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Re: Bruce Tip 53: exhaust leak/pitted block

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03-21-2013 08:42:29

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The hard part was cleaning off the excess epoxy. I had used way too much and that stuff sticks to the steel real well.
I started with a die grinder to remove the Thermosteel that had squished out around the manifold. Then I tried various other methods to flatten the epoxy in the manifold clamping area. In the end, the best method I found was to wrap 80 grit sandpaper around a wood shim and sand the surface flat, by hand. It took about two hours to clean up the block.

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03-21-2013 13:59:37

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 Re: Bruce Tip 53: exhaust leak/pitted block in reply to Gustafson, 03-21-2013 08:42:29  
SORRY I hope my reply below the first photo didn't mess this whole thing up,dummy me!Sorry Gust.

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03-21-2013 13:23:28

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 Re: Bruce Tip 53: exhaust leak/pitted block in reply to Gustafson, 03-21-2013 08:42:29  

The first page of "The Illustrated 75 Tips"!

Thanks much. This is worth saving!

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Colin King

03-21-2013 11:05:02

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 Re: Bruce Tip 53: exhaust leak/pitted block in reply to Gustafson, 03-21-2013 08:42:29  
What a great walkthrough and photo documentation. Thanks for sharing.

Colin, MN

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