Ok better question for you. What is the assembly date on the pad of the motor? The manifolds were installed when the engine was assembled at the tonawanda plant. Not on the assembly line. The cast date on the manifolds will need to be before the engine assembly date to be original to the motor. If they are later to the assembly date. They are not original to the motor. They could have been changed for some reason. Are you the original owner of the car?