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Pretty much says it all....clean units, good studs and old ex. removed w/no broken studs!!! LH valve is frozen though....35. each or 65 for the pr plus S&H...<P> don55

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Don, I'll take RH side for the price you're asking (that's the one without the flapper valve, correct?).<BR>Is it a dual exhaust or a single exhaust set?<BR>You said "LH valve is frozen," are you considering the driver's side or the passenger side the one with the valve? I want the one w/o the valve (driver's side, when viewed from the driver's seat).<BR>e-mail me direct at:<BR>brad.ocock@verizon.net<BR>Thanks,<BR>-Brad

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I just got off the phone with Buick Specialists..bben talkiin w/Jim, described what I got and so on...after going back and forth, he agrees that these ARE 56 m/folds, but I am taking them up for him & Bill to have a looksee. This manifold set may be the weirdest concoction yet...the flapper valve as you sit it the driver seat IS on the Left.<P> Stay tuned guys....don55

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Don, I know they're sold, but now I'm intrigued.<BR>I've got two sets of '56 manifolds: one single, one dual exhaust. Now, on the dual exhaust, the driver's side is very gracefull and flows, with the dump at the back--it almost looks like a tube header. On the single exhaust, it dumps just forward of the steering box, and the pipe then goes under the oil pan and connects to the pass. side. It's not real graceful, but not ugly, either. What I'm doing is putting the driver's side dual on my '54 (with a built '56 322), and then I'm taking the driver's side single and swapping it to the passenger side, where it will dump more toward the rear. This eliminates the flapper valve and choke tube, and looks a lot more graceful than the '56 passenger side (that's huge and bulky).<BR>I'm wondering now what that passenger side you got rid of looks like--if it's real graceful looking like that driver's side I've got, I'll search for a more matched set.<BR>I drive it in Florida, and it's more of a hot rod, so I'm not concerned about the choke stuff and heat riser.<BR>Ever seen another like the one you had?<BR>Also, if you sold it to the Buick Specialists, maybe I can buy it from them at a reasonable price. Waddya think?<BR>Thanks,<BR>-Brad <BR>ps--don't know what your 55's exhaust manifolds look like, but the diameter of the opening on the '56 manifolds I have is huge compared to my little '54s. That's the other reason I'm switching to the later ones. It won't be a rocket, but I can't see not going with a better performer if it's available.

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Hi Brad, I didn't sell the set to BS. As to putting a 54-5 LH on the RH, I don't know if thats possible...the set I had is indeed a 56 dual set and yes the RH is one big huge mofo!!! Heavy as all getout. 54 and 5 are the same, both sides, flapper on the LEFT, 56 screwed up the mix a bit by making the RH HUGE and "ugly" as compared to 54-5 and putting flapper there as well....I REALLY wanna know what was gained in 56 by doing this....Someone please advise....Reason I say that is with that ugly & huge unit, it for one thing makes servicing all the more difficult due to room constraints...Ever done an idler sup't bracket in these??? I just did one on my 55 and it was a royal pain as there is marginal room to stuff the bolts in and get started...Y pipe is RIGHT there. And then there is the good ole' oil cannister there although its bolt is way low. <BR> the 54-5 is a "pretty set"....long and graceful flow as you mentioned...both sides...the LH has a fwd dump which is betw. the crossmember and centerlink and has 3 studs as opposed to 2 like 56 does. From my understanding,57-8 is all by themselves due to motor changes, so it sounds like 56 is an oddball. <BR> Brad, If you can get the LH m/fold on the RH head, do it...would be better flow and a bit more room to boot, but you will need a custom Y pipe as I am pretty sure you planned on anyway. <P> Drop me an E if you want, dlw29@hotmail...<P><BR> don55

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