1994 - Volume #18, Issue #6, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Replacement Exhaust Manifolds For Chevrolet,Dodge TrucksA North Dakota auto and truck parts dealer who handles both new and used parts has come up with new replacement exhaust manifolds for Chevrolet trucks equipped with 366 and 427 cu. in. gas engines, as well as for Dodge trucks equipped with 413 cu. in. gas engines.
Mike Geller says the manifolds on these engines are so prone to cracking that it's rare to find a used engine with a reusable manifold. All he could offer to customers was full-price new replacements that had the same weaknesses as the originals.
He solved the problem by producing his own line of replacement manifolds. He had patterns made, with extra material added to the critical areas prone to cracking. The new manifolds are about 7 lbs. heavier than the originals. "I've never had one fail yet," says Geller. R e p l a c e m e n t manifolds for Chevrolet engines sell for $129.95; $175 for Dodge engines.
Geller also remanufactures Erie 610 hubs for tag axles. Erie stopped production on the parts so Geller bought the original molds and now makes hubs built to original specs. They sell for $450.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mike Geller, Geller's Auto & Truck Parts, Box 2431, 4453 West Main Ave., Fargo, N. Dak. 58108 (ph 701 282-4461).
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