Well the weather has been miserable but I did get the intakes fixed up with a dab of hi heat JB Weld. Let it cure for 24 hours and I think they'll be just fine.
Good luck this time of year finding a decent thermometer in the big box stores so I ended up ordering a tru-temp online. Should be here later this week. All thats left to do is put the handles on and mount the thermometer and we'll be ready to season it