Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:11 pm

I thought Snow White's exhaust manifold was stripped out because the pipe was loose, just sitting in there.
Couldn't see it very well with the hood on, Sooooooo..........
I pulled the hood off [I know - don't do it :roll: ]
hood off (1).JPG

and found out that a previous pipe must have been rusted in there and when the previous owner removed it, they didn't get it all out of the threads.

Don't have a pipe tap for that size [yet] so I made one up real quick from a piece of 1" pipe.
Chased the threads, and the exhaust pipe screws in just fine now.
exhaust tap (1).JPG

exhaust tap (2).JPG

exhaust tap (3).JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:25 pm

Winfield Dave wrote:I pulled the hood off [I know - don't do it :roll: ]

How come don't do that?

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:49 pm

The hood off presents a scenerio similar to Lays potato chip comercials.

You can't eat(fix) just one

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:40 am

Way to go Dave!! Living on the edge. But gotta do it anyway. Way to go.

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:05 am

I took the hood off the last 78 yesterday, had to tighten up the belts, changed plugs, and just had a good old look see. Changed carb and Dist too :D BTW Looking good Dave , if you keep an eye out on E Bay you can get a good tap cheap
Boss

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:02 am

Boss Hog wrote:if you keep an eye out on E Bay you can get a good tap cheap
Yep, I am watching ebay...
have pipe dies here for threading pipes - spent a little time looking to see if Dad had the taps as well...no luck and can't ask him anymore...RIP.

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:11 am

Glad it worked for you. But the hood is off.

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:30 am

Here's what happened when I removed the hood :shock:
Image

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:09 am

Oh, I see. "Warning! Warning! Danger Will Robinson!"

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:13 pm

Well, the hood went on rather quickly :D ...but not till after:
-cleaned breather tube
-oiled generator
-new sediment bowl screen and gasket
-adjusted both belts
-checked wiring hookups behind the dash

Then once the hood was back on, it was time to make a new gas line.
And a big thank you to Bill Hudson for the fittings he sent me a while back.
new gas line (1).JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:04 pm

Dave,

The gas line looks good. Certainly my pleasure to help out.

Bill

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:47 pm

Nice job Dave! I had a rough time with iCub's exhaust pipe. I coated the new one with anti-seize... not that I'm planning on removing it anytime soon. It would be nice to get another 50 years out of it. :)

Glad you were able to get the hood back on real quick, too! :)

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:16 am

Bill E Bob...Isn't that a bit extreme for just an oil change??? :lol: :lol:

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:23 pm

Bermuda Ken wrote:Bill E Bob...Isn't that a bit extreme for just an oil change??? :lol: :lol:


Hey, I got carried away :wink:

Re: Homemade exhaust pipe tap

Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:59 pm

Nicely done Dave :!: :D