Having no luck - 67 barracuda Hedman Hedders

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  1. MagnumBarracuda

    MagnumBarracuda Active Member

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    I am trying to install my new magnum 408 with Hedman long tube headers. car is a 67 barracuda, manual steering, manual brakes, manual trans. I have no clearance issues with them but i cannot get them installed. I tried putting the engine and trans in with the headers loose in the engine bay, no luck. My only problem is the passenger side header, It will not let the trans past. I can get the engine itself in and everything can bolt up but i cant get the trans and bell housing up high enough in the trans tunnel to bolt it in that way. I will try to bash the flange in the trans tunnel to allow the bell housing to move higher. Am i doing something wrong? Is there an obvious better way to go about this?
     
  2. 67/6barracuda

    67/6barracuda Well-Known Member

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    Time for the BFH. Sorry no help, Good Luck!!!
     
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    I don't know about your specific header, but I've installed several sets over the years. Usually the installation instructions which come with the headers will usually get you 80% there, but you have to be a little creative, yourself. I usually had to jack the car a couple feet in the air. Sometimes they go in easier from the top, but usually from the bottom. The starter will probably need to be disconnected and removed. The center link will probably need to come out, also. The oil filter may need to be removed, or in the case of rt angle adapter, the adapter may need to be loosened and possibly rotated. It may help to remove the washer & nut from the underside of a motor mount, and using a floor jack and a 2x4 on the edge of the pan rail, lift the side of engine by pivoting the engine over a little and buy you extra room. I think it is usually easier to install passenger side first, then the drivers side.
    Sometimes it helps to rotate the headers nearly vertical to get them in and then rotate them back level. It's a lot of trial and error. Sometimes a hammer may be needed, but once you do that, you can't return them, obviously.
     
  4. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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    Go on the Summit site and look the headers up. There is a PDF link with instructions.
     
  5. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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    I could not find the Hedman long tubes on Summit. They may have quit making them. Look at the Summit brand headers that fit your car and download those instructions. They are bent the same.
     
  6. famous bob

    famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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    I`m assuming ur working on a small block , but I had to jack my r/b 68 fastback up about 3 feet to get my headers on from the bottom/work the starter at the same time , and thats without torsion bars .
     
  7. MagnumBarracuda

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    Is it possible to remove the steering rack and replace once headers are in position?
     
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    I have the instructions from hedman. They are very good for clearance and what not. The installation just says to go through the bottom.
     
  9. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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    Then that's how you do it.
     
  10. famous bob

    famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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    If ur talking about a rack and pinion set up , yes .
     
  11. MagnumBarracuda

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    Just the center link
     
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