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tcase meets header

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shaun, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. shaun

    shaun 1/2 ton status

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    So I clocked my t case all the way up, (I love how this looks) now my long tube headers hit my front driveline. So can I have the exhaust shop shorten the header or will this cause major issues to the header. I dont want to buy shorties (it is a sbc 350) because I am swapping in a 500 within a couple months (its expensive to build). What do you guys recommend?
     
  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Stuff a two by four up there and bend it over to the frame some. I had this problem on my old Small block. I bent it over and ground on the flange some to clear it out.
     
  3. shaun

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    By bending it will this affect how it sits on the head. As in causing a leak?
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i had the same problem, i heated the header up and bent it over, but that didn't last long, it bent back

    here is what mine looked before the lift.
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    after the lift i only had a problem with it hitting the exhaust tube not the header.

    you can see it here.
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    it rubbed on th tube for a little bit, but it made its own clearance.


    what did you do for a crossmember?

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    So I clocked my t case all the way up, (I love how this looks)

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    just wait till you get to use it /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif its unbelievable on what you can go through now. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  5. shaun

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    I still have the stock crossmember for now I am trying to figute out what to do about a crossmember. I am thinking a piece of 1/4 inch bolted inside the frame with the mount bolted to that. Making the underside look like this
    O-----O instead of like this O--v--O /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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