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Old 12-04-20, 10:15 PM
Geoff Dowdle Geoff Dowdle is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Ralph ,
many years ago I had a large hexagon die nut made to clean/recut the threads before fitting a new brass exhaust rings (see attached photo)

I have found that the problem with most of these faulty exhaust manifolds is that rust builds up between the thread and the exhaust rings .
The die nut recuts/cleans the thread in most cases . It is important the renew the exhaust rings as the original are often damaged or oversize and lubricate the thread with high temperature grease before refitting.

A 400 owner in Australia had a manifold that the thread was completely removed . An engineer built up the thread area with weld and machined a new thread . This required a special gig to hold the manifold in the chuck of a large lathe .(see attached photo)

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