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Old 02-16-2008, 10:02 AM   #11
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Well, I had to stay with my mother today because of her gal bladder surgery so I didn't attempt it. From the way it sounds thats not a bad thing. When I went to check my bosses house out I parked in the garage just to see what I had to work with. I noticed lots of obsticles so I see this might be a 2 day project. Man, I need a DD so I can have more time to work on this car. Could I get to the back manifolds from under the car?
It'* hard to say without seeing your car, but if anything like mine, not really.
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It'll be alot easier than on a 2k H-body or a W-body. A little patience goes a long way.
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I remember getting the rear off from underneath. You'll still need to disconnect the exhaust manifold from the down pipe so getting on the floor will probably necessary. Try to get it from the top, you'll need fewer extensions and hands.
If anything check the Eastern meet section, Marty was thinking of doing something in a few months. Maybe we can tackle it there.
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If you're in a real rush, I might be able to swing down on Monday, February 25th and we could tackle it if you don't mind sheltering me for the night.
Otherwise this could be a project for the Upper Midwest Meet in April..... which reminds me we should get list started for what'* getting done and to who'* cars -first ones to sign up, first served.
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I got my rear manifold out from above and i wouldn't recommend doing that. You can get the studs out from above even though it'* mostly by feel since you can't see much. To actually get the manifold out of the engine bay though i'd try pulling it out from underneath. Next time i take my manifolds off i will be tearing the entire top end down so hopefully having that stuff out of the way will make installing headers alot easier.
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I got my rear manifold out from above and i wouldn't recommend doing that. You can get the studs out from above even though it'* mostly by feel since you can't see much. To actually get the manifold out of the engine bay though i'd try pulling it out from underneath. Next time i take my manifolds off i will be tearing the entire top end down so hopefully having that stuff out of the way will make installing headers alot easier.
That'* why I'm doing mine the same tiem I do my rockers springs and pushrods. Everythings out of the way.
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I got my rear manifold out from above and i wouldn't recommend doing that. You can get the studs out from above even though it'* mostly by feel since you can't see much. To actually get the manifold out of the engine bay though i'd try pulling it out from underneath. Next time i take my manifolds off i will be tearing the entire top end down so hopefully having that stuff out of the way will make installing headers alot easier.
That'* why I'm doing mine the same tiem I do my rockers springs and pushrods. Everythings out of the way.
Let me know how that goes. I have similar plans.
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here are exerpts from my PEM post in June of '06

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After fighting the heatshield bolt some dumbass put behind the pullies and directly under a radiator hose,the rear crossover bolts that broke,the bolt that holds the EGR on,the stud right below the EGR pipe that has no firewall clearance,the downpipe nuts I had to fight because heatcycling had them almost seized on there
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the sun beating down on me giving me a splitting headache and me getting frustrated and extremely tired.

My head is still killing me and so is my back. If those manifolds come off,someone will have to take them off or they will fall off
I did mine in the middle of the summer out in the open with no benefit of shade

Putting on pems is something everyone should experience at least once
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If you're in a real rush, I might be able to swing down on Monday, February 25th and we could tackle it if you don't mind sheltering me for the night.
Otherwise this could be a project for the Upper Midwest Meet in April..... which reminds me we should get list started for what'* getting done and to who'* cars -first ones to sign up, first served. Idea
No rush at all. I was just curious as to weather or not I could do it while I had a heated garage. An April meet will be perfect. I'll soak the bolts so they arn't much of a bit*h.
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here are exerpts from my PEM post in June of '06

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After fighting the heatshield bolt some dumbass put behind the pullies and directly under a radiator hose,the rear crossover bolts that broke,the bolt that holds the EGR on,the stud right below the EGR pipe that has no firewall clearance,the downpipe nuts I had to fight because heatcycling had them almost seized on there
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the sun beating down on me giving me a splitting headache and me getting frustrated and extremely tired.

My head is still killing me and so is my back. If those manifolds come off,someone will have to take them off or they will fall off
I did mine in the middle of the summer out in the open with no benefit of shade

Putting on pems is something everyone should experience at least once
I came in after fighting that heatshield for about an hour and did a search for PEM installation and got linked to that post. It was at that point that i new it was a PITA for everyone and no just me. Wasn't exactly the quick fix reply i was expecting lol.
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