Manifold Modifications

We used a second-generation (FC) manifold on Tim's GSL-SE, because it has a larger throttle body. Unfortunately, it left the EGR port in the center iron partially expose, so I had to devise a block off plate for it, since Tim didn't want to permanatly modify the engine by filling the port with epoxy.

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Here you can see the problem. The rectangular port in the gasket is the EGR port. It creates a massive exhaust leak if left uncovered.
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A closer look.
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there was a handy almost-flat spot on the bottom of the manifold in the right spot.
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A little filing to make the area perpindicular to the gasket surface, a couple of drilled and tapped holes, and a bit of aluminum angle stock, and...
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...the hole is covered.
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A little closer.
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The bolts are lock-tited in, of course.
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