1948 Pontiac, straight 8
Had to move the exhaust system about an inch to get to the rear engine moun
ts. System was installed (welded) by a muffler shop as one continuous exhau
st pipe, muffler and tail pipe. Pain in the rear to remove all the hangars
and the exhaust manifold/pipe connection in order to pry the system aside
Now I need to replace the round manifold/pipe gasket. Considering simply c
utting the exhaust pipe with a saws-all, unbolting short remaining exhaust
pipe, replacing bad gasket and then installing a 'flex pipe' or other remov
able pipe at the place where I made the cut.
Note that with the system totally unbolted, said system only drops down abo
ut 1/2 inch, not enough for exhaust pipe to slide of the bolts without cons
Any thoughts? Suggestions?
Thank you, Ivan Vegvary