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Old 08-27-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Just for FYI if anyone is wanting to put long tubes on your cobra or Gt DROP the k member it is so easy if you do. It really wasnt that hard to drop if you follow the directions that AM put up on there site. Once I got everything dropped I had the Long tubes on in a hour. The hardest part is modded the one bolt on the driver side. Here is the PDF file if anyone is intrested.....Any questions just ask.
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I just ordered some gaskets for my old lt headers. I have an exhaust leak coming from them and my local speed shop is booked for the next 6 weeks. What is the best way to support your engine while dropping your k member while working in the driveway?
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I just ordered some gaskets for my old lt headers. I have an exhaust leak coming from them and my local speed shop is booked for the next 6 weeks. What is the best way to support your engine while dropping your k member while working in the driveway?
I just used a 2 ton jack three blocks of wood. I would say use three-four
2x4's because thats what i was going to use but the other piece broke when i was cutting it. Make sure you place it on the vary bottom of the oil pain and you will be alright. Also, what I did for extra protection pushed my sway bar to where it was right under the front of the oil pan so where if your jack was to give out it wont fall on you. See the pictures....

Oh and if I were you I would buy some grade 8 locking header bolts and you wont have to worry about doing gaskets again. Also, the gaskets I would use felpro because I have them on the GT and they are good gaskets.

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Re: Long tubes

Thanks for the feedback. I ordered the ford racing gaskets. The guy from the local speed shop recommended I double up on both sides and i shouldnt have anymore problems. i hope he is right. As far as the header bolts, im scared that I may break a stud off in my head trying to get them out.
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Thanks for the feedback. I ordered the ford racing gaskets. The guy from the local speed shop recommended I double up on both sides and i shouldnt have anymore problems. i hope he is right. As far as the header bolts, im scared that I may break a stud off in my head trying to get them out.
Your welcome and I understand the felpro gaskets are actually pretty thick. As far as the studs if you soak them really good with either Wd40 or PB blaster and then them sit over night then hit them again in the morning time you will be alright. My car is a 98 and it has never been messed with and they were RUSTED really bad. So I did what i said above and they nuts and studs call came out at once. If the nuts come off and you take the header off and spray the stud alone with and like what I said above you wont have a problem.
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Hells yea, the LT headers are installed on the cobra without any leaks. Def sounds different now and mean but I wouldn't have it any other way. Ran into a few problems with the headers but soon found a solution.
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Southern, please don't get under car when it is jacked like that, it looks really unsafe buddy.

Nevermind, I seen what you were doing now.
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Southern, please don't get under car when it is jacked like that, it looks really unsafe buddy.

Nevermind, I seen what you were doing now.
Its cool, the jack was under the engine but the front part of the engine was actually sitting on the sway bar for extra protection. I made sure everything was good before i got underneath there man, trust me lol.
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Have trouble putting them on with the kmember on? 😃
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Have trouble putting them on with the kmember on? ?de03
No, but it takes longer and its a pain....
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