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I have here new Ram Air Manifolds - I ordered them from Butler. I got the downpipes from Ram Air Restorations - they also told me to buy a set of flanges tat are needed.

I laid out the manifolds and downpipes to get a look at how they'll go together, and I'm really unsure about it. The downpipe has a flange on it, but it's also expanded at about the last 2.5". The provided flanges can't get anywhere near where the connection is made.
It's hard to explain, so I just made a quick video.

Take a look at this - am I missing something, or is that pipe expansion at the end not supposed to be there??

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well ..........

it was on upside down to start with in video ...

my thought is you have a 2.25 collector flange brackets on a 2.5 pipe ...

you need the big 2.5

they dorked you

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Damn.... Ockham's Razor.... I was spending all that time trying to figure out how the flanges should attach when it should've occurred to me...they're just too small!

Thanks man -
 

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As it turns out they are the right flanges.... with the wrong downpipes!

I spoke with Paul at Ram Air Restoration - he was very helpful. He knew right away there was a problem - you cant put downpipes for a Chevy big block on a Pontiac. :)

When I ordered the downpipes I ordered the "SHC" instead of the "SHP." Well, guess what that "C" stands for??

I'm shipping back the pipes and Paul is getting a proper set ready for me...

As I say every day in my line of work.... User error!!
 

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Glad to hear that things will be getting straightened out for you, I've heard Paul is a good guy. Best of luck with the installation!
 

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I have here new Ram Air Manifolds - I ordered them from Butler. I got the downpipes from Ram Air Restorations - they also told me to buy a set of flanges tat are needed.

I laid out the manifolds and downpipes to get a look at how they'll go together, and I'm really unsure about it. The downpipe has a flange on it, but it's also expanded at about the last 2.5". The provided flanges can't get anywhere near where the connection is made.
It's hard to explain, so I just made a quick video.

Take a look at this - am I missing something, or is that pipe expansion at the end not supposed to be there??

See:
I appreciate the video you posted. I'm glad you got the mismatch figured out too. I am eagerly waiting for my downpipes from RARE. When you finally got your parts to match, did you use any sealant where the flange meets? I want to do this right the first time.

Thanks
 
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