Yep--I've been there. I bought a motor and a car seperately, got the
engine into the bay, got the exhaust bolted up, then drove to a nearby
Midas where I paid like $300 (way too much, IMO) to have a custom
exhaust built from the header back. It wasn't until I was having the
main seal replaced that I discovered that the turkey had just welded the
exhaust to the header's flange. Makes it almost impossible to pull the
engine, of course. Stuff like that makes me furious.
From: S & M Barnes [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 3:00 PM
To: MG List
Subject: Can I Vent?
Pulling the engine today to check the clutch and to clean the engine bay
Things were going far too well, the radiator mounting bolts all came
the engine mount bolts loosened right up, I knew then something wasn't
MGs don't cooperate like that! :)
Then I found it, went to separate the exhaust from the manifold, we have
Monza exhaust on the car which is OK, the problem is that it has been
directly onto a four into one manifold of some kind - the first clamped
is somewhere under the drivers seat, there ain't no way that is coming
I think a hacksaw or angle grinder will be used here, followed by making
form of clamp joint for when I put it back again!
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