Muffler clamps and muffler cement is all you really need to do the
job. When taking of the nuts besure to loosen and then tighten then loosen
a little more and tighten ... well you get the idea. This really matters
when trying to loosen smaller bolts. Muffler shops have a special type of
welder that is made to weld broken studs back on.
On Tue, 21 Apr 1998, Dan Ray wrote:
> Anyone out there put an exhaust together sans welding? I know it's possible.
> I want to clamp the pieces together, with NO welding, so I can replace parts
> without cutting AND do it myself! (and easily adjust or remove for warranty
> if leaks spring anywhere)
> Lindsay Porter seems to have done it on his example B (with a Falcon s/s),
> and suggests an "exhaust jointing paste" to seal the joints.
> Any advice appreciated. Now I'm going out to try turning those manifold
> nuts! (cross your fingers or pray or do a sacred Lucas dance for me ,
> whichever fits) I've PBBlasted every day for a week.
> Btw, I've counted 7 welds along the entire exhaust pipe of my car -- true
> "fix ONLY what's broke" repairs, and most of the leaks are at the welds.
> '73 B