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Old 02-09-2008, 12:56 PM   #21
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I can't wait to see what all that painted stuff will look like in the engine bay.
Dark Cherry Metallic FTW.
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I can't wait to see what all that painted stuff will look like in the engine bay.
Dark Cherry Metallic FTW.
Same here, I'll be posting pictures during and after that installs.
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Sorry it took so long to chime in, I've been spending most of my time on my Jeep and those forums. I was running a 3.25 pulley with similar mods however, I think I would have gotten more out of my old setup with a 3.3 and 20 deg timing vs. 3.25 and 16 deg timing. Exhaust manifolds were not built up below the neck on mine(those) because I didn't trust my welding skills on cast iron. I went the "get the most out of what you have" approach on the front. I was very pleased with the results. I was able to run 16 deg timing with 0 KR to a [email protected] with traction. They look a whole lot better now than they did when I had them. Looking good Danthurs!
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Decided to check everything out before I did my big upgrade in two week. I have a good idea how things will go now. Was able to move all manifold bolts, except the studs, I'm just going to cut them off.



I removed these, their just in the way. Freed up a bit of room


I also removed the red 1x1 bar on back, that REALLY freed up a lot of space.
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Was able to move all manifold bolts, except the studs, I'm just going to cut them off.
Don't cut them off, on the end of the stud there is a small hex to grab with a small socket or wrench and turn them out like a bolt.

I'm going to go check on that stud size right now; I know I have a few with my assorted bolts in the basement.

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Was able to move all manifold bolts, except the studs, I'm just going to cut them off.
Don't cut them off, on the end of the stud there is a small hex to grab with a small socket or wrench and turn them out like a bolt.

I'm going to go check on that stud size right now; I know I have a few with my assorted bolts in the basement.

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Dont think I'm going to have much of a choice on this. I put the piggest breakerbar I could and was afraid I was going to snap the stud. Wont mind if that happens in 2 weeks because I'm installing new manifolds and studs. But until then, this is my daily driver.
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With yet another snow storm hitting, the roads are total ice, so driving is out of the question. The wifes in a cranky mood, and the kids are wound tight. I ran to the seclusion of my man cave. There I got a lot done, as you can see from above posts. But that didn't nearly keep me out of the house long enough. So I boardom took over and I got a few things done. First when I remove that brace between the struts I decided to paint it red. Really adds a nice touch. I'll have to get the brackets later. Then I was looking around and saw a carboard tube, in it was a bunch of decales. So I decided I would find a home for some of them. What ya think?



And now put back in the car.
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