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    Leftover parts make me nervous!

    I'm finishing dressing up the long block Blueprint Engines 306 crate engine that I got from Summit. It's a nice engine and came with a dyno test print out that showed 397 hp max at 6000 rpm and a nice broad torque plateau above 350 ftlbs from 3300 - 5900 rpm.
    I installed an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold with a matching set of Edelbrock manifold gaskets. I followed the assembly instuctions using gasket dope and RTV sealant as instructed. This morning while cleaning off my work bench I saw some small gasket pieces inside the package the set came in. I assumed they were pieces from the cut out openings, but on closer inspection I'm thinking maybe they weren't.
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    Does anyone know what these might have been for? Being my first build at this level I am always nervous when I have parts left over.
    Thanks,
    John S.

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    Those are for restricting or closing off the heat riser passages on some manifolds.
    "Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it".

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    Old Guy, thanks for the ID. I'm using an electric choke on my carb so it isn't an issue. To the trash they go!

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