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49er
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manifold inserts

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Post by 49er » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:04 am

Hey I have gotten the insert out of the head without destroying it,the head, the threads look good.I have e mailed Carl, but he has not responded.I will try to call him. where do ya get fluid weld? I have looked at napa, tractor suply, and another auto supply with no luck. I have found them in Australia, with a phone number.
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Cotten
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Re: manifold inserts

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Post by Cotten » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:29 pm

"Fluid-Weld" is a product of http://silver-seal.com/.

Tain't cheap, neither!

Replacement nipples must have the parkerizing removed from the portion to be sealed into the head, as Fluid-Weld chemically bonds to the bare metals.

You will want to let it set up completely and pressure test before advancing to installing a custom-cut rivet.

....Cotten

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Re: manifold inserts

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Post by 49er » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:44 am

Thanks Cotton what about just screwing it in dry? it didnt seem to have anything on it to begin with.

Cotten
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Re: manifold inserts

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Post by Cotten » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:24 am

If you can just cram it in and it passes a bubble test, go for it.

But don't pin it 'til you test it.

....Cotten

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