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Old 02-26-2018, 08:10 PM   #201
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Nice build so far!! I like the touch of red around all the black and grey. Hope you don't mind me stealing it
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:04 AM   #202
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Nice build so far!! I like the touch of red around all the black and grey. Hope you don't mind me stealing it
Why thank you sir! I don't mind at all!!
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:08 AM   #203
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Really coming along nicely!!
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:21 PM   #204
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Those came with the truck, stock item?... I think? Lets say this, they were there when I took it apart. I had actually forgotten about them and then had to look all over the place once I found myself installing new shocks.

I have seen similar spacers at an Ace hardware, If you google bolt spacer a lot comes up. Other places to look... Grainger industrial supply, and Fastenal. Let me know if you need any measurements for those little fellas.
I had custom aluminum spacers made because i dont know what happened to mine when i took my truck apart. It's always bugged me that I wasnt using the right part though. But maybe a spacer is a spacer is a spacer...
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:45 PM   #205
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I had custom aluminum spacers made because i dont know what happened to mine when i took my truck apart. It's always bugged me that I wasnt using the right part though. But maybe a spacer is a spacer is a spacer...
Spacer is a spacer buddy. I had stacked up washers in there for a bit until I found mine. Lol.
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:48 AM   #206
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Installed my extra deep aluminum transmission pan tonight. With the installation came another item added to the "I didn't think about that" list...

I think I will have to change the front drive line around since it looks like my new pan may not allow for the big CV joint to clear. (Sad face)

I still need to get the drivelines altered... so there is my silver lining.
I guess I will have to hold the CV joint in place and see what it looks like later this week.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:10 AM   #207
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So here is my very important question: How are you going to keep all that beautiful work clean once you are driving your rig?!
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:42 PM   #208
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I'm dealing with custom shafts right now. What trans are you running?

I've got a 700r4 (moved the engine forward and left the Tcase in the stock location) and I know with a stock pan and a CV it's going to be maybe .25" clearance. I think a deep pan isnt an option for my set up....I'll be watching this.

I'm also running 6" alcan springs - whats your lift?
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:05 PM   #209
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So here is my very important question: How are you going to keep all that beautiful work clean once you are driving your rig?!
Well sir, in lush green western Washington state I will have about 9 months a year to detail it out for the summertime cruising. Lol.

I don't plan on running a top, strictly using this thing for summer play time. I plan on getting down to the dunes with it maybe once a year and that will be about as dirty as it gets.

Remember, I have issues.
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:18 PM   #210
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I'm dealing with custom shafts right now. What trans are you running?

I've got a 700r4 (moved the engine forward and left the Tcase in the stock location) and I know with a stock pan and a CV it's going to be maybe .25" clearance. I think a deep pan isnt an option for my set up....I'll be watching this.

I'm also running 6" alcan springs - whats your lift?
I was searching on another off road forum and saw that a guy used a long yoke set up making the drive shaft small through that area... running it without a CV... not sure this is a good option for me. Another fella ditched the aluminium pan for a chrome pan and then beat it in with a soft mallet... not sure that is in the cards for me either... I plan on heading down to the driveline guys tomorrow to pick some brains. My lift is a bit of a mash up... 4" soft ride up front, and then Sky Jacker's version of the 4" soft ride in the rear. I added in the ORD 1" add-a-leafs at all corners to get me at 5" overall.

I will let you know what they say.
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:26 PM   #211
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700r4 as well?

I swear when i did this research years ago (my project is a looooong one) i determined a CV joint with a stock pan cleared...now im unsure.
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:37 PM   #212
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700r4 as well?

I swear when i did this research years ago (my project is a looooong one) i determined a CV joint with a stock pan cleared...now im unsure.
Th350 sir.

CV with stock pan will work, at least that has been my experience.
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:03 AM   #213
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Re: 1972 Build thread.

My pulley and bracket set up arrived today.
Install actually went smooth.

I should see my drivelines next week.
The front driveline will not have a CV, looks like I will run a 2" shaft. That should leave me plenty of room between the driveline and tranny pan.

