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'76 Pacer exhaust problems

I have a ’76 Pacer with a 242.  My exhaust manifold is cracked and
warped.  My mechaninc is having a tough time finding a new manifold.
One option may be replacing it with a header.  Does anyone have any
thoughts on this?  A make and manufacturer?

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4 Responses to “'76 Pacer exhaust problems”

  1. admin says:

    On May 19, 3:08 pm, punche…@gmail.com wrote:

    > I have a ’76 Pacer with a 242.  My exhaust manifold is cracked and
    > warped.  My mechaninc is having a tough time finding a new manifold.
    > One option may be replacing it with a header.  Does anyone have any
    > thoughts on this?  A make and manufacturer?

    Make that a 232.  Oops.

  2. admin says:

    "puncheroo" wrote:        (’76 Pacer 232 CID)

    My exhaust manifold is cracked and warped.  I can’t find a new
    manifold so I may replace with a header.  Does anyone have any
    thoughts on this?  A header manufacturer?
    _____________________________________________________

    Sorry, I have no info on headers for this engine.

    If the crack is not too large you may be able to have it welded
    or brazed shut, and then have a machine shop grind the manifold
    mounting flange faces until they are parallel.

    If that would cost more than a hundred dollars, you can go ahead
    and buy a new cast iron unit in EBAY Stores:

       75 76 77 78 AMC Pacer 3.8L 232 Exhaust Manifold NEW      $99.95

                          http://stores.ebay.com/am-autoparts
    Good luck.

    Rodan.

  3. admin says:

    On 19 May 2007 15:08:33 -0700, punche…@gmail.com wrote:

    >I have a ’76 Pacer with a 242.  My exhaust manifold is cracked and
    >warped.  My mechaninc is having a tough time finding a new manifold.
    >One option may be replacing it with a header.  Does anyone have any
    >thoughts on this?  A make and manufacturer?

    Your mechanic doesn’t have the time  to chase down parts for a car
    this old.  Doesn’t mean he is a bad mechanic..  he makes money by
    moving cars in and out and he can’t move cars if he is busy searching
    for your hard to find part.  I also have old cars and when I can’t do
    the work myself my mechanic knows to call and tell me what he needs
    and I do the homework.  Keeps my costs down.  Do yourself a favor and
    get on the Internet and find one on your own.  I’m sure they are still
    out there new somewhere and they aren’t a wear item so you should be
    able to find a used one in a junkyard and have it shipped in.

                  Steve B.

  4. admin says:

    What Steve B.  said is true…
    Junk yards have what they call "horns"… and can hook-up with satellite
    dishes throughout the USA.

    One yard may say that they have many, the next, nill…. it’s all supply
    and demand.

    Good luck,
    Dave

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