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Okay, so how do you get the acorns nuts on?

I am at the last step of re-assembly, putting on the exhaust pipes.

I can not get enough threads to show to start both acorn nuts. Only enough for one or the other.

What is the trick I am missing?

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Jon ,make sure your pipe header is as flush against the mount as possible; and ditto on the brackets. The "trick" is really to get the nut to grab a thread - even one - and the best way to do this is "straight-on." The pipes you have are heavy towards the back end, so maybe put something under 'em to take the weight off there - might give you a little more leverage up by the header.

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Cindy -

Thanks, but it was the stupid factor. Upon closer inspection, I found the old crush gasket was still in there!!! Doh !!!

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Still may turn the key today......

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Ya know, I was going to say something about the crush gaskets (as in, "they'll crush, so just keep turning the socket wrench"), but then I left work and didn't log on until now. Glad you found the source of the problem (the old gaskets, not the stupid factor! Those old gaskets can be hard to spot in the exhaust manifold!)

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dont feel bad 93vn750, i did the same thing. I got the harley gaskets, and started cussing cause i thought that they packed the wrong ones in the bag. then when i removed it to return it, out popped one of the gaskets......

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dont feel bad 93vn750, i did the same thing. I got the harley gaskets, and started cussing cause i thought that they packed the wrong ones in the bag. then when i removed it to return it, out popped one of the gaskets......
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I was servicing my truck at work about 25 years ago and steam engineer/ maintenance man for the plant was assisting me. He pulled and replaced the oil filter for me, then filled with oil and fired the engine up to check for leaks. Oil was pouring out when I waved him to shut it down again. It turned out the rubber gasket on the old filter stuck to the block and he never noticed it before screwing on the new one. It turns out 2 gaskets are not better than one, whether on an oil filter or exhaust manifold! lol

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Cindy -

Thanks, but it was the stupid factor. Upon closer inspection, I found the old crush gasket was still in there!!! Doh !!!

Forget the voicemail on your cell.

Still may turn the key today......

Jon
If I hadn't read your thread reply...I would have left my crush gaskets in as well! Thanks for screwing up!

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