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Old 08-04-2014, 08:37 AM
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Hi,
I stumbled on a picture of a exhaust spacer.
Is this on all cars, and both sides?
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:32 AM
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On the 352 it is on the right side only between the manifold and exhaust pipe (Passenger side for US spec cars). Not sure about the J code (430) cars.








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No heat riser used on the 1959-60 430cid Birds, just used on the right side on 1958-60 352cid....

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This might be the answer to my problems. I bought a exhaust kit for the car and it won't seem to align with the exhaust manifold. I was about to cut and re weld it to get it to fit. Putting the missing spacer in might be the solution.
How thick is the spacer?
I might put a temporary one in to se if it fixes the problem

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The spacer/heat riser is 1 3/16".

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Some of the parts stores sell a blank spacer to take the place of the heat riser valve:
This picture is from macsautoparts.com. They also sell the valve.

If you live in a warm part of the world there is no reason to use the valve:
but you do need a spacer to fill the gap (unless you run headers).

BTW Eric, your pictures are great. - Dave
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