Let’s keep working on things that we don’t really need yet

In keeping with a long history of poor choices, I kept working on the engine despite the significant amount of other work that needed done to the car.  I pulled the intake manifold and cleaned everything up with Gunk, oven cleaner, wire brushes, and the hose.

For anyone keeping score on the poor choices, chalk up another one.  I stuffed plastic shopping bags down all the intake ports.  Much later I pulled the heads to find rust and other ugliness in cylinder #1.  Free tip for everyone–if you’re going to hose down your motor leave the intake manifold on it and be much more serious about keeping water out of it.

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