Hole in my Manifold!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:10 am

Well, aside from my electrical problems and carb problems I did manage to get Henry running again. While adjusting my carb though, I felt hot air on the top of my hand. I looked inside to find a 1/8" hole in the exhaust manifold.

I doubt this will hold because of the temperature but I had some JB Weld on hand and packed it tight. Should I just save myself the effort and go buy some muffler epoxy?


Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:43 am

I think you just plugged the weep hole that drains condensation / rain water etc. from the manifold.

Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:44 am


Unless your manifold has two holes, it's supposed to be there. It is intended to be a drain hole for rain water.

Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:00 am

Well that's embarassing!!

It wasn't a perfectly round hole so I assumed it didn't belong there. Well, that's what drills are made for!!

Sorry to be such an amateur in this thing!

Hole in exhaust manifold...

Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:03 am

Have you ever tried silver solder? Someone told me that castings can be repaired this way non-structurally, and it looks easy enough to do myself... Even though you don't need it here, I'd like some feedback on how useful it is...