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It appears my heads will be getting pulled in the near future on my 1958 352 Tbird. I am thinking about going to an aluminum intake manifold. I checked on Summit's website and they do not seem to have any for a 352. Does anyone make an aluminum intake for a 352? I really don't want to go the route of a 390.
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The intake should be the same whether it's a 352 or 390. I'm not sure why they don't list it for a 352. Most likely just a mistake.

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If you go to Jegs they have it listed as fitting a 352. All FE engines use the same intake.
http://www.jegs.com/i/Edelbrock/350/2105/10002/-1

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Thank you. I noticed a lot for 390s but they did not list 352s.
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John/Dennis - saw this thread and hope you don't mind me jumping in with some additional questions...

"will not accept stock Motorcraft spread-bore carburetor"

Does that mean you can NOT use the good old Ford 4100? Kind of weird since they say "for ....V8s with OEM 4V carb" Looks like it's set up for a square bore carb?

"Manifold not equipped with EGR"

Guess you'll need to buy a new carb with a vac port for EGR? or maybe an adapter plate with the vac port because there is no provision for the old road draft tube. I do see what looks like one vac port on one of the rear rails but that would be needed for the Power Brakes and Wipers?

Maybe there is a better intake choice?

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Great questions. I am going to check with my mechanic who has worked on many engines like this. One exhaust manifold stud was broke and the local mechanic broke a second one trying to fix an exhaust leak. he stopped before he broke them all off. The engine runs fine but I have no history on it. I am hesitant about taking it apart and rebuilding if not necessary. I will take compression readings today and see what they look like. $3,00 to $6,000 for a rebuild. I can but a remanufactured 390 for under $3,000. I hate to spend that kind of money just due to exhaust studs being broken off. It has been suggested to just pull the engine instead of pulling the heads to remove the studs and fix the leak.
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