We got them off. We tried the pry bar hammer and all. I got nervous. I was afraid of damaging or cracking the block. (we never hit the block)
We used a pota power and they came right off. Will add the new manifolds and risers this week.
So yesterday I pulled the trigger! Took all of the interior out and decided to have it all redone. By the time I'm done it'll look new.
Should I start a new thread under refurbishing?