Scott, i was thinking of doing that if i couldn’t find a good one. the bad spot is small enough that with some sealer on it and installing it with the hole on top it should be OK. it’s not like there is any pressure on it so i think it would be fine.
Bruce, i already got an intake and extra turbo setup from him. the only reason i got the turbo setup from him right now is because i needed a foot flange gasket and one of his setups had a good gasket. i wanted to get an extra turbo and carb anyway.