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I can tell you, I just installed mine
Posted by rolf (more from rolf) on Fri, 05 May 2000 16:32:49
In Reply to: Re: single, Y pipe header, 1.75", 3'x4" glasspack, curt, Fri, 05 May 2000 09:23:02
Anyway, It did take me 12 hours, but I like to drink beer while I do really dirty work. Once I get drinking a little beer, I get really slow. Also the fact that I did it between 8 PM and 8 AM probably didn't help. Sunrises from under a sonett are pretty cool.
Anyway, other than my killing my starter motor, hopefully by drenching it with WD-40, installation was straightforward and quite easy. I was able to install everything using only a large floor jack on the engine crossmember, the part under the engine/flywheel, the part that looks REALLY strong.
Naturally I hacksawed the old header off, that was when I looked at the weld and saw that it's sort of an MSS signature weld. Then I looked at my tailpipe tip again and noticed that it's the same ID as the MSS OD and had a resonator baffles in it. I was so happy!
Of course when I had to push start the car to test the exhaust, I was cursing myself for not shielding the starter motor from my shower of penetrant. I hope this self-repairs, but I'm not going to hold out hope.
Anyway, enjoy, Yes all the hangers necessary came with the $10 install kit. The only parts you will need are new gaskets if you want them (or a 'smear of silicone rubber') and lots of WD-40 for the studs. Like I say, ONE of my header nuts was easy to get off, that's it. The others were excersises in patience and lube. Unfortunately the lube part got a little out of hand, as my starter is now telling me...
'73 sonett III (mss exhaust) pertronix ignitor no starter motor
87 900 SPG (mss exhaust) K&N G6 APC magnecors
86 900 T the trusty smashed runner that won't quit
86 900S Hey, I can deal with normally aspirated, this is fun! I love the manual sunroof, just like my dead old '83 900T
-------------> all registered to me now and on the road... :) I need a garage!