Ron Soave wrote:
> I have a 1275 in my Bugeye with stock exhaust
> manifold, the type with the 3 studs. One of the
> stud's threads are mung'd. Is there anything wrong
> with drilling out the studs and replacing with 5/16-24
> shoulder bolts? What say you?
Drill it out, use brass bolts and nuts.
5/6-18 works good too. Less threads when trying to install/remove the
I drill them out with a 3/8 bit, you will never get it exactly right so
the large holes gives a bit of boo-boo room. The gasket is inside the
flange so the size of the holes does not matter.
I just replaced my intake/exhaust gasket today, it blew. And i thought
it was a cracked header. Lucky me.
Toms River, NJ
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