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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 09, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Angry frustration!! - Headers!

okay, so i have a 350 engine, have big block motor mounts, fit perfectly not problem, but i have been reading up, there might not be a clearance for my headers with the mounts and power steering. Now, problem,

1. Will i need to change mounts to small block or can i leave it the big blocks?
2. Will the following headers clear - 2451 - Hooker Headers?
http://www.jegs.com/i/Hooker/520/2451/10002/-1

engine mounts are:

http://www.rickscamaros.com/product....dept%5Fid=3218

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 09, 02:39 AM
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Re: frustration!! - Headers!

BB frame mounts sit the engine toward the passenger side about 3/4". I assume the drivers side is where you are having the clearance issue. BB stands should make more room between the header and the gearbox. If 2451 headers won't clear with the BB stands, I wouldn't think switching the to SB stands would help. Unless.... raising the engine would help with your clearance issue, then they might. I believe the BB stands also sit the engine lower. I don't have a lot of experience with headers. Can you jack the drivers side of the engine up some, hang the headers where they need t go, and lower the engine back down? I had to do that with my BB years ago when I was running headers on SB stands.

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