covering up old rusty

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  1. KAWMAN

    KAWMAN New Member

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    IMG_0418 (1).JPG Haven't decided whether to port and polish the stock manifold or by a header so I covered it up with the Polaris cover, Has anybody polished a stock manifold.I know its time consuming and probably not worth the trouble.
     
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    definitely not worth the trouble to polish that turd. headers are they way to go.
     
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    Initially we simply and inexpensively painted our exhaust manifold with high temperature paint:

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    But then we covered it with an original GM shield to help contain the heat:

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    Here are some other ideas to dress up with the original manifold shield: 5263388 SHIELD-HEAT, MANIFOLD

    Bill and Justina
     
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    My wife is making a planter for the side of the barn out of mine which will drain from the outlet pipe into another plant below. Apparently it's got 'patina' which I believe is just another word for rust! Go header, the performance and visual upgrade is worth it!
     
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    carol & i had 2 GM heat shields heat coated
    Titanium (dull) & Chromex
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    .............................................. tom n carol
     
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    Went with the 1320 header... Saved the factory to show people what Polaris thought was adequate for a $26,000 machine..
     
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    Used mine a an anchor for my john boat. It does have its purpose.
     
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    Mine is a door stop for the hanger. Go header, but save the heat shield. With a little drilling and dremeling you can use a hose clamp to attach it to the header pipe.


    LC
     
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    I would like to share a related story of coincidence here where years ago I had removed the stock exhaust manifolds and installed headers on my now classic pickup because at the time it was the "cool thing to do." Right now I am in the process of removing those headers and reinstalling the original exhaust manifolds.....................:)

    Bill
     
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