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Old 03-10-2015, 09:49 PM   #21
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It is nice to see that straight run of reinforced exhaust hose from the ell to the muffler. I had to replace my elbow last year and I had no problem getting the bolts off but could have , (no, I did kick myself) for cutting the reinforced 22" piece of 3 1/2" rubber hose off and due to the compound angles involved I spent 2 d I ays getting the new piece of stiff hose trained and seated properly again. Wish I had taken photos of all the steps I went through to finally get it there.

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Old 04-14-2015, 03:48 PM   #22
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Exhaust Elbow removal - BPH nightmare

While my method of exhaust elbow was effective - it destroyed the elbow casting. Good for me because it was rusted through. One of the bolts was frozen in place after 30+ years of use. So I gave two good whacks with a 2 pounder and the casting split. Now i have full access to the stubborn bolt and an old elbow in two pieces. Replacement new elbow purchased from Harbor Marine in Everett WA. They have a Ford Lehman engine expert FYI.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:10 PM   #23
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Thanks to one and all for the tips, however it turned out that the exhaust manifold as well as the elbow was shot. I replaced everything with a Bowman manifold / heat exchanger / header tank in one unit. I finished the install today in fact. While I wouldn't say it was easy but it was not impossible. That is if you have another person assisting.
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:46 PM   #24
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The tip about checking the elbow exhaust bolts once every six months is an excellent idea. Thank you. I found two of mine almost frozen. If someone knows of an affordable stainless alternative to the original elbow, please let me know. The listed gs marine one doesn't have it. Thanks
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:58 PM   #25
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Try contacting Mike Vogt at Harbor Marine. His email is harbormarine@hotmail.com
This is where I source by CI elbow. They rebuild Ford Lehmans.

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I replaced my port elbow on a 120 2 wks ago. 2 came out with a breaker bar after using oil. One, the head of the bolt snapped off leaving a stud (best scenario). A good quality bolt puller brought it out w/o a problem. The 3rd one was froze stiff. Oil, language, tapping with LFH (using the ball side of the hammer, lightly). Two days was long enough !!! Out came the breaker bar! Out it came I re-tapped the holes, new bolts coated with anti-seize. Life is good. Starboard is waiting for the day I'll pick up a fresh bottle Medicine.
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