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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted April 14, 2002 10:21 AM
just purchased a set of shoenfeld headers for my street stock (new rule) and what a pain to put these on , i had to take the starter off to get them near the motorjack the motor up remove the right valve cover and notch the motor mounts and they only have about 1/4 inch of clearance between the frame and steering shaft. and so now i go to put the plugs in and guess what i have to use a combination of sockets and whrenches to put them in . oh but i forgot to tell you now i need a new set of plug wires with angles on them . has any body had to deal with this? maybe autozone 73dollars headers would of fit better oldgold

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted April 14, 2002 11:18 AM
I bought those "autozone"headers.Igot mine at advance aout parts.I had to smash the header tube to get on the oil filter run a 1/2 quart filter,dent the tube next to a frame on right(still not enough room to get the right angle)and still had to use combonation of wrenches to change plugs!Does any one make a set of true bolt on headers???????

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted April 14, 2002 05:01 PM
I run a set from checker auto called flow techs they are for a 77 camaro and i run them on my 73 nova the only problem that i have is when i change my oil i have to loosen the 4 back bolts to the header on the right to get the oil plug out, but while watching race today i seen the new oil change tube from fram and am going to try that on the racer to see if it makes changing the oil any easier. Eddie

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted April 14, 2002 08:26 PM
Oldgold what kind of car do you run. On my metric you can get the passenger side header on and off with out lifting the motor if you have no shims for your upper a-arms, plugs out and a notch cut where you heater core and fan used to be. I always have left my valve covers on. The drivers side is definately a pain in the @ss. Yup you will need those 90 degree boot wires. I would suggest putting on those heat sleeves the fabric type it is very easy to fry your wires

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted April 14, 2002 09:29 PM
Try the headers from DynaTech they fit much better, I never have cared for the Schonfeld headers for stockcar applications.
DynaTech is a branch of AFCO.

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