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  1. 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?

     

    Thanks

     

    Dave

  2. 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.

     

    Dave

  3. 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.

     

    Dave

  4. 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.

     

    Dave

  5. 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. 

     

    Dave

  6. The search is on for a crack free 31-32 Buick 60 series manifold 1239956 but I would love to try a temporary fix so I can drive the car. After searching the site it sounds like welding may or may not work. In fact the picture shows it was partially welded (what you can see is all that is welded) but is now cracked all the way around. Any ideas on possible repairs? One of the parts vendors suggested stitching but I wonder if that would be possible with the lump of weld on the edge of the crack. Thanks for any suggestions or opinions.

     

    Dave

    exhaust manifold break.jpe

  7. That is a nice piece he made. The more I think about moving the metal piece I realize I can't because of the  relationship to the top of the windshield. Maybe with something to fill in the gap and the multi layers of top and hidem , you wont see it.

     

    Thanks

     

    Dave

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