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Old 10-22-2004, 01:41 AM   #11
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The only area I see trouble would be getting it hooked back up to the crossover pipe, you might have to do a bit of finagling to get it on there.
I had to do a LOT of finagling. I did mine and uttered words only a sailor should hear.
The back one took me TWICE as long. Those header bolts were a b-b -b -b
EOTCH to get on.

2 beers for the front. 5 for the back. The secret is to walk away right before you throw the ratchet through the windshield.

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LOL i tried drinkin when i did mine but i just switched into work-aholic insead of alki-holic and only had 1 beer.
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One Beer will NOT get the job done. I take offense to this. i've done it .. it definatley takes at least 5. Im a proffesional on this. 1 beer is dangerouse and shouldn't be tried at home. A good man could get it done in 4. i throw the BS flag on 1.

How do you expect to lose tools and break stuff with only 1 beer ? I think the GM time table expicitly states 5 are needed. i done six because Im extra careful.

Error on the safe side. Drink 6. This is coming from the voice of experience.

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I don't remember how many Corona'* we went through. Yes, the rear manifold and DP is a huge pain in the but, took me and my buddy about 6 hours just to get the rear off and install the ported one. Did you break any bolts?
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Yes we broke one off the back. We had JUST enough room to get the studremover on.
ANyway, just kiddin about the beers. It may have went faster without them.
I do know it was like 8 to 10 hours total. From start to finish with about .. an hour of cursing time.

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You guys to the rear from above or below?

Removing the STB might help, but i like using it to lay on, or hold when i'm in the back usually.
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I did mine from above. It looked like the rack and lines might get in the way from below.

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I did mine from above. I did remove the strut tower bar.
And yes, i did climb up into my engine bay.
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I was planning on doing my install today, but ran into a snag. They guy i got the front PEM from, left 2 studs in there. One i got out, the other will need an easy out as it broke off. I did do my plugs though, put in autolite 605'*, (1 step colder).
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