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post #1 of 266 (permalink) Old 03-07-2010, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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These headers (and others) have been kicked around the forum and I have seen conflicting installation comments. Yes, I have read the sticky. Several times.
Two questions:

1) AM I going to have to hack up the body of my 96 Cappy wagon to get them in?

2) IF I put these headers on the engine while it is out of the car, will I be able to install the engine back into the car with them on the engine? Or, do they HAVE to be installed while the engine is in the car?
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post #2 of 266 (permalink) Old 03-07-2010, 10:23 AM
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Hope to start on mine today so I'll let you know about number 1.

According to the thread posted by toomanytoys they fit just fine without any hacking.

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Thanks, Sin! You and I have been frequenting the same threads regarding headers for a long time now. I will look forward to hearing about your experiences regarding the installation of these headers. What year and model car are you putting them in?
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I got a pair on order now.....I also need clarification...lol

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I got a pair on order now.....I also need clarification...lol
Both of mine went in from the top, invest in 8 hightemperature sleeves for your spark plug wires now, or you wil pay for it, im currently replacing all my wires with a heat sleeve and header wrap over that, it is also to good to run the #5 and #7 over the valve covers. If you got extra cash change your plugs because you have to remove headers to get to #2 and #8 plugs, and #3 plugs

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Thank you for that, Dart. See...these are things I hate about headers but I do know they are necessary. There just doesn't seem to be any inexpensive header answer to our cars. And I'm sure not going to spend $1500 for a set.
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I'll try and get so many pics it will make your eyes spin Silver I'm swapping my fenders out as well. That should give me plenty of room for detailed pics.

I'm putting them on my 94 Caprice Wagon.

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LOLCool, Sin! I'm concerned about the plug wire, plug removal problem and the AC lines but, at this point, I just want to see how they fit as per my original questions. Got my eyes glued right here waiting on you, Sin!
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not sure but i dont think you can install the engine with the on th motor due to the ac lines they need to be off on the pass side in order for you to bolt up that ac line correctly.

plus the collectors might not clear the side frame as they jut out to much.
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I'm aware of the AC problems, Freight. Seen a lot of burned and crushed lines. Big problem with me. This week I am going to take a hard look at that whole AC system and see if I can move things around to avoid the problem. Might take some re-engineering but it may (or may not) be worth it if it's possible. Same applies to the plug wires. Not much can be done about the removal regarding the problematic plugs I guess.
Yeah, I was wondering about the collectors squeezing in there. I'm hoping that someone that has done the motor installation with these headers installed will chime in here. If there IS anyone that has tried it.
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