The muffler pipe clamp goes on way correct way -the LARGE SIDE GOES DOWN -see Tip #8, 75 Tips, Bruce(VA). When assembling a new pipe or manifold or both, check the fit of both without the clamp to see how square to the world they are. todays' manifolds are not made like the OEM ones were. The flange to pipe is smaller and often connections are not leak-proof. Some try aluminum foil, pieces of empty beer cans, and other band-aid fixes. the camps ate not the same either. They seem to bottom out to each other before completely tight. I remedy that by sanding/grinding some material off each end so they fit snugly together. Finally, once the setup is on and used for a bit, they will conform to each other and settle down. Most, if not all leaking will stop eventually.
Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)
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