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Unread 11-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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AMC 304 Exhaust Manifold Questions

I reciently picked up a used set of factory exhaust manifolds for my 79 CJ5 with the AMC 304. The studs were frozen and all four broke off when i tried to remove them. I was able to re tap all of the holes. my first question is should i weld a nut onto the new studs so they fit against the flange of the maniflod (weld nut near the non threaded portion of the stud)? The old studs had a nut in the middle of the stud. Second question is should i paint them or leave them alone? the first picture is similar to the old ones and the second picture is the new ones I bought.

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Unread 11-13-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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Unread 11-13-2013, 09:46 AM   #3
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I just used ARP stainless steel manifold bolts on my 360.

They work and look great.

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Unread 11-14-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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should i weld a nut at the non threaded section so i an tighten it against the manifold?
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Unread 11-14-2013, 04:55 PM   #5
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Put anti-seize on all threads.
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Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

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