Kinsler_Handbook_#32 December 2017

Kinsler Fuel Injection, Inc, 1834 THUNDERBIRD TROY, MICHIGAN 48084 U.S.A. Phone (248) 362-1145 Fax (248) 362-1032 54 3-PIECE MANIFOLD INSTALLATION Push silicone into grooves © 2017 Check surfaces for flatness INSTALLATION These instructions are for the typical Kinsler three piece injection manifold. 1) Make sure all intake gasket surfaces are clean and flat (especially around bolt holes and any water ports). If the manifold has been used, inspect the condition of the entire assembly, including all linkage. Be sure to remove all the old silicone, and clean out the sealing grooves. 2) Check the fit of all the manifold pieces on the engine to be sure everything fits correctly before applying any new silicone. 3) The valley plate has holes at both ends along the block’s register. Most racers find it much easier to install the plate if they drill and tap the block at each end to secure it. The holes in the valley plate may not be symmetrically located.... position the valley plate carefully, then use it as a drilling template. BEFORE YOU BEGIN Eddie Abrams’s Kinsler injected small block Chev U.S.D.B.A. flat bottom drag boat Hooker Industries sponsored Vesco/Nish Stream- liner, Kinsler small block Chev contant flow A) It is very important to get silicone down into the bottom corners of both the manifold and valley plate grooves, just flush to the surface... push it in with your finger. B) Put a bead of silicone along the surfaces on top of the grooves and mate the manifold to the valley plate. If the correct amount of silicone is used, about 1/16” - 1/8” will come out the top and bottom sides. C) Install all the bolts and run them down just snug. Start torque sequence from the center bolts and work outward. Tighten the mounting bolts down a little bit at a time to obtain an even crush. Do not overtighten! Try to do the installation within twenty minutes. The surface of the silicone bead can set up quickly, causing a poor seal.