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Bonemaro
03-05-2010, 02:32 PM
There must be an easier way to remove our stock exhaust manifolds. Techniques? Tricks? Dynamite? :dis:

Crazed98Camaro
03-05-2010, 04:56 PM
Lots of PB Blaster, and a contortionist class.

I used ratcheting box wrenches, some from up top, some from below. Helps a lot.

Bonemaro
03-05-2010, 05:00 PM
Yeah, I was thinking ratcheting wrenches. Need to rip those heat shields out of the way.

Crazed98Camaro
03-05-2010, 05:20 PM
Need to rip those heat shields out of the way.

Yeah, definitely.

They are scrap metal from hell, with only one mission: Cut up your forearm.

Travis@gvperformance
03-05-2010, 09:46 PM
yea just have to have patience and work your way at it. ratcheting wrenches help, spraying done the manifold bolts/studs the night before is always a good thing to break up the rust.

Bonemaro
03-05-2010, 09:51 PM
I can do this...

Crazed98Camaro
03-05-2010, 11:16 PM
I can do this...

The little bone that could...

Will
03-05-2010, 11:21 PM
The little bone that could...

:rofl: Matt, speaking of headers how are yours doing? Any retightening or anything?

Bonemaro
03-05-2010, 11:31 PM
I just went out there and looked at them. I was able to get a 13mm DW on each bolt. It's tight, but doesn't seem too hard to get to. I might pick up a 13mm ratchet driver too.

Crazed98Camaro
03-06-2010, 12:18 AM
:rofl: Matt, speaking of headers how are yours doing? Any retightening or anything?

If you look at my install thread, I used stage 8 locking header bolts.
Neat little buggers, never have to retighten.
Although I bet it wouldn't hurt to check.

I'm gonna do a check on the car in full once I get out of school for spring break (in about a week.)

And the electric cut out is going on. Woot!

tkoforpresident
03-06-2010, 12:39 AM
good luck bone. Make sure you've got some good gaskets and bolts too.

Bonemaro
03-06-2010, 01:02 AM
Bolts came with the pacesetters and I got some gaskets from Abbott Racing.

Crazed98Camaro
03-06-2010, 01:13 AM
I got some gaskets from Abbott Racing.

Good job. Those are quality gaskets.

I used copper RTV around my ports, dunno if i helped, but i did.

Will
03-06-2010, 02:22 AM
If you look at my install thread, I used stage 8 locking header bolts.
Neat little buggers, never have to retighten.
Although I bet it wouldn't hurt to check.

I'm gonna do a check on the car in full once I get out of school for spring break (in about a week.)

And the electric cut out is going on. Woot!

I saw but didnt remember if they were locking

Bonemaro
03-06-2010, 07:13 PM
...picked up this sweet piece of ass. Looks like it'll help.

http://s.sears.com/is/image/Sears/00942480000-1?hei=600&wid=600&op_sharpen=1&qlt=90,0&resMode=sh arp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0

ty97f-body
03-06-2010, 08:52 PM
lol.. should definitely come in handy bone

Will
03-06-2010, 10:58 PM
...picked up this sweet piece of ass. Looks like it'll help.

http://s.sears.com/is/image/Sears/00942480000-1?hei=600&wid=600&op_sharpen=1&qlt=90,0&resMode=sh arp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0

I love those ratchet-wrenches

Bonemaro
03-06-2010, 11:32 PM
I just wish they weren't so expensive though.

ThunderChicken
03-07-2010, 12:03 AM
They're expensive, but TOTALLY worth every penny!

1LOMARO
03-07-2010, 12:11 AM
Damn... its been too long since I bought tools... I think I might need a set of those in both standard and metric !!!

