Now Broken Studs

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Mike Echemann

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Chris:
You can always just take it down to your local machine shop and they'll take
care of it plus clean the threads and manifold for a few bucks. It's better
than messing with it if you think your at a point of harming the piece.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: <chris_skeeles@yahoo.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 11:42 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Now Broken Studs


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> Sorry if this is a repeat message, the other one I posted never
> showed up.
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> I managed to remove the manifold, easy...
>
> But, I also managed to break not 1, not 2, but ALL 3 studs!
> I took the triangle flange off, and it leaves the studs sticking out
> about 1/2 inch.
>
> Can I torch these and twist them out with vise-grips?
>
> Thanks everyone who is helping!
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> Chris
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chris_skeeles@yahoo.com

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Sorry if this is a repeat message, the other one I posted never
showed up.


I managed to remove the manifold, easy...

But, I also managed to break not 1, not 2, but ALL 3 studs!
I took the triangle flange off, and it leaves the studs sticking out
about 1/2 inch.

Can I torch these and twist them out with vise-grips?

Thanks everyone who is helping!

Chris

'63 Red (feeling a draft) "Chaos"
 
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wick68355@aol.com

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<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">Heat the manifold with torch until the manifold is red do not use a cutting torch use the smaller flame as if you were brazing something.

T. Wick</font>
 
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wick68355@aol.com

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Re: Re: Now Broken Studs

<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">Machine shop should have no problem good luck</font>
 
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chris_skeeles@yahoo.com

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I used a standard propane blow-torch but after 15 minutes I could
not heat the metal to a point where it was even close to red. (of
course the temp was 45 degrees in the garage this morning)

I am calling a machine shop today and taking manifold over to have
them do it. Should be a walk in the park for a pro. :)

Chris



--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., wick68355@a... wrote:
> Heat the manifold with torch until the manifold is red do not use a
cutting
> torch use the smaller flame as if you were brazing something.
> T. Wick
 
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Ken Chambers

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Chris,

I'm trying to send you a private email but it keeps being bounced back as
undeliverable. Please contact me.

Thanks,
Ken Chambers, CA
'64 Amphi



> From: chris_skeeles@yahoo.com
> Subject: Now Broken Studs
>
> Warning: this message contains an abused "Star Trek" reference.
>
> Ok..
>
> I managed to remove the manifold. Yes, I agree, its much easier to
> work on the pipe flange studs. And easier to break them.
>
> I managed to break ALL 3 flange studs!
> -------------------------------------
>
> (damit Jim, I'm a CEO, not a mechanic)
>
> So, I have manifold with 3 broken studs sticking out about 1/2 inch.
> Do I put the torch on these studs then turn with vise-grips or do I
> have them tapped out? :(
 
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