Originally Posted by harofreak00
where are the pics of the repaired cracks in the crossover and resonator?
that cutout is just cool...
Missed this last night. No repaired pics. I was laying out tools for the reinstall so the car could go up the lift (tell you more about that in a minute).
Knocked it together with a hammer, cleaned it up, ran a bead down the middle of the crack, and two support beads to either side. Both cracks were done the same way.
So when I pulled into the shop with my tool bag, Jerry asked how long it'd take me to get the front manifold out. I told him 15 minutes. He rolled his eyes in disbelief and just chuckled. And then he pulled out his digital watch from his pocket and started the stopwatch.
* H I T. Manifolds are hot, and he damn well knows it. I went for it anyway. Sometime around 13 or 14 minutes, I was down to ONE thing. The EGR pipe to the front manifold. Guess who didn't pack a big crescent wrench? Guess who held out on 'loaning' me one from his box until 17 minutes had elapsed?
Anyway, reassembly (including torquing the front manifold) happened in 9:40 to starting the car. Then we put it up and did the rest of the work.