Re: Emissions Tube!!!!
did the same thing on an "import" (one of the ones listed below on the sig-line)...i had to cut the tube from exhaust-to-intake to clear head removal for replacement, tried to repair the cut area, and it didn't hold, so we welded plugs on each end (no bargain...it was stainless), then sleeved the gap to cover the "repaired" area. this was not the air pump recirc, it was an exhaust manifold scavenger. no change in performance. hope this helps.
'86 Trooper II