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    While removing my exhaust off the exhaust flange off the manifold (no easy job) I noticed that on the drivers side are 2 studs with nuts and on the passenger side, 1 stud with nut and the other is a bolt which was a bear to remove. Is this factory? I was thinking of putting a stud in before reassembly. Maybe it's an assembly issue. That the pipe flange has to be on against the exhaust manfold first as a clearance issue. Anybody know?
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    Not a clearance issue if the right length studs are used. Originally there were studs. The bolt was probably added because it was close at hand and the studs had to be ordered. It could have also been used after someone had to drill a broken stud out and retap the hole. Check the size and thread count to see if they're all the same.
    Carl

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    • #3
      Be carefull. If you use a stud -which is too long- you can also crack into a water port in the head. This will give you a coolant leak.

      Don't ask, but I've been there before. And I was SCARED as heck when I was there too!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tbird430 View Post
        Be carefull. If you use a stud -which is too long- you can also crack into a water port in the head. This will give you a coolant leak.

        Don't ask, but I've been there before. And I was SCARED as heck when I was there too!!

        -Jon in TX.
        This is the stud that goes into the exhaust manifold...not the head.
        "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 60 T-Bird View Post
          This is the stud that goes into the exhaust manifold...not the head.
          Oh, you mean at the exhaust pipe end. I understand now, sorry for the confusion.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 60 T-Bird View Post
            This is the stud that goes into the exhaust manifold...not the head.
            On mine when I took it off there is one stud and one bolt on each side of the exhaust manifold.It maybe a mounting thing or a clearence thing for the starter.

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