Originally Posted by 92brZ
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...