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Bills R2
05-26-2007, 12:53 PM
I am trying to get my driver's side manifold back on today and it looks like it may be an all nighter...anyone been there,done that?

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KOOL R2
05-26-2007, 02:06 PM
You probably will have to raise the engine about 1 inch to allow the manifold to slide into place but that is not your major worry. When you get it on and the engine lowered it will contact the top of the pitman arm. The solution is to raise the engine with shims until it clears, bearing in mind hood clearances on an Avanti or grind off the top of the pitman arm a bit. You may also have to grind off about 3/32" from the underside of the manifold where it contacts the pitman arm. This is the only way mine fit.

Peter Sant
KOOL R2

Bills R2
05-26-2007, 09:55 PM
I finally got it. Not too fun! Know I know why there are lots of washers between the engine mounts & the pads!

'64 R2 back on da road again
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