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Installing new exhaust manifolds

Started by Cooke, September 25, 2011, 06:42:18 PM

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I am installing new (to the car) exhaust manifolds on my 1930 Cadillac V8 and I am trying to find out what the best method or material (and who sells it) to seal the connection between the Y pipe and the passengers side manifold. It is just two pipes that slide into each other, I would think some type of rope graphite or asbestos?? Any ideas or proven methods are appreciated.

Thanks, Martin Cooke

harry s

  The easiest and best way to connect the manifold pipes is to find a piece of exhaust pipe with an OD that closely matches the ID of the Y pipe connection. You can then use an exhaust pipe expander and expand the pipe to a point where it is a press fit to the Y pipe. Use a good sealer and fit the pipe and manifold together and attach to the engine. I used this method on a '30 V8 and a '31 V12 and they have held up well. Good Luck, Harry
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