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Offline 428 Jet Set

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Installing Engine ??
« on: December 08, 2018, 10:53:07 am »
Can the engine be installed with Hooker Super Comps and 4-speed  already bolted on?Only thing that's in engine bay is steering shaft and steering box

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Re: Installing Engine ??
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 01:23:05 pm »
I really doubt it ,headers always sound like a good idea until you have to work on them .
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had many 428 CJ and SCJ cars over the last 30 years.I currently own a 68 1/2 coupe and a 69 R code SCJ Coupe and a 70 R code SCJ Cougar Eliminator .I am looking for a 70 428 coupe if anybody knows of one for sale.

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Re: Installing Engine ??
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 09:33:15 pm »
No drag link, tie rods , etc ?  You could probably set the headers down in the engine bay, start the motor/tranny combo down into position and when they're w/in a few inches of where you need them, set the headers to the heads and drop her the rest of the way down.
Might work...
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Re: Installing Engine ??
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 11:16:18 pm »
No drag link, tie rods , etc ?  You could probably set the headers down in the engine bay, start the motor/tranny combo down into position and when they're w/in a few inches of where you need them, set the headers to the heads and drop her the rest of the way down.
Might work...

That's worth a try
had many 428 CJ and SCJ cars over the last 30 years.I currently own a 68 1/2 coupe and a 69 R code SCJ Coupe and a 70 R code SCJ Cougar Eliminator .I am looking for a 70 428 coupe if anybody knows of one for sale.

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Re: Installing Engine ??
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 07:54:26 am »
No drag link, tie rods , etc ?  You could probably set the headers down in the engine bay, start the motor/tranny combo down into position and when they're w/in a few inches of where you need them, set the headers to the heads and drop her the rest of the way down.
Might work...
Those are still on the car, was wishing it would'nt be a PITA to install.I have stock manifolds and a H pipe but was told Headers would make a seat- n -the pants feel if installed and now I have that option since the motor is out.

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Re: Installing Engine ??
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 10:06:45 am »
I don't think there is enough difference to make the problems and difficulty of installing headers worth it. I've had several 427 / 428CJ cars with and without headers. I strongly recommend that you not do that based on my experiences.

Here's a related thread:


https://www.428cobrajet.org/forum/index.php?topic=19688.0




No drag link, tie rods , etc ?  You could probably set the headers down in the engine bay, start the motor/tranny combo down into position and when they're w/in a few inches of where you need them, set the headers to the heads and drop her the rest of the way down.
Might work...
Those are still on the car, was wishing it would'nt be a PITA to install.I have stock manifolds and a H pipe but was told Headers would make a seat- n -the pants feel if installed and now I have that option since the motor is out.
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Re: Installing Engine ??
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 05:03:25 pm »
Would be inclined to agree w/Royce. Unless, you are prepared to make a cam change, maybe add 3" exhaust with x-pipe, eliminate a transverse muffler, change timing and carb changes , the headers alone will probably not make a real noticeable difference. But they really look cool and sound nice :)
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Re: Installing Engine ??
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 03:37:50 am »
Following as I have to do this soon. Short answer is yes it will, but not easy. The booster gets in the way. I did it this way but had to pull it in and out a few times to work on clearance issues. I was on a time schedule so put it back with manifolds. Next winter it will be coming out again to put them on. Thinking I will drop the gearbox off and drop it straight down and in. Gearbox is easy to put in after
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2018, 04:49:38 am »
When restoring my car, headers were always the plan.
In the end I couldn't wait to get them off irrespective or the purpose of them going on in the first place !
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