
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    Thank you I was thinking that too. I have the 6 long ones for that

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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    The OP's question was about the lower bolts, not the upper. Which is what I responded to.

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    Correct. but he showed pics of the upper bolts as well, so wasn't sure if he was including those in his question as well
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    All good my friend. Good advice all around. I would add he might consider a small spacer , as it will aid in both HP and VC clearance. A 1/2 inch spacer should clear a stock hood. Obviously it will require longer upper bolts.
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    I'm picking up these. So a spacer will add hp too?
    I doubt these the bolts with that kit will work but I'm guessing it does
    These valve covers look like for efi right? And how would I install a filler neck to it? Thanks guys

    Also I haven't put a bolt in it. But without. The intake barely clears the hood it seems. So now I need a cowl hood
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    LOL,, looks like you already have a 1" spacer... hence the hood clearance issue. Those VC look like carb ones. No Baffle plate and no provision for the tube to the throtthle body.
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    Lol right it's ridiculous the clearance and that's with no gasket . I was thinking those are carb thank you

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    I got the stock ones to clear. Just beat down the baffle
    Gonna crank tomorrow
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    Thee are gaskets for the EGR...you don't need to run rtv there if you want
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    I had a gasket for it I thought but it was way small. Didn't even fit the bolt pattern for the studs on either intake. It previously had rtv

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