Still have yet to do it, Got to take the time at work to do it. As for your replies...It will make a difference. Smoother air stream. Should anyways. Also its not there for any reason other than the flange was welded to the Intake
manifold instead of the outside as most cars for appearance benifits i assume. But it wont leak. Just gatta buy the new gaskets first. Will let you all know soon.