Got my ported manifolds installed today, and man it was a bear.
We didnt get that many pictures taken because it took a lot longer than expected. The front (left) manifold took about and 2 hours to remove and install the ported manifold. The rear (right) was just atrocious. I took up almost 6 hours of finagaling to get it off and then the new one on.
We went through almost an entire can of WD40. (Man that stuff smells good!
Even after all our rechecking and re-tightening we still have exhaust leaks, all at the joint locations/collars/joints or whatever you want to call them. Tomorrow we're going to recheck all the connecting points and try and retighten them.
And now for the best part of the night. On my way home I feel the need to check out what kind of gains I'm looking at. Find a nice stretch of road and put the pedal down around 55mph, at 3800rpms I felt the car just pull. I barely got a "Oh ****!" out and a glance at the tach when it was already at the shift point. This is all with a stock exhaut system.