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Putting motor back in through the top with BBK headers and tranny any problems?

I pulled the motor out through the top and didn't have to many problems.

Anyone that has done this before, did you have any problems putting in back in?

I only see one problem, and thats the stearing shaft. Is it a problem?


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I just got through doing the same thing you are doing. I thought about installing the headers with the motor, but it looked like it would be a bigger PITA than it already was going to be.

What I would do though, was install the motor with the tranny already on there, otherwise, you'll have to loosen them up again to install the tranny. Leave all the studs for the headers in the head. That way, when you lower the motor down, you slide the headers up in there with the motor still raised a little bit, and just put the nuts on the studs.

The motor has to be pretty low in the engine bay to put the headers on. Otherwise, it won't clear the floor boards. Just make sure you don't forget the dipstick!! We forgot to put it in and had to take stuff back apart and put it in.


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Do you pull the motor out with the bbk headers? I did and it didn't seem to bad. I have the intake off, so I can get better angle.

I'am going to try to do it with tanny and headers.


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We tried putting on the BBK LTs while enging was out. After install, could'nt get to tranny to bolt it up. Had to pull motor back out , put motor in, bolt up tranny, then bolt up BBK's. If you ever have to drop the tranny after the LT's are on, gonna have to unbolt the LTs to get tranny out. The BBK LTs king wrap around the tranny. Good luck.
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ROADWARRIORSVT thats what I plan on doing in the first place. I am going to put the motor in from the top with the tranny and headers bolted up.

Did you have any major problems? I took the motor out like this so I know it will go back, but am sure it is eaiser getting out then back in.

Did you have any issues with the stearing shaft?

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Well if the headers came off on the motor..they should go back in on the motor. If so..it must've been REALLY tight. I couldn't see how it would go in.

Did you have to take the steering shaft out when you pulled the motor?? I didn't have to undo mine when we installed the headers. I think if it came out exactly like it's going back in, then you shouldn't have any problems.

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Hey Moody we put a set of MAC LT's on my buddies car. The motor and tranny will NOT fit unless we took the steering shaft loose. Actually it runs through the header tubes. Your BBK's might not be that way but its not terribly hard to take the shaft apart so you might look into it. Good luck on the install man!
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I just pulled my motor last night so it is still fresh in my mind
I disconnected the steering shaft on both ends and while the motor was partially out I pulled it out of the car. I could'nt remove the shaft when the motor was still in the car.
When the motor is most of the way back in try to put the shaft back on, you may have to lift or lower the motor some to make it go back on.
BTW, I removed the entire thing with headers and tranny. It is not particularly easy but it can be done.
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