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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 11, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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re-installing motor/trans

I got great advice on pulling my motor and trans a few months ago, and went great. Now my new 350 is almost done at the machine shop, and will be installing the motor and 4 speed at the same time in my 1969 Camaro. Questin is, I have a set of Hooker Comp headers, NOT SUPER COMP. Is it easier to set them in then lower the motor, or install the motor, and then slide the headers in. Fitment should be ok, as I do not have power steering and the headers a very slightly used and are already pre dented to fit. Just want to know before I get to this point. Thanks, Jerod
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 11, 06:12 AM
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Re: re-installing motor/trans

I would say after the motor is in. Less stuff hanging off the sides of the motor to hit other stuff.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 11, 06:18 AM
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Re: re-installing motor/trans

I second that. Put the headers on after the motor/trans are in. Passenger side header from the top, driver's side from the bottom.
I just installed my 383 and TKO600 together. I put the rear high on jack stands and left the front wheels on the ground. Worked like a champ.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 11, 11:44 AM
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Re: re-installing motor/trans

I set/wired my headers in the engine bay and then installed the motor.

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Re: re-installing motor/trans

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I set/wired my headers in the engine bay and then installed the motor.
That's what I did too.
Plus I laid a towel between the headers and inner fenders to protect the coating on the headers.
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Re: re-installing motor/trans

Yes, use plenty of towels to prevent scratching. I actually wrapped my headers in some old bath towels and taped them to make the towels stay in place.

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