Help!, my exhaust manifold STILL won\'t fit! The nightmare continues... I got one of those exhaust manifold spreaders from Carquest and followed the instructions. I first screwed in the middle and put the spreader between the center and front pipes and expanded the spreader until the holes line up, worked great. Then I went to the back screws and did the same routine. The spreader did its job and aligned the holes HORIZONTALLY, but now the holes are uneven vertically (the manifold needs to go up about 1/8 inch in order to align with the head). We tried using a carjack and placing a pipe in between the jack and the manifold and lifting until they line up. It moved the holes some but then just lifted the whole truck. I'm thinking of taking all the screws out and reversing the process by starting with the rear and ending with the front bolts. That way I can at least have more access to the front bolts. It's not that big of a deal because I have some Edelbrock TES headers coming in about a week. But I really need a running vehicle so let me know if yall have any suggestions.