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Joe
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9/13/2001
22:41:32

Subject: Edlebrock Headers, need info fast.
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Hi Dak lovers, I need some help and fast. I can get ahold of some Edlebrock headers for my 1990 3.9L V6. As we all know, they are weak and need some boosting. Are these headers worth buying and how much do they effect performance. Also with a 3in body lift, did I need to wory about room in the engine compartment? Please help fast>>>
Joe Elliott



Donald
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9/13/2001
22:52:05

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I don't know about the body lifts, but i'd say go for the headers!!! If you want me to, i might could post some pics of mine installed to show you.. If i can get my old digital camera working...

Donald



Joe
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9/14/2001
23:47:48

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Thank you for helping me out Donald. I am seriously thinking about going with them. I haveheard they give up 10-15 Hp and are easy to install. Do you know anything about installing them. Pretty Novice Mechanic here but I can get around an engine. Whats with Edlebrock, good or bad, give me some feed back oncthis. Thanks
Joe E.



Hot RT
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9/15/2001
00:07:05

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Edelbrock is a quality product, and yes it will enhance your performance. Worth the investment, in my opionion.



Donald
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9/15/2001
10:39:12

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Joe, If you do buy a new one, I suggest buying a t handle rachet since a standard ratchet is difficult to use in the tight quarters in the engine compartment.

And if you Oxygen sensor is old and rusted, and it hasn't been changed in the past 30000 to 50000 miles, You might want to change it since you have the old one out. Old sensors can really affect fuel economy. They are a pain to get out sometimes, but since you would have it out anyway, then you might want to change it.

Just a suggestion, and tell us how it goes.

Donald



Joe
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9/15/2001
16:23:50

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Thanks all of you. But the question still reamins, can I do the work? Thats the only thing I am worried about. Well, I will get back to you all. Thanks for the help. If you have any more comments, PLEASE let em rip.
Joe E.
I also have another question about gearing. Is on the performance forum too. Any help with that would be appreciated.



Donald
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9/16/2001
22:06:52

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Yeah, Joe, I think if you have the tools, then it is very possible for you to do it.

I would set aside a whole evening to do it in though and have lots of penetrating oil, such as WD-40.

Donald



Joe
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9/16/2001
23:08:56

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Donald, I will most likely give it a try. Can I contact you if any problems? I will need it im sure. Thank you though.
Joe E.



Donald
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9/17/2001
10:45:56

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Sure Joe,

I'll help if i can!

Donald



Donald
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9/21/2001
12:26:33

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Did ya get them installed?

Donald



Joe
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9/21/2001
12:39:00

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Actually Donald, the guy sold them just before I got there. I was so disappionted. But I am looking into buying a new set from Summit cataloge. I think they are around $250. I was looking at paying only $150 before. I will let you know about my progress. Thaks for all your help.
Joe E.



Donald
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9/21/2001
13:05:25

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Sure, keep us informed. I think they are worth every penny. I love mine.

Donald



Joe
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9/21/2001
14:45:26

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No problem Donald, will do. Now I know who to ring if I need help with them. Thanks All of you and espically Donald.
Joe E.



MANUEL SILVA
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9/18/2005
23:13:42

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hi my name is manuel i have a 77 gmc truck with a 454 with a 400 transmision behind it 495 horse pushing it . i need parts and there prices thank you



Old Fool
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9/19/2005
08:23:00

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Manuel

If you have 495 hp with a '77 454 Chivy I think you have all the parts available in the world in and on it now. The next thing I would suggest is getting a DART 540ci block and some Iron Eagle heads and go from there. Maybe get 550 hp out of it. Then again if you are asking for prices I don't think you can afford it anyway.

Later,



fastpastor
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9/19/2005
14:09:19

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hey, i installed Gibson unequal length headers last year and it was one of the best things i ever did. i picked up around 20 hp. It was a pain in the butt to install just because of the working space and getting to the bolts, but other than that it was quite easy. The only thing you realy need to be concerned about is making sure you get a tight seal between the headers and the block. to do this make sure you use rtc sealant.
But you will be very happy with the results, just take your time, make sure you have no exhaust leaks and you will be kicking up a bunch more power.

04 4.7L QC dakota, Gibson unequal length headers, MArch pulley, CAI, MBRP CATback



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