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Old 07-14-2016, 01:19 PM
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Cutting ground clearance is not something I will consider doing.
I want my wife and son to drive my car and not have to even mention anything about being careful about what to drive over.
I don't want to think about it either. I've done it before on another car and never again.
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yea, i hear that. i don't want to be worried about, am i gonna scrap cause of that pot hole or speed bump, etc. the plan is getting back on the road before Christmas and i can report back then how the clearance issues are going. Or if anyone else has this set up on the road and can tell us how theirs is doing
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I am still trying to figure out which headers I want for my '96 LT1 powered '83 Choo Choo.

Looking at headers made for D port heads, I think this is my #1 choice right now. The Hedman 66609.

I've looked at the full-length Dougs D336 but I found a forum thread showing the fit in a '79 Malibu and it looks just too tight for me.

The Shoenfeld shown earlier in this thread won't work for me because I'm retaining the original A/C evaporator housing.

The Hedman 66609 are advertised to fit in a 5th Gen El Camino with and auto or manual. My only concern if there's any issue with the passenger side motor mount location and the low mounted A/C compressor.
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I had relatively new Flowtech afterburner headers on the '84 original 305, and reused those headers on the LT1.
They really don't hang low to reduce ground clearance.
I got a bracket to relocate the AC compressor back to the original location, driver's side high, so I can't say whether they would clear the original Caprice location.
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My new Hedman 66609 "D" port headers will be here on Monday along with a Pypes X-pipe header back kit.
I'll give a report of how it goes here when I get them on. I hope the fit OK.
I also hope it's a noticeable improvement on my LT1 that's been running the original 305 exhaust manifolds and single exhaust.
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Looking forward to your findings. I did my system with the body off and it was quite straightforward. I went with the 3" system with x pipe and race pro mufflers wich are supposed to be the quietest.



One thing we did was replace all the u-bolt exhaust clamps supplied by pypes with band clamps.




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Nice!

Did you narrow the rear? Can you give the specifics on your tires and wheels?
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