Originally Posted by unbusted67
Yes it is a universal. And what you described is what we have.
Thought so - we used to have a Universal and it looked just like that.
So in this case, do like I suggest - go spend an hour in a hardware
store picking out some fittings and pipe, having the pipe cut to size and threads put on the ends. Take your old exhaust
piece with you so you get the right dimensions.
That's what I did with ours and I spent <$50 and made it up and installed it in under a day.
You will need 3 90* elbows (one for the exhaust manifold rise and two to form a U at the top), one Tee for the water
injection, probably a reducing bushing in the injection port of the Tee to take a 3/4" nipple, and some various lengths of pipe. Maybe a terminal fitting to fit your exhaust hose if the exhaust pipe is smaller/larger than your exhaust hose.
Welding that would be a terrible idea - worse than using exhaust repair tape or metal epoxy
. That crack just didn't appear - that thing is probably rusted thin on the inside and there will be no good metal to weld to. Frankly, I would get rid of any mechanic
that suggested welding that crack as a proper repair.