Some kind of two piece machined ring like thing with stepped overlaps at a pair of the bolts should work, maybe 3/8” – ½” thick; Might need to weld it (at the joints) after placing it loose to avoid cupping up when tightened but if four bolts being careful and close fit on bolt holes should work? While on this , I never use the tapped holes anymore , that is asking for REALLY big trouble ; go down one size in bolts and use stainless bolt, with nut and washer; Ram J/K header really worth the effort.
I managed to find a few pairs of Dodge truck 4 bolt hemi manifolds..great stuff for 392 etc ; stock hemi exhaust manifold log is awful.
There was a new member in NJ that I talked with and he seemed quite confident that he could weld or otherwise repair broken cast iron. We recently heard that he had passed away.
I need one of the outlet flanges on a ram K header repaired as someone in the dim, dark, distant past tore out one of the four ears, apparently trying to align an exhaust pipe. I was talking to him about doing the repair but I felt it would be a weak repair, at best. Now, I think I’ll just have a steel backup ring with four ears for the bolts fabricated and use the remnant of the torn ear to locate the bolt and support the ring at that bolt-hole. Any other ideas?
I'm out of town and can't check this out, but it seems to me that in our newsletter or in the other Chrysler newsletter there is an outfit in NJ that has been advertising cast iron repair for years.
Posted by: "John Grady" <jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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