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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 18, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Header Install

69 SB, Flowtech long headers. What is the best/easiest procedure to install the driver side header, Pass is easy. Front cap is off, engine bolted to the frame, frame bolted to the body, clutch assembly and PS box installed. Tires on and car on the floor. Last one I did with a bare frame off the car.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 18, 11:35 AM
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jack the car up about 20" and feed the header up through.
helps to have 2 people
I have my wife wrap the tubes with cloth before installation
you will have to remove the Z bar
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 18, 11:39 AM
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jack the car up about 20" and feed the header up through.
helps to have 2 people
I have my wife wrap the tubes with cloth before installation
you will have to remove the Z bar
This is exactly how I've done it with Hookers and Dynatech. Z bar and linkage has to come out
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 18, 11:41 AM
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Re: Header Install

To the best of my knowledge, there is no way to do it from the up top. You have to come in from below. So, obviously, it is easier if it is on a lift. I removed the spark plugs, oil filter, dip stick tube, and disconnected some of the clutch linkage ( I can remember the specific names of the parts. Whatever was in the way. I know it had a spring and a rounded end that fit into an indentation on the clutch fork). I did not have to remove the steering box (I have the 3rd gen. box in mine). It took some finesse, but it went in.
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I just installed a set. It comes from under. The Z bar and dipstick tube need to be removed if its a early block. Plugs and wires off. Its just that simple. Good luck. I did mine on a lift by myself. Help would have made it easier.
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I just installed a set. It comes from under. The Z bar and dipstick tube need to be removed if its a early block. Plugs and wires off. Its just that simple. Good luck. I did mine on a lift by myself. Help would have made it easier.
Hi Keith, I'm currently doing this myself. How easy is it to remove the dipstick tube? Mine doesn't have any bolts, but looks like it is simply press fit.
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Its not that difficult. I put a drift or the largest Phillips screwdriver I can find in the tube. You can the put some vice grips on the tube. The screwdriver will prevent the tube from crunching. Then slowly twist it back and forth a little at a time while pulling up a little. It will come out pretty quick.

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