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Header Install Questions

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by 85K10, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Camar068

    Camar068 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    speaking of mini-starters.....I've got one in mine and a few have posted great result with DBElectrical mini-starters for all the GM engines ranging from small/big block engines to LS engines.
     
  2. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all! Supporting Member

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    Driver side goes in from the top and the passenger side goes in from below.

    I've never, ever had a starter heat soak problem.
    Never, ever.

    I wouldn't fret.
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've only ever had two heat soak issues. One had headers, but the other has manifolds. I'm not one to blame heat soak on on headers. I put full blame on crappy starters. And just because you spend 300+ on a starter, doesn't mean it's not a POS.
     
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    Okay here I go again, I have installed headers on my 85 c10 and as posted earlier somewhere (I can’t find it) I bought header extensions which work great on the drivers side (picture attached) on the passenger side the extra brace on top of the transmission crossmember well having trouble getting over it. Question is there different cross member or can I safely remove the upper brace.
    Thanks

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    I can tell you... mine does not have the upper trans cross member braces, been that way for 2 years. Another thing i took off due to constant trans changes and never put back on.
     
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    GREAT thanks looks a little overkill anyway
     
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    To clarify though... you mean the one that bolts to the to top of the x member the to the top of the frame? Correct?
     
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    Correct thanks got it all hooked up this evening, it’s a little tight on the passenger side but I believe I can loosen up the headers and gain enough room to take care of it though. Thanks again
     

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