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    I am of the belief that one should never discard an original part. But here I am with an Autolite manifold that has sagged in the rear to a point where the exhaust port is exposed about 1/8". I have a line on a good replacement, but do I discard the bad one? Or hope that somehow, somewhere, it could be rejuvenated?

  • #2
    Ya know, that is a good question. Personally, I would hold on to the original until I have another original or at the very least, a serviceable repop. I have never heard of anyone straightening a severely bent original, way too many variables.

    I'm not saying it is impossible, but there are a lot of originals out there.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


    • #3
      Ray, I send unfixable parts in the scrap iron pile. Over time if I didn't I would have been out of room years ago. Still have alot of parts to sort through and scrap the broken and badly damaged parts. I do have some of the heater manifolds that are cracked. They may make good wall deco for the shop. Rod
      "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell


      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        Ray some things you just gotta let go of.
        Dump it

    • #4
      I had a good size pile from "Rusty" ....with two frames, two motors and well....two of everything I was lucky if one of the two were good!!


        BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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        Refusing to scrap out a useless part, is a VIRTUE, only up to a point! FINALLY scrapping it, is the beginning of WISDOM!!

    • #5
      I put a new manifold set on today. They're beautiful! The old set goes into the scrap pile.


      • Beauford
        Beauford commented
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        I did the same a month original was god awful looking!

    • #6
      The problem is that you NEVER get rid of the PILE----
      Bill Nopile


      • Ray Horton
        Ray Horton commented
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        Right Bill. At my age, piles are a problem!
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