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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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