Perseverance pays off
Posted December 19, 2015 - 04:53 PM
About 3 hours and a handful of nuts I got the bolt out, now I have one on the other side to tackle tomorrow morning.
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 05:04 PM
My Ford 351 has a manifold leak on the right side. Hardly noticeable, but I need to put a gasket under it sooner or later. Hope I don't have bolts break when I do it!
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 05:34 PM
Yeah there a pain to do. I did mine this summer. The left side I couldn't get the very back bolt out do to how the manifold sits way back into the firewall. Thank goodness there's a kit for that spot to beable to tighten the manifold up once the new gasket is changed.
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 08:10 PM
I can't really tell what you are up against but I punched a 1" hole in firewall of chevy to get at transmission bolts. It was that or 5' of extensions and swivel joints....put plumbing plug in hole left behind..you think you could access easier from firewall with a extension???
Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:24 PM
I had a bunch of nuts on hand and just kept welding them on what was left of the stud and turning on them, eventually the bolt got hot or loose enough or I just got one welded good enough to back the bolt out, the one on the pass side is sticking out of the head about 1/2" so I shouldn't have to much trouble there. just a lot of patience and a little beer was all I needed
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