- Aug 14, 2014
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- Madison, WI
- My Car
- 1971 Mach 1 w/408C stroker
Thanks for sharing. I did similar but mine was a failure obviously. I did not have a SS cover the whole thing. I hand cut a ledge, place two washers and then filled up with high temp epoxy. The washers are not there and only pieces of the epoxy are left. I hope the washers are not what made it into the cylinder but rather the epoxy. I think the key is to cover the whole hole with the SS sheet which I didn't. Part of my ignorance was not knowing that pieces could make it back into the exhaust. In hindsight, the washers were probably a bad idea!Wow, that's a real mystery.
Just for the heck of, here's a pic of what I did to block off the crossover on the manifold. You've seen it before I'm sure. I used some 1/16" SS, hand cut a ledge for it to sit on, the staked it in place along with some exhaust cement. I've had no issue since with excessive heat under the carb and that was the reason I did it.
EDIT PS: btw, I didn't find the washers in the intake so there are either inside the cylinder or somewhere in the exhaust pipe or muffler :classic_angry:
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