So I just bought my 77 Corona Wagon and I'm super excited! I bought it here near San Francisco where I am staying with my uncle. I have to drive it home to Oregon soon so I have been getting it ready for the trip.
So far this is what I have replaced:
There was an exhaust leak around the manifold so I inspected the gasket, turned out there wasn't even a gasket in there! The manifold flange was warped about .03, so I had a machine shop make it flat again. The head isn't warped at all so I put it all back together with new gaskets. There is an inner heat shield that goes in between the manifold and the head, so the setup goes like this:
It all went together well and I put new gaskets where it meets the exhaust pipe.
I started it up and it is still leaking exhaust at the manifold!
So, there is this pipe that mates to the exhaust manifold at two spots on the top of the manifold. (i'll try and get some pics if it will help) I think it is leaking from those spots. I put new gaskets in there but it still doesn't seem like its seating right. I'm going to modify the gasket a little tomorrow to see if I can make it mate better, but I was wondering if anyone had any insight to this?
Does anyone know what this pipe even is? Or what it does? Can I remove it?
Thanks for the help I'm a noob to the forum but I love my new Corona!!!