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Old 03-12-2004, 06:24 PM
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new shiny headers

i got myself a new set of shiny headers... go me

now the how to's on installing them

when i put the first set on, the engine wasn't in the car yet, so they just kinda sat there and a engine fell between them.
now the engine is in the car, and im not sure what all i have to do to make em fit. what im working on is

76 camaro
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gots AC
PS, and not a whole lot of room

i already have that silly bracket for the AC compressor
and i have a custom made spacer for my PS pump

my question is, do i have to lift the engine to make it fit, and if so, how do i go about doing that without damaging the balancer, flywheel, or oil pan. i currently don't have access to a engine hoist

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Old 03-12-2004, 11:02 PM
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Try a GED, a second math coruse would help. That's if you passed the first one!

ps. a little english would help as well
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Old 03-13-2004, 12:29 AM
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Old 03-13-2004, 01:42 AM
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Holy crap guys, cut him some slack.

Jack the car up, take out the starter. Install the headers from under the car, you'll have plenty of room, just make sure to jack it up enough.

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Old 03-13-2004, 01:55 AM
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I've had enough of this BS around here lately! Knock it off!

As killer said just jack up the car and you should have enough room to work with and no you shouldnt have to lift the engine any to install them.
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Old 03-13-2004, 07:33 AM
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You have to have lots of patience. And be very careful working under a jacked up car.

1981monte, if you can't post something pertaining to the original post, or contribute something intellectual, the board would be better off if you did not post at all.

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Old 03-13-2004, 06:46 PM
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Sorry Camaro76 should not have ban such an a**, best bet is install headers that are easy to work on. Sometimes it takes a costom job but that gets expensive Let us know how you made out.
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Old 03-13-2004, 06:49 PM
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No-one's mentioned it yet, but DO NOT get under a car that isn't on stands. Your jack alone is not reliable enough to trust your life to. If possible, it will also be a lot easier (and safer) if you have a friend around to pass you things.

Have fun!!!

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Old 03-13-2004, 08:19 PM
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How has camaro76 been an a**?

He asked a good question, and we are trying to answer it.
All your doing is taking up space.

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at first it didn't look like they were going to fit in, but with alittle bit of work i switched my old rusty flowtech's with my new hedman elite's. already i like them better, they gave me more room for my spark plugs. and some of the tubes had relifes in them for the bolts which proved to be a big help and was one of my major dislikes with the old ones.

and thanks for the safty tip bluesman123. i know never to go under a car without stands. also i was able to get not 1, but 2 friends to help me. it worked out nicely with help under the car.

thank u all for ur help and posts, with any luck ill have the new system by wed and if the shop will be nice enough to let me under the car to snap some pictures ill try and post them

camaro76
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Old 03-14-2004, 07:26 AM
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I had a 79 Z-28 once. The headers were easy enough. It was that damn starter that I had to replace w/ the headers in already that really, really drove me nuts. It was long ago, but I remember having to unbolt the header and something about the tire/fender being included in the starter replacement procedure.

Forgive my foggy memory. The one thing I do remember is that it really, really was a miserable experience to replace a simple starter.

Best wishes. Even still, I would love to have that car again. Lost it over a woman. Damn my luck!!
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Old 03-14-2004, 08:58 AM
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As to English, there was a story of a pot and a kettle................
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Old 03-14-2004, 10:52 AM
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TOOO MUCH

IT'S A LITTLE TOOO MUCH...

it's early here in alaska--and i got up to check how much i can learn today from this board,,,it's been a big help to me and a sence of enjoyment to a guy that dosen't know to much--but still builds away...and as important- i have meet some really-realy-cool-nice talented folks...that have helped....

but what is it with these wise guys---talk about ruining my morning....why are they allowed to even open their negitive mouths- in such a productive positive happening.....sorry but these rude comments have burned me as well as this nice guy asking for help on his headers....can we not just delete his stupidity from the post---so other folks do not have to read this imature tripe....

anyway----headers-go in from below-for sure,,,,i take off starter,,,and even lossin motor mounts......rear wheels double blocked......no less then 4 jack stands under the front,,,,,with 2 more up by the front bumper--if you can find a good place.....the cheaper the headers the harder it is to get them in...i've done this install 4 times....and the more expensive headers go in easier,,,and the starter is allways a bear.....we allways end up changing the clocking on a mini starter and then it works better,,,but still tough...

hope this helps-even a little

ALASKAN
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