Adriano wrote:I would be making an adapter plate between the head and the manifold, those manifolds crack bad enough as it is, i cant see welding it being overly successful or cheap.
Have you ever tried welding a exhaust manifold?
If it is welded right it will be as good as a stock one!
An Adapter plate will work as well but its just one more place for the exhaust to leak from.
I have used both and the best one was the welded one, simply because it fits on with one set of bolts and one gasket.
When i was running the adapter it always leaked no matter how i tried to fix it.