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Anyone Have Front Exhaust Manifold????

Unless I can find a machine shop to drill out the stud that broke off in mine, I'll need a new front exhaust manifold.

Anyone have one they want to sell?

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How much, plus shipping? Make a good offer and I'll send you one.
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How much, plus shipping? Make a good offer and I'll send you one.
This'll be good....what do you call a "good" offer?

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A machine shop shouldn't charge more than about $25-30 I would think. It would take them about 20 minutes to remove the old stud and or retap the hole. A muffler shop did mine for $25 with retap.
A new manifold will run between $95-125 depending on whether it is the front or rear.

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A machine shop shouldn't charge more than about $25-30 I would think. It would take them about 20 minutes to remove the old stud and or retap the hole. A muffler shop did mine for $25 with retap.
A new manifold will run between $95-125 depending on whether it is the front or rear.
I agree that it SHOULD only be $25-30 even just to drill out the old one. The shops around here charge for the time they talk to you too. If I had a drill press with the right carbide bit, it's be done.

I think I am going to have to drill the hole and use a nut/bolt combo as I have already dinged into the thread area with my drilling attempts.

Going to try a machine shop tomorrow, new one is $95 from RA. Last resort.

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If I had a drill press with the right carbide bit, it's be done.
I could send ya a carbide drill, or ball nose endmill if ya want.


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I could send ya a carbide drill, or ball nose endmill if ya want.
Thanks, that's a great offer I may take you up on.

Do you think a Cobalt bit could do the job? If so, I may one up at Sears today and try it.

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This'll be good....what do you call a "good" offer?

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I was thinking along the lines of $25-30 packaged and shipped. Didn't know they were so expensive new.
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I was thinking along the lines of $25-30 packaged and shipped. Didn't know they were so expensive new.
Dave -

Hold that thought. I may have a line on a bunch of stuff from a guy parting out a 750.

I will know by Wednesday.

If he does not have an exhaust manifold as part of the deal, $ 25 - 30 you suggested is cool.

Does it have good studs?

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Thanks, that's a great offer I may take you up on.

Do you think a Cobalt bit could do the job? If so, I may one up at Sears today and try it.

Jon
Sorry I missed this earlier. Cobalt should work fine.
What I'd suggest (though it may be a little late now) is to start with a small (1/8") drill, doing your best to get it drilled on center. Then work up in drill size.
I'll get a few carbide drills together and ready to send, incase your other options don't come thru.

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I think I am going to have to drill the hole and use a nut/bolt combo as I have already dinged into the thread area with my drilling attempts.
Helicoils would probably be a good fix on this, more so than with the oil plug thread repair brought up awhile ago.


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