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Old 04-16-2008, 04:39 AM   #1
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Default FM Manifold - tightening/getting to the center nut

How the hell do you do it? I'm sure I have the older style manifold but it seems basically impossible. Definately not do-able with a ratchet/socket and I don't see how a wrench will either.

There must be a special trick or tool that I don't know about.

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Doh.

Forgot to try it from below the manifold. Enough room to tighten the nut half a turn at a time. Probably shouldn't be tired when I'm wrenching on the car.
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Glad you figured it out, really easy to get at from the bottom.
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On my new BEGI manifold the only way to reach one of the lower bolts was grind down a wrench to fit.
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On my new BEGI manifold the only way to reach one of the lower bolts was grind down a wrench to fit.
Thta's what I had to do to install my "older style"FM manifold.
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See, I'm not real sure if I have the older or newer style FM kit. I bought it used last year. It's got the old style downpipe, but I noticed the manifold is already slotted.
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If it's got the old style downpipe,you most likely have the older manifold.

Can you post a picture of it?
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I had an old style FM DP but could fit the closed end of a box wrench over the center bottom nut when I removed it.

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