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Originally Posted by golkhl View Post
Also ordered some extra manifold studs and nuts just in case, as well as a new set of factory ford exhaust manifold gaskets.
Smart move, never hurts to have spares.

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If you ever need a hand or a tool, let me know. I'm a corporate jet mechanic and have quite a few tools. It would be nice to meet another enthusiast also.

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Sounds good Chris.
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Make sure to put all the Studs back in the head before putting the headers in, some will not go back in, the tubes are in the way. Those studs are 5 mm and spray them down the night before also.
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Will do, thank you Siber Express.
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Originally Posted by golkhl View Post
Chris: when I went at it with extensions I almost stripped the nut! I was using a 15mm deep well socket, a swivel, and a long extension, and it was a no go. Could you please tell me the exact setup you used? What size socket, what size drive, swivels, extensions, etc. Thought I could bang out the install in 6-8 hours, pretty demoralized at this point. Thank you again for all of your help.
Yeah it sucks but you just got to muscle it out. It took me almost 12 hours to do mine. To be fair it was really the first time i worked on my car besides doing the CAI so im not really experienced but if i can do it then anyone can. Plus when youre done youre gonna love your ride even more. what shorties did you get?
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Got the BBK ceramic shorties.

Thanks again for all the tips/tricks/help!
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Originally Posted by sdheath View Post
Shoot the bolts with PB Blaster and let it sit overnight. Amazing stuff.
+1 Then use an extension and what not and give it a shot. Got mine off in no time.

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