Sadly the driver side header will not fit. I have to notch the frame a bit, but even with that - the collector points into the spring shackle making that a real tight fit. Not sure what my next move is... I don't want to cut into the frame just to see what I thought was a tight fit become a not fitting situation.

With that said, has anyone used or looked at Sanderson exhaust manifolds before?
I may go this route and use these headers in another project down the road. See the picture I pulled from another site... Thoughts?

I will post some picks of the drivelines once I pick them up and get them installed.
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I had the same problem with the headman headers I installed. Had to notch the frame. No big deal. I am never going to sell it so I don't have to ever explain why I did it

That was about 12 years ago and no problems with frame
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:16 AM   #215
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I had the same problem with the headman headers I installed. Had to notch the frame. No big deal. I am never going to sell it so I don't have to ever explain why I did it

That was about 12 years ago and no problems with frame
Were yours mid length or full drag length? I'm not worried about notching the frame, just worried that once I do I will be in the same situation with a header that is now not useable do to the shackle location. Lol
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:15 PM   #217
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I run the Sanderson block huggers on my Jeepster. Quality header and great fit!
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:31 PM   #218
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Awesome! You have any pics?
Are you running the v6?
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:02 AM   #219
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I can take some (will probably post crooked!). I had these on the stock 225 and put them on the 252 (4.1) that is in there now; worked great and fit both. I know the engine is dirty (took the Jeepster to Moab a while back and have not cleaned it since) but you should get the idea. Let me see what I can post tomorrow.....
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I can take some (will probably post crooked!). I had these on the stock 225 and put them on the 252 (4.1) that is in there now; worked great and fit both. I know the engine is dirty (took the Jeepster to Moab a while back and have not cleaned it since) but you should get the idea. Let me see what I can post tomorrow.....
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Not the best (and I can try to provide better lighting or take different angles if you wish); hope they help. While I know that there are cheaper ones out there, I have swapped these on 2 different engines and have no issues or leaks. If I ever decide to replace the ram horns on my Blazer (doubtful) I would have no issue grabbing another set of Sandersons.

Sorry for the dirty engine compartment!
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Not the best (and I can try to provide better lighting or take different angles if you wish); hope they help. While I know that there are cheaper ones out there, I have swapped these on 2 different engines and have no issues or leaks. If I ever decide to replace the ram horns on my Blazer (doubtful) I would have no issue grabbing another set of Sandersons.

Sorry for the dirty engine compartment!
Cool, thank you for taking the time!!!
They appear to fit real tight on the block. They look good, do they match up to the exhaust port well? They look like a square port near the flange in the one pic.
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:23 AM   #223
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No worries on grabbing the pics; sorry they were not the best.

They fit extremely well (Sanderson suggests mounting "bare", without any gaskets). I saw the square tube in the pic as well (had not realized it before) and cannot remember if the ports were square or not. These are specific to my engine (Buick v6) so I would suspect that they would be specific to your engine as well (I can't remember exactly what you have, and I am sure you already have the site, but here it is anyway! https://www.sandersonheaders.com/). As you can see in the pics I have these mounted with Allen head bolts and I have no leaks

Enjoying watching your build; happy to provide any additional pics that might help!
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No worries on grabbing the pics; sorry they were not the best.

They fit extremely well (Sanderson suggests mounting "bare", without any gaskets). I saw the square tube in the pic as well (had not realized it before) and cannot remember if the ports were square or not. These are specific to my engine (Buick v6) so I would suspect that they would be specific to your engine as well (I can't remember exactly what you have, and I am sure you already have the site, but here it is anyway! https://www.sandersonheaders.com/). As you can see in the pics I have these mounted with Allen head bolts and I have no leaks

Enjoying watching your build; happy to provide any additional pics that might help!

Good info! The no gasket part is impressive...
Thank you again, you are awesome!!
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Good info! The no gasket part is impressive...
Thank you again, you are awesome!!
Happy to (try) help!
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