Bonemaro
03-07-2010, 12:23 AM
I'm actually looking at this set for $125...

http://s.sears.com/is/image/Sears/00942401000-1?hei=600&wid=600&op_sharpen=1&qlt=90,0&resMode=sh arp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0


...or this set for $200.

http://s.sears.com/is/image/Sears/00987636000?hei=600&wid=600&op_sharpen=1&qlt=90,0& resMode=sharp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0

Italia
03-07-2010, 12:42 AM
get the set with the FUCKING CLAW

ThunderChicken
03-07-2010, 12:52 AM
Gearwrenches are cheaper. I got the first set for $75 at Advance...

Will
03-07-2010, 01:19 AM
We got ours from lowe's lol I think they were about the same, Im not sure.

Bonemaro
03-07-2010, 01:32 AM
Gearwrenches are cheaper. I got the first set for $75 at Advance...

I've seen the Gearwrenches. Are they good tools? I'm partial to Craftsman or Mac, but they are more costly for sure.

1LOMARO
03-07-2010, 11:06 AM
I've seen the Gearwrenches. Are they good tools? I'm partial to Craftsman or Mac, but they are more costly for sure.

I've never seen the Gearwrench brand with the flexible end... and I agree Jim... most of my stuff is either Craftsman, Mac, or Snap On...

ThunderChicken
03-07-2010, 12:37 PM
I haven't had a problem with my Gearwrenches. I usually break stuff loose with a standard wrench or breaker since ratcheting wrenches are 12-pts. And I *think* they still have a lifetime warranty. We use Gearwrenches at school...

ty97f-body
03-07-2010, 03:04 PM
ive used gear wrenches good tools... but like most mine are craftsman and snap on.. oh and have a few channellock brands.. equally good..

Will
03-07-2010, 08:58 PM
I've never seen the Gearwrench brand with the flexible end... and I agree Jim... most of my stuff is either Craftsman, Mac, or Snap On...

Quite a good bit of $ in tools eh? Im lucky if I can find any of my craftsmen stuff. On a side note there is a snap on book floating around here somewhere and we just got the sears tool book in the mail yesterday. Im thinkin about buyin the filter end caps that attach to a ratchet. changing the filters on a ford product is a good workout when you have to reach through the A arm (?) and infront of the motor but behind the radiator ...... stupid mustangs!!

**EDIT: Join the craftsmen tool club, its free IIRC and it gets you a big discount on tools, my dad got a 300 ct tool kit "Kit" for $150***

Travis@gvperformance
03-08-2010, 01:03 PM
I love my flexible head gearwrench set. We use it all the time in the shop. Great set of wrenches and never had a problem with them

1LOMARO
03-08-2010, 02:13 PM
Quite a good bit of $ in tools eh?

Yeah you could say that sir

Bonemaro
03-12-2010, 01:48 PM
http://s.sears.com/is/image/Sears/00942401000-1?hei=600&wid=600&op_sharpen=1&qlt=90,0&resMode=sh arp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0
Just got these. They were on sale for $99 too. This should help.

Crazed98Camaro
03-12-2010, 11:23 PM
Just got these. They were on sale for $99 too. This should help.

When ya getting the job done?

Bonemaro
03-13-2010, 02:16 AM
I hadn't planned on doing it... I just wanted the tools.

Will
03-13-2010, 02:27 AM
I hadn't planned on doing it... I just wanted the tools.

:thatsfunny: good reason

Hot Rod
03-13-2010, 12:35 PM
I wouldnt use the pacesetter bolts for bolting up the y pipe. The guy who helped me with mine voted against them. They wont stay tight and would need to keep tightening them.

Use locking bolts. Big ones. It's a PITA to tighten up the y-pipe to the header flanges.

Will
03-13-2010, 11:41 PM
Just got these as a gift

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416e2IbMXeL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Italia
03-14-2010, 05:17 PM
sexy

Will
03-14-2010, 07:41 PM
sexy

Yeah lol I think I'm going to need them!

Bonemaro
03-15-2010, 01:17 PM
I really need to get off my butt and get this thing ready. G14 approaches soon.