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My SIL bought this to put on his 96 tbird 4.6. I have no idea how/ where to use the brackets or 10 screws that came with it. The brackets don't line up that I can see on the work bench. Maybe they would make more sense after the intake is on the car. I know the brackets are for the alt, I just can't picture how either one goes on.

http://www.1aauto.com/1A/Drivetrain/Ford/Thunderbird/1AEIM00010/136110
 

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The bottom two brackets look useless to us, but the upper center bracket (in the picture) looks like the Ford part Dan Newman sent me when I asked him for everything I'd need to swap in the OEM aluminum crossover NPI intake I just installed. From that bracket, I did cut off the spark plug wire support brackets (the things that look like antennae), since I still run mine under the alternator, and the driver's side bracket was too close to the main altrnator power wire for my liking. Now it looks prety much like the stock 97 bracket (which won't align with the aluminum crossover bolt holes) did, only the holes align correctly with the ones on the aluminum crossover.

It's pretty straight-forward once you compare everything, but I have pics showing the bracket before and after modifcations, if you or anyone else want them. Give me an e-mail address, since I can't post them here.

I used all of the original bolts, except for the thermostat housing bolts. Dan sent me some new ones just in case I'd need them, and, since mine were a little corroded, I did.
 

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And you have a reply, plus three e-mails. Anytime.

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Well looks like you already bought the replacement intake .

Maybe someone else will save some money.

I bought a replacement intake manifold from ebay was 180.00
shipped .

Looks like it was a good buy no problems so far. You might have saved $60.00
dollars or more .

Here is one link
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...tem=7985379390&category=33632&sspagename=WDVW

This is were I bought mine Rich is the best at customer service

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=36474&item=7985418760&rd=1
 
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