1600 OHV exhaust manifold

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JamesF
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1600 OHV exhaust manifold

Post by JamesF » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:01 pm

I currently have a 4-1 manifold fitted which is noisy... and worse rubs the side of the gearbox.

I'd rather go back to the original cast iron manifold. There are 2nd hand available but often the studs are knackered and difficult to get out. Does anyone know if a classic Ford specialist who stocks them (tried GS Escorts).

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Re: 1600 OHV exhaust manifold

Post by RichardS » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:07 pm

Aren't the exhaust manifold bolts/studs in the head? Without going outside with a torch I'm sure mine are, rusted yes but threaded into the head so a standard iron manifold would just have six holes for the studs. Admittedly you might have to remove the head to machine/extract the studs but the manifold shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: 1600 OHV exhaust manifold

Post by JamesF » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:32 pm

RichardS wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:07 pm
Aren't the exhaust manifold bolts/studs in the head? Without going outside with a torch I'm sure mine are, rusted yes but threaded into the head so a standard iron manifold would just have six holes for the studs. Admittedly you might have to remove the head to machine/extract the studs but the manifold shouldn't be a problem.
Richard
Sorry I wasn't clear enough in my post. The manifold bolts to the head aren't a problem. The bolts that clamp the 'seal' to the download pipe may be with second hand items. So I wanted to source a new exhaust manifold. As she is my everyday motor I don't want a frantic "fight" trying to 'drill and tap' the downpipe bolts if I can help it. So far I haven't been able to find a source for a new manifold.

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Re: 1600 OHV exhaust manifold

Post by LeeSample » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:33 pm

Try googling escort tec. I’m away with work st the mo, so limited capabilities on my little phone, but they have always helped me find stuff in the past 👍

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