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Edlebrock question?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mickeyc, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
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    Hello folks, question? Did Edelbrock ever make intake manifolds from magnesium as well as aluminum? I have an intake that appears darker than normally seen on cast aluminum manifolds. A friend said that it looks like it may be magnesium. I have never encountered reference to such products produced by Edelbrock. The manifold is a 6x2- 392 Hemi unit.
    Thanks for any input on this matter....MickeyC
     
  2. Blue One
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    from Alberta

    I could be wrong but I think the answer is no, only aluminum.
     
  3. mickeymoto48
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    Call Vic and ask him.
     
  4. Shaggy
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    from Sultan, WA

    try the spark test, or isnt there a deal with battery acid? If it is mag i've never heard of it, it'd have to be special production
     
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  5. Deuces
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    If it feels heavy, then it's probably aluminum...
     
  6. JeffB2
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    from Phoenix,AZ

    Some guys get the bright idea to use EZ OFF oven cleaner to clean a dirty intake,it turns aluminum dark,just a thought.
     
  7. slickhale
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    from Phoenix

    so does the purple degreaser...
     
  8. 73RR
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    ...and a few minutes in a caustic hot tank....

    .
     
  9. 42hotrod
    Joined: Nov 3, 2005
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    from S.E. Idaho

    Or sand blasting with dirty sand will turn them dark also.

    Try spraying a small area with aluminum wheel cleaner designed for non-clear coated wheels. Its basically light grade acid and will etch the aluminum back to a bright color. I always do this after sand blasting one to get the original color back.

    Should brighten it back up.
     

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