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Want to scream!! header problems

July 3 2012 at 1:15 AM

Built388C  (Login built351c)
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Switched transmissions in my 1969 mach 1 to a 4r70w (4speed/overdrive) with Optishift controller. Everything is done but headers. My Hooker super comps would not fit. Transmission is to wide and electronics are right where the super comps drop down. I ordered Sanderson FC4 shorty headers. They will work with my transmission. Problem is I cannot get the header bolt in. Shock tower is right in the way and the header tube is right up next to the bolt hole. You cannot get your hand in there to turn the bolt and push it up in the hole. It was the last bolt to put in on the passenger side. Going to try and lift the motor to the side and see if I can get at it. My hooker super comps at least you could reach behind it and get the bolt in. These headers are so tight there is no room for that. Cant cut a hole in the shock tower. Its where the suspension is bolted to. Any one else use sandersons and have this problem.

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