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Like a moron, I snapped off the rusted manifold stud for my heat tube shroud. Do you think I can drill it out with a right angle drill attachment or is there an easier way? I don't want to pull off the manifold. Duct tape and JB weld came to mind but I didn't think this would cut it. This is a '66 2bbl 289 w/stock standard manifolds.

Also, has anybody played with adding an air duct tube to the stock snorkel on the cold air opening to get it closer to a clean cool air supply (like the vent holes near the battery)?

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if it hasn't caused an exhaust leak I'd just let it be. although this approach has gotten me into trouble before. About the cold air thing, the battery vent looks like a nice place to bring in cold air but you'd have to move the battery for sure, at least on my 67, not that that's any big deal - throw it in the trunk. Open element air cleaners are cheap and I would think they'd perform better than a tube to that battery vent on a closed heat-riser air cleaner.

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I had the same thing happen to me. I don't think it was your fault. Those things get pretty frozen and the external parts of them rust and weaken and they break off. I used a right angle drill and drilled mine out. Of course this was after breaking an easy out in it whick took the longest to get IT out!

I then tapped it out - works good now! (70 Coupe 302 2v)
 
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