28 gauge steel to block exhaust crossover in manifold

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  1. ChevyReb

    ChevyReb Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    In the head, interesting idea? If it was off I'd probably have no issue doing that. In the car on the engine, I'm thinking thats a big no for me. Now what may be an alternative is to JBweld the intake hole an inch or so. Does that sound like a viable option?
     
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    I wouldn't use JB. How about machining down a chunk of aluminum rod to fit the hole. Measure the hole accurately and machine the rod .001 to .002 smaller and 1" long. Then drive it in until its flush.
     
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  3. sandlapper

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    WAG, pack the intake xover with the stainless scrubber pads from walmart; saw 'em in wm grocery today.

    i've always use a thin strip of SS over the holes (not a gasket w/ integral metal) ... but if that's not in your cards, maybe a scrubber is?

    btw, lotsa OE replacement gaskets in full sets had the block-off tabs but all I saw were thin stamped aluminum and those burn thru.
     

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