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HELP!! Who has Mid 80's K5 w/Headers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CaveBlazin, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. CaveBlazin

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    HELP!! Who has Mid 80\'s K5 w/Headers

    Ok I need a pic of your left and right side of the engine and how you have your power steering pump hooked up. Even if you have just a shot of your engine please post. Thanks I thought I was almost done but the little crap is getting me /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: HELP!! Who has Mid 80\'s K5 w/Headers

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    IFAIK, I only had a problem with the A/C bracket. I used the stock manifold bolt on the front and a spacer to make up for the thickness of the manifold. Combined with the stock spacer and the thickness of the header flange and it was about perfect.
     
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    Re: HELP!! Who has Mid 80\'s K5 w/Headers

    i have an 85 with headers.. not sure if there is a useful pic in my webshots album or not. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    didnt have a prob with my headers... of course, I dont have an AC bracket anymore so... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    j
     
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    Re: HELP!! Who has Mid 80\'s K5 w/Headers

    pics

    PS1, PS2, and PS3 on that page.

    Spacer on the first exhaust bolt came from a 4.3 engine, stock piece for the power steering bracket. Apparently not all 4.3's used a stock header on the drivers side, but many did. Believe that upper bracket came off of the same engine, no AC obviously.

    The rest of the PS bracketry (+ alternator and pulleys for crank and water pump) came from an '86 or '87 Monte SS. Had AC, so I had to come up with the non-PS brackets in the pictures. threw the bracket that ran to the very bottom back of the pump away, I couldn't make it fit no matter how hard I tried.

    I highly recommend the style I have...using a 5/8" wrench to adjust the belt tension, as the factory designed these, is so nice compared to the other bracket designs.
     

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