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Camaro BBC headers in a k5?? yup

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SkysTheLimit, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. SkysTheLimit

    SkysTheLimit 1/2 ton status

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    Yup. they fit. Quite nicely too. The driver's side needs a tad shaved off the motor mount but the passenger side has none of the typical issues like hitting the shackle or driveshaft.

    How stoked am I to have this finally figured out. I finally got serious about trying to fit the headers cause they looked so close. I figured out the path and angles they had to take but once in, they fit up nicely. You have to remove the bolts holding in the inspection cover on a 700r4, the oil filter and of course the spark plugs. I went in from below as well.

    If anyone ever has issues finding big block headers for our trucks, apparently hooker headers for a 81 camaro work just fine. :pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp:
     
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    Awsome!!! pics??
     
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    54inches 1/2 ton status

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    SWEET! I love Camaros!
     
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    Cool, not trying to jack your thread but if anybody is interested I had luck fitting chevelle and/or camaro bbc headers in a 1st gen...as long as it isn't a 4 speed truck (ask me how I know).
     
  5. SkysTheLimit

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    Not yet. I pulled them out so I can dress them up a little. I got some 1200 degree paint tonight and need to get some gaskets tomorrow. I'll install them this weekend and post up some pics.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    USELESS THREAD WITHOUT PICS.

    Jtrux & SkysTheLimit - post them up. :deal:




    I have no interest in asking you how you know....
     
  7. SkysTheLimit

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    This weekend I'll have pics.

    Even though you're not interested, it is in an interesting story how I came to know. The donor car of the motor I dropped in was a 81 camaro. I happened to have the headers laying around and they looked like they might fit. What's the harm in trying? It's probably the first break I've gotten on the whole project.
     
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    Well, no pics from me, as soon as the big block went in, it came out. I didn't feel like messing with trying to make it fit, especially since I had a sbc sitting in the garage as well.
     
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    I had Camaro SBC headers on my K5. Fit great. No issue with the shackle hangers. Only issues were, with the Mechanical clutch the adjuster rod rubbed on a primary tube(easily clearanced), and with the stock height truck the front driveshaft met the collector once. Only happened once(self clearancing) and never caused a problem afterwards. I put those same headers on my Sub too.
     

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