Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Lubbock, TX USA
Re: bending headers for clearance
A little bit of massaging won't hurt a thing, but use a piece of wood (or aluminum as Ed did) in the right spot, then hit that with your hammer. If you strike it directly, you'll definitely cause damage. I've seen several that were done with wood blocks and haven't seen any that were losing any of the coating material.
I'm kinda anal about mine, I always do the trial fit and massaging first, then send 'em off for coating.
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