The Austin Marina application of the B series engine uses bolts on the two
end mountings. This is because there is not enough clearance to install a
stud at the rear of the engine. The exhaust manifold is of similar cast
iron construction and I have experienced no problems with using bolts on
such an application.
IMHO I do not see a problem with using bolts on these two end
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Colen [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 27, 1999 9:33 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Stud or bolt?
> In order to remove the exhaust manifold on my MGB, I must remove the
> studs, not just the nuts from the two outside holes. It
> seems that it
> would be a lot easier to replace those two studs with bolts, and save
> myself a step in both the disassembly and reassembly processes.
> Is this a good idea? A bad idea? The way that it's really
> supposed to
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