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Intake alignment sleeves #1311328 Mon May 20 2019 11:58 PM
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Ed Hotaling Offline OP
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I have a 1953 factory replacement 235 in my truck. the alignment sleeves are missing, thus bad vacuum leaks. Does anyone know 1) where to get them, or 2) what the dimensions are so I can make a set out of locally obtained tubing?
Thanks in advance.
Ed

Re: Intake alignment sleeves [Re: Ed Hotaling] #1311333 Tue May 21 2019 12:50 AM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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Google Chevy 235 intake/exhaust alignment sleeves. Several of the usual venders sell them. 🛠


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Re: Intake alignment sleeves [Re: Ed Hotaling] #1311337 Tue May 21 2019 01:08 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
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Use pieces of exhaust pipe with a slice cut out and trim the length to fit the hole. It takes a little cutting and trying, but the sleeves don't seal vacuum. They only align the manifold so the gasket can do its job properly.
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Re: Intake alignment sleeves [Re: Ed Hotaling] #1311346 Tue May 21 2019 01:46 AM
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53 green 1- ton Offline
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Ed,
I actually just installed my intake and had the same issue as you. I was able to use a or I believe it was a 1” copper coupling cut to the correct length. As Jerry mentioned, there for alignment purposes only. You mentioned vacuum leaks. Make sure the intake/exhaust manifold are not warped. Hopefully just a thicker gasket will solve your issues.
Good luck,
Jim


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Re: Intake alignment sleeves [Re: Ed Hotaling] #1311348 Tue May 21 2019 02:00 AM
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Wrenchbender Ret. Offline
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I got a set at Classic parts a few months ago.

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Re: Intake alignment sleeves [Re: Ed Hotaling] #1311351 Tue May 21 2019 03:09 AM
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Dragsix Offline
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The alignment rings can be obtained for $10 bucks and shipping.

https://www.ecklersearlychevy.com/c...216-and-235-ci-6-cylinder-1949-1953.html

Bad vacuum leak, try a rim flex gasket. They work really well. Really the best gasket I have ever used with my Clifford headers.

http://catalog.remflex.com/CHEVROLET_GM_CHEVY_Header_Exhaust_Manifold_Gasket_p/2027.htm


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Re: Intake alignment sleeves [Re: Ed Hotaling] #1311354 Tue May 21 2019 03:23 AM
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Jon G Offline
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Just use a spring steel piece from a wooden crate strap. It is likely already the right width and once you get it cut it will stay in the hole without any work...remember it wants to be straight and flat.


Jon

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Re: Intake alignment sleeves [Re: Ed Hotaling] #1311368 Tue May 21 2019 10:44 AM
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'54 3600 Offline
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Here's what I used

https://i.postimg.cc/6QJs184n/Manifold-Seals-GM-NOS.jpg

Go to ebay & type in the part # in the search box


George
'54 3600


1954 3600
Re: Intake alignment sleeves [Re: '54 3600] #1311371 Tue May 21 2019 11:38 AM
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tclederman Offline
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Originally Posted by '54 3600
Here's what I used

https://i.postimg.cc/6QJs184n/Manifold-Seals-GM-NOS.jpg

Go to ebay & type in the part # in the search box

George
'54 3600

Hmmm . . . . [five ? rings - listed as “seals” ?]

Ask the eBay seller about the number of rings, before you buy.


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Re: Intake alignment sleeves [Re: tclederman] #1311372 Tue May 21 2019 11:43 AM
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'54 3600 Offline
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Right on the GM package it says , seal .

https://i.postimg.cc/SNVCt2Z5/235-Manifold-steel-ring-seals.jpg

Take it up with GM........I had nothing to do with it .

GM decided to package them ( 5 ) to a package ........why ?



George
'54 3600

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