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MG MGA - exhaust manifold wanted
|Hi there, |
I am just visiting here from the Magnette page. I have been searching for an MGA exhaust manifold for about a year. Does anyone have a spare they can sell me?
|philip may 3|
|I think I have 1 left. Send me a PM with your address.|
|Available new and they fit just fine. Moss or the usual suspects|
|Well that's good news. How long has the exhaust manifold been available new? I've been fixing broken ones for years. Fixing a broken bottom flange might still be cheaper than buying a new one.|
|The MG owners club have been selling new ones for a couple of years now. Price was about £80 when I bought one.|
|How do you fix a broken one? I've got one with a crack in the outside edge of one bolt hole, and another bolt hole that's been wallowed out somewhat.|
|The MGA exhaust manifold will sometimes crack at the crotch of the "Y". I don't think I would ever try to weld a crack in the side of a runner. The more common problem is a stripped thread or broken ear on the bottom flange. I have fixed several of those. See here: |
Most welding supply shops carry a good cast iron welding rod which will repair an exhaust manifold. I just repaired one with a crack just as you describe with no problem. To fix the hole just weld up the old hole solid and drill and tap. Have a good day!
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