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Postby 2lucke4u » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:51 pm

Hi Guys
rusted studs,,,no not talking about you older members here,,,I have three broken studs in my cast exhaust manifolds,,anyone have a trick for getting them out,,,
Charles
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Re: rusted studs

Postby AusRs » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:00 pm

you can be lucky ...............or unlucky
heat and lots of it can help weld a nut to whats left of your broken stud I managed to get 2 of mine out thats all and had to drill the rest :(
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Re: rusted studs

Postby spyder_xlch » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:01 pm

I can cut em out with a torch and not even hurt the threads in the manifolds. 8)
Is there enough sticking out to get vice grips on them? If so heat the manifold all around the stud, when it's red hot the stud will spin right out.
If they are broke off flush you'll have to drill them and use an easy out but you still want to heat the manifold. Drill as small of a hole as you can and use a small easy out. Too big of a hole and the stud may expand when you drive an easy out in it and it'll be harder to turn.
Steve has a good idea too, welding a nut on the stud.
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Re: rusted studs

Postby 2lucke4u » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:21 pm

thenks guys
I will go at them in the morning,,let you know how I do,,
Charles
80 monza coupe,black,355,.488 lift cam,performer intake.B&M th350,tci 2200 stall,3.42 posi,street car,
74 GTO 350 4bbl,3sp,3.08 posi,buccaneer red
68 Firebird 400, 4sp,3.08 posi,black
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Re: rusted studs

Postby AusRs » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:32 am

spyder_xlch wrote:I can cut em out with a torch and not even hurt the threads in the manifolds. 8)

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Bastard LOL
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