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LT header install question

I have the possiblility of gaining access to a lift to do my LT install instead of doing it on the ground. My question is, do you still have to take the motor mounts loose and raise the engine if you're doing this on a lift? If so, how do you raise the engine if the car is 6 ft above the ground? I hope this isn't a really stupid question. It's just something I thought of this morning. Thanks!


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most find it easier to drop the k member...also make sure you clutch is like new because you get to do it all over again when you replace the clutch
Also, you will need 02 sensor extensions...in addition use copper gaskets for best results...

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you lift the engine to gain clearance on the steering shaft, right? if so, then you would need to to it on a lift also

most shops have a tall jack that is made to lift engines, transmissions, etc. while the car is up on the lift

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most find it easier to drop the k member...also make sure you clutch is like new because you get to do it all over again when you replace the clutch
Also, you will need 02 sensor extensions...in addition use copper gaskets for best results...
I have the O2 extensions. They came with the headers. I don't have gaskets though. Any tips on the best place to get copper gaskets?

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Get Ford OEM gaskets and use a copper spray
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If your drop the k member you will have more room to work with. When I did my install I could not see how I would have gotten any wrench on the header bolts with out removing the mount brackets.

There of posts of installs with pics all over this forum.


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