It's very simple! To quote the Haynes manual, "To refit, reverse the removal
procedure." They neglect to mention this may take an hour or so (per nut).
Seriously, they suggest starting all the nuts, then tightening the "front
fixings," whichever those may be, followed by all the rest, "working from front
to rear." I assume that means the rear of the car.
Oh yes, and while I'm thinking of it, I believe we decided last year that the
metal side of the sealing rings on the downpipes should face away from the
engine/manifold, toward the muffler.
'67 MGB GT
> I'd like to meet the engineering genius who designed the flange stud
> placement on the exhaust manifold! I just spent a couple hours removing
> the last two nuts & reinstalling 5 of 6 of them. The last one won the
> battle (not the war). HELP! How do I get the last nut started (the one
> next to the block that I can't even touch)?
> Thanks in advance for your help . . . this is a new experience for me!
> Gary A. Graham
> 74 1/4 MGB