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Im going to get a set up eld. headers for my 92z28. Ive noticed that there isnt alot of room under there to move around. Has anyone installed a set of these before? If so did you have to raise up the engine? What secrets you got for me? thanks
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Yes,jacking the motor up is needed...atleast when I did Hedmans back on my 87. Theres an AIR tube that goes around back of the motor and is a royal PITA. Other than that its pretty straight forward. Have plenty of beer or jack danials on hand...and a few friends wouldnt hurt either.
2000 Camaro SS A4 # 3535,milled LS6 heads (to 62cc's) with Cometic .045,custom 230/236 .591/.600-112 cam,Hooker LT's with TSP catted Y,LS6 intake,3400 Vig. stall
'86 IROC-Z clone race car, 565/TH400 5.68@120 off early and on the brakes
I'm not sure if your installing shorty headers or long tubes.But, I recently installed shorty headers and mac full exhaust without raising the motor.
I'll second that. I installed my SLP 1-3/4" headers (which are bigger than the Edelbrocks you're talking about) on my car without raising the engine - I really wouldn't think that it would be necessary to do that for yours...
I don't know if there are any "secrets" per se, but I did a few things in an attempt to stave off problems down the line:
* Got a heat shield to go over my starter (had to clearance it to make it fit);
* Bought some plug wire heat shielding for the plug wires;
* Used Stage 8 Locking bolts to attach them to the heads;
* Used a better kind of exhaust gasket (the kind with graphite inserts in an aluminum "frame" - Summit has 'em) to seal them to the heads.
It cost a little extra, but I haven't had any problems since I installed 'em in 2000...
Originally Posted by mongse_1
Overkill!?! You know you've hit "overkill" when the car is upside down.
"Pony cars are cruisin' on Woodward Avenue,
Go on, try to pass 'em - they'll smoke ya if ya do!" - Bob Seger
installed some hedman shortys tonight. hed-68470s on a 90 camaro. this is how it went. drivers side. removed valve cover. fell into place. passanger. removed dipstick and it fell into place. however this thirdgen has a lt1 in it didnt have to jack the engine/car or remove the bolts from the mount
Thanks for all the help guys. Ill be saving up for the headers now. I cant wait. They advertise that it will shave "up to a fulls second off your 0-60 time" anyone else test that theory?
Best help I can give you is to junk those Edelcrock headers and get some better ones like Hooker's or SLP's. Spark plug access is horrible on Edelbrock's, so are the welds, and most of the time the air tubes stick down into the ports, restricting access.