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    I just purchased a new intake and exhaust maninfold from Tam's today. Can I just bolt them together and they'll be flat or do I need to have them machined?

  • #2
    Plug and play,, you're good to go as is
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #3
      Question #2 would you bolts them together, then bolt to the block?
      Or loosely bolt them together, then bolt on the block, then the two bolts
      You could use a Carpender square and check for flatness both mounting just for a good measure !

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      • #4
        I guess there are many ways to skin a manifold installation, but what i do is

        assemble it onto the motor with the halves slightly loose and movable. Once everything is in place and that includes the muffler, i proceed to snug it all up.
        The first thing i tighten are the two half bolts


        "REVISION"
        The first thing i tighten are the two bolts that hold the manifolds together
        3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
        Henry Ford said,
        "It's all nuts and bolts"
        "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #5
          "two half bolts" ??
          Paul in CT

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          • BNCHIEF
            BNCHIEF commented
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            I assume he means the two bolts that mate the two manifolds together, Mitch adds a lot of detail like I do which makes people scratch their heads. That one left me a little perplexed as well, Mitch acts like we actually know what we are doing.

          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            Paul you can be the VFF proof reader i was going to give the job to Dad

          • BILL WILLIAMSON
            BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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            A HALF-BOLT is jist part of a WHOLE-BOLT---
            Dad Halfhere

        • #6
          What about "glad" rings? Should they be used" (hope I got the terms correct)

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          • #7
            If using a new exhaust manifold I would use the gland rings. If using a used manifold with more than 3/32" of droop I might not. Ater going through all 14 of my originals I found 3 that were usable. Should be able to use gland rings with all of them. 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

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Rowdy View Post
              If using a new exhaust manifold I would use the gland rings. If using a used manifold with more than 3/32" of droop I might not. Ater going through all 14 of my originals I found 3 that were usable. Should be able to use gland rings with all of them. Rod
              X2 I always match my intake to my exhaust manifolds, even if new. With accurate tools it's possible.
              Last edited by Dennis; 11-12-2017, 04:14 PM.

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              • Mark Maron
                Mark Maron commented
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                i always plane them together and install the way mitch said exactly and never use gland rings.. I dont want to one day hear them in the muffler..>but thats just me....

            • #9
              Indeed, we have removed several from mufflers!!

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