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post #1 of 9 Old 09-19-2021, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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What's the secret?

Passenger side top exhaust bolt on the collector? How do you guys get that bolt back on? Getting it off was easy with some long extensions but I cant for the life of me get my hand in there to hold the nut in place... so what's the secret to it?


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post #2 of 9 Old 09-19-2021, 03:16 PM
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Passenger side top exhaust bolt on the collector? How do you guys get that bolt back on? Getting it off was easy with some long extensions but I cant for the life of me get my hand in there to hold the nut in place... so what's the secret to it?
I am not familiar with your particular situation, but I have welded heavy #9 wire to nuts so they could be manipulated to where I could start the bolt into the threads. I have also built "flag nuts" with a tab of steel like on the axle side of the front trackbar nut.
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This reply has links to my exhaust removal / replacement.

This reply has links for replacing the passenger side manifold fasteners.


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I do own one and also a lincoln power mig 300 and you might be right that might be the only way to get one up there
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thanks wingless i can see alot of foul words coming out on that last bolt.
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Nut on top or bottom? Either way you can use a piece of painters tape to secure the nut in the box end of a wrench to help get/hold it in position to start the hardware.

Weren't the original nuts (or nuts originally) secured by a tin clip that held the nut onto the manifold flange? I know they don't normally last long, just trying to remember.



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Yes, I cheat and use an index card with all the profanity words so I donít skip any in the heat of the moment.

Nuts, hardware and part numbers all shown in my links.

Nuts on bottom.
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Weld two nut's together, It will keep the nut from spinning when you turn the bolt.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-21-2021, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies I ended up getting it but did lose a socket im there somewhere. looked everywhere for it.

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