got a little done today, I got sick of hearing the exhaust leak and the jeep was running poorly so I got the gaskets and a carb. kit. I pulled it all apart and while I had the carb. off it looked to have been rebuilt recently, so after swapping the manifold gaskets I just put it back on to see how it ran and was pleasantly surprised
The exhaust manifold however has a vary large area were it has crystallized and cracked so will have to be replaced
see all the burn spots on the old gaskets
sorry blurry pic. of crystallized and cracked exhaust manifold
surface prep. before and after
I didn't bother cleaning and painting the manifolds because there coming back off in the near future to replace the exhaust manifold.