I apologize for not knowing the proper terminology, but I'm looking for advice on what to do with the baffle in the exhaust manifold. As you can see in the picture, I'm pretty much missing all the parts, such as the thermostatic spring. The rod that would hold the end of the spring has rusted/worn down to a nub. My dad said we'd have to drill that out and press in a new rod or something.
Since I will primarily only be driving in the summer, should I even mess with this in the first place? If I don't need it, should I remove the baffles from inside somehow?
If it IS something I should restore, any advice on how to do that? Is the spring for a Twin H manifold the same as a single carb?
1954 Hornet Coupe - Originally my Grandfather's