Broken bolts and or studs. Yup, pretty common, I get it.
The drivers side E.M. had 2 broken studs in it on both sides of the exit port(pipe Connection). I ended drilling them out with hand tools, and re tapped them. one of them goes through to the unit into the exhaust cavity.. I dont have the full depth of the threads after repair, they are a little sloppy but will probably tighten up.
Question: are these usually studs? or are they bolts? I did not do that side, the pass side had bolts that came out easy. are both sides the same with studs or bolts?
Thanks bill v
Last edited by bill v; 03/19/1706:28 PM.
69 Firebird Convertible (wifes car since 1979) Goldenrod Yellow, 350, plain Jane Car was stored in garage since 1990
I need help, if anyone see's I'm going down the wrong road--Straighten me out!
Billv, just came in from work and saw your post. Doc is correct, they are studs. I have a good right manifold from a 69 350 if you want it. Ive run mine with no gaskets (unlike chebbys) I think that's how they came. Never had a problem. Ron Cme469