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Removing front clip or not? #1311072 Sat May 18 2019 05:26 PM
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Kilted54 Offline OP
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This is my best guess as for appropriate forum for this question

I’m going to be replacing the intake (to offenhauser and need to plumb water heat) and exhaust manifold (Williams) soon and a power steering upgrade when kit arrives.

I got a belly (sadly the reason for power steering as I need a smaller wheel) which adds to challenge of reaching in over vendors.

Background for question done:

Q1: For those who have did manifold replacement w/ engine in, did you remove front clip?

Q2: if You didn’t, did you wish you did?

Q3: if you did, do you wish you didn’t

Note: I plan on leaving hood on.

I know I should just wait to do all at once


Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated

Last edited by Kilted54; Sat May 18 2019 05:28 PM.
Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311078 Sat May 18 2019 06:22 PM
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Q1: no
Q2: no
Q3: no

I might not correctly understand what you are doing.


“I know I should just wait to do all at once”

What should you do all at once?


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Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311081 Sat May 18 2019 06:32 PM
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Well having a belly can be meant to mean two different extremes. If you cannot reach the manifold bolts leaning over the fenders then you do need to remove the fenders if you are already standing on a stool.
Otherwise, like Tim says, no,no,no to your questions.


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Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311082 Sat May 18 2019 07:01 PM
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I think that belly would be more in the way removing the front clip then the manifold.
I have bad knees & shoulder. I usually jack the back end of the truck up high to help reach things under the hood.
George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

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Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311083 Sat May 18 2019 08:12 PM
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Absolutely not. Just opening a big can of worms.


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Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311109 Sun May 19 2019 12:40 AM
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I use my engine hoist to reach over the fenders into the engine compartment and lift out heavy parts such as manifold or head.


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Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311129 Sun May 19 2019 04:35 AM
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Plenty of room in there.


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Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311732 Fri May 24 2019 02:25 AM
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Thanks for input - I can’t remember were I heard the suggestion... kinda why I asked,

I got the info I was looking for

Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311739 Fri May 24 2019 03:12 AM
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That’s what apprentices are for!



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