If there is a classic bolt-on for a small-block Chevy, it has to be the aluminum intake manifold swap. This story is aimed at the first-time bolt-on artist, and we’ve chosen CHP’s My Generation ’87 305ci Camaro as the test mule.

We bopped over to our local CSK (Checker-Shucks-Kragen) store and picked up an Edelbrock intake manifold, gaskets, a new ACCEL cap and rotor set, and new heater-hose fittings. In a few short minutes, we had all the parts, and we were ready to start wrenchin’.

Even with all the extra vacuum hoses and emission equipment we had to work around, our pal Tim Moore performed this swap with hand tools in about three hours. The key is to work carefully and pay attention to details like vacuum hose routing and how to fit all the brackets. So grab your tools and let’s get started.

SOURCE
CSK Auto (Checker-Schuck’s-Kragen)
Phoenix
AZ  85012
MR. GASKET COMPANY (ACCEL)
10601 Memphis Ave., #12, Dept. KC
Cleveland
OH  44144
216-688-8300
Detroit Gasket
Newport
TN  37821
Permatex
10 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford
CT  06106
8-77/-376-2839
www.permatex.com
Edelbrock
Dept. 5.0
2700 California St.
Torrance
CA  90503
310-781-2222
www.edelbrock.com