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  1. I think you are on the right track by taking it back to the Buick dealer. I would suspect these types of complaints are common and that is why the oe manufactures have invested so much in personnel to train the dealers to help customers with tech issues. The next step, if you are not happy, would be to get the dealer to set up a meeting with the GM Service representative. 


    It is a good looking car I hope you can enjoy it.



  2. On 10/6/2020 at 7:21 AM, Paul S said:

    The manifold might be a candidate for oxy/acet. torch welding with cast iron filler rod.



    Exactly what Frank said. Can you post your contact information or send me a PM so we can discuss ?





  3. It looks like it is 3/16 to a 1/4 where I measured it. He said he would have to cut out the weld, he is getting back to me on where to send the photos.


    PaulS, where are you located?





  4. Talked to Frank and he wanted me to send pictures. It did not sound real encouraging due to the prior weld and casting thickness. We will see.


    It seems like he is still involved and running the business but wanted me to send the photos to his son. 


    Thanks again for the advice and information.



  5. AC filters of that vintage were very high quality and made by AC. I have some and still use them and they are that old and older. I have never had a problem. Mine have been stored properly and never exposed to high heat.



  6. Ed, Thanks for Frank's info. Joe, I still have the special washers except for the far end where the one stud was replaced. When I replaced the leaking gasket I coated the new copper gasket with a graphite/oil mix and gently tightened it up but the crack finally let go. Good advice to plane the replacement manifold if I find one.


    I must admit I did consider JB Weld and epoxy putty for a moment but was worried it might have a negative effect on a proper repair.



  7. Good info. I was thinking of Matt's custom header , it is beyond my skill level but I may be able to find someone here to make one. It is an original 44,000 mile car so I am willing to buy a engine or parts car to get the right manifold.


    I do like the idea of stitching it together, can anyone provide Frank's contact info so I can see if that is a possibility? 


    Thanks again for the help. 



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