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Slant six manifold replacement
Posted June 9, 2010 at 07:42 am
Also one of the triangular washers and one stud is broken off and the cup washer and locking nut are missing and someone. Okay, I admit it. another stud broke off after I got it all together and it warmed up. I had torqued that one to 35 ft-lb as recommended on the gasket set. Are these parts available or can they be replaced with something else?
Is this replacement a local mechanic (I gave up) going to understand or should I get him a manual?
Lots of questions.
Thanks in advance.
Posted June 9, 2010 at 08:15 am
I'd look on eBay for a 1963 Dodge service manual, like this example:
Any decent mechanic should be able to perform this repair, but I'd feel better if it was my car if I could provide the torque specs to the mechanic unless the mechanic has access to this older information.
Posted June 9, 2010 at 09:07 am
while you are asking us questions and waiting for replies,
stop at NAPA to get the In-Take Manifold to Exhaust
Manifold Gasket Set, the long bolts/studs and every stud
that is screwed into the Head which either holds on the
In-Take Manifold part or the Exhaust Manifold Part.
Install and tighten all studs as they should be.
DO NOT tighen any bolt or stud to the Manifolds until both
items are loose-ly bolted/mounted to the Engine head.
As you tighten the pattern is from the center to the out-ter
in circular waves of pressure. This means tighten all to
fifteen pounds and when finished make the pass at twenty five
and to always tighten equal from the middle to out-side equal
in both sides as you progress.
When the In-Take Manifold and the Exhaust Manifold is fully
tightened to the Head, then tighten the In-Take to the Exhaust
( in waves using the same pattern ).
This information is the same from the 1946 Flat Head to the last
225 taken apart.
Rodger & Gabby
Posted June 9, 2010 at 09:14 am
Posted June 9, 2010 at 09:15 am
I'd buy a junkyard set of intake-exhaust manifolds rather than separate them and fix them. And be sure to free up the heat riser valve for proper operation.
Posted June 10, 2010 at 07:57 am
Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:26 am
most public libraries still have repair manuals; you can photo copy the parts you need.