35 H8 inlet manifold

bob wardbob ward Posts: 1,086Senior Contributor
This is a 35 H8 inlet manifold, I'm wondering what was the original purpose of the tapped hole that is now occupied by copper/brass plumbing fittings? 

Also I notice there is no drain in the manifold to get rid of excess fuel should it accumulate in the manifold. What do others do? Leave it as is? Tap a fitting and drain tube in the base of the manifold?

Thanks in advance.

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  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,737Senior Contributor
    edited February 11
    That is the vacuum line for the Electric Hand shifter.
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,737Senior Contributor
    I had to fabricate a whole new 5/8" OD vacuum line from manifold for Sheldon Rody's '37 Hudson Eight, as the old one was thrashed and the soldered joint broken when the transmission bell housing broke all the way around  at 60 mph.
  • bob wardbob ward Posts: 1,086Senior Contributor
    Thanks Ken.

    Does anyone have thoughts on the manifold drain part of the question?

    Looking at the bell housing, its only held solidly by the 2 top bolts, the rest of it is pretty much flapping in the breeze, the back plate offers little support. Were bell housing fractures common for this era?
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