Tripower intake crack - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2018, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Tripower intake crack

I'll post a picture later to show exactly what I'm talking about, but the '66 tripower intake I have has a crack at the water temperature sending unit threads. It extends from the threads about 1/4-3/8". It's been years since this intake was in service and it didn't leak then, but as I move forward with this build, I want to take care of these kinds of things before they become a problem. Should I try to remedy this now or not worry about it? What's the chance a crack like this grows? Is there even a way to fix it?
TriPower65 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 581
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 126 Post(s)
Not sure if you could really fix it. The part is cast. Maybe you could try applying a sealer (liquid metal or whatever it is called), letting it cure, sand, and then paint. I would probably just pick one up at a swap meet or buy a new aluminum one from John @ Pontiac Tri Power.

1965 GTO Convertible 3 speed tri-power drum brakes originally

Current setup:
400 cu in with tri-power
4 speed Muncie
cij911 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 03:08 PM
64-67 Expert
 
geeteeohguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 8,470
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
It could be fixed. Look up metal stitching. Probably easier and cheaper to get a replacement intake. '66 units are also known for cracking inside around the center carb, due to the choke set-up this one year used.
geeteeohguy is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Exhibit A

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
TriPower65 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2018, 02:14 PM
64-67 Expert
 
geeteeohguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 8,470
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
If it's not leaking coolant, I'll bet you could run that intake another 50 years just the way it is.....
geeteeohguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Complete Engine Compartment Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HARd Crack sound rear end Bossin Service, Maintenance and Technical Discussion 4 09-08-2011 04:02 AM
06 Goat W/ Radiator Crack. 45kmiles 06SixOhGoat Service, Maintenance and Technical Discussion 15 05-27-2011 09:10 PM
crack monkey crack monkey Member Introductions 2 06-23-2007 01:34 PM
California to crack down on modified cars fergyflyer Service, Maintenance and Technical Discussion 18 08-07-2005 04:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome