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This is a discussion on Touching/Hookers......Headers within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have had a set of lt headers on my car for awhile now and did some heads(241s) this past ...

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    Touching/Hookers......Headers

    I have had a set of lt headers on my car for awhile now and did some heads(241s) this past winter and noticed that the headers are touching what looks to be the upper control arm? i thought it to be the kmember but its not it should lay alongside/under the header ever so slightly but the header sits on it now and vibrates the whole car! where the header sits on the part is round...im sure im not describing it that good,ill try and get pictures at some point today but any help as of now will help.

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    anoybody? and i couldnt get pictures had a good snowstorm out here so shes under snow now...lol

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    The upper control arm is on the other side of the wheelhouse -- has to be something else it is hitting on. Need pics...

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    ugh the pics arnt loading!
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    ^^^ dnt upload through ls1. Do it on a photobucket account. It helps us out more and makes it easier on you.

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    ok finally.....lol first is my car last year without the engine in,its on the right behind the motor mount bracket,and the 2nd pic(not mine) its the top right near the header....hope this helps a lil bit....



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    Oh man... I need better pics and pics involving that area. Maybe some1 else knows.

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    If you are talking about the flange on the right side in the bottom pic -- just knock it back a bit with a grinder. Also, how are your engine mounts? Old mounts can deteriorate and sag over time creating tighter clearances. Toss in a set of poly mounts and it may help with your problem.

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    Looks like the crossover pipe is rubbing the trany cross member..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Looks like the crossover pipe is rubbing the trany cross member..



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    looks like the culprit to me......

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    No that's not it...if I had a comp I would cirlce the spot...look at the 2ndtravle pic I posted its to the right of the oil filter

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    Do you mean @ the lower control arm connection where the header turns?

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    Yea..thats a lower control arm? Lol directly to the right of the oil filter passed the header?

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    headers must've slipped in the jig when they were welding them up or something. You'll have to grind that a little bit.

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    well the thing is they never touched until I got the clutch done 2-3 years back when the guy told me he could not get a bolt to the tranny cus of the headers,so he lowered the kmember to move the headers or some shit and since then the car vibrated and I didn't know it was the headers touching until recently and he is no longer around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHot99T/A View Post
    Yea..thats a lower control arm? Lol directly to the right of the oil filter passed the header?
    Yep that's the hard point for the lower control arm.

    Rear mount to be exact,,, as the lower control arm has 2-mounting points.

    One closer to the front end and one closer to the fire wall.

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    When was the last time the car was aligned?

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say he got the K-frame installed crooked,,

    or not tight enough to prevent movement under a load..

    Maybe a motor mount.

    Does the car full to left or right, any other odd noises especially when turning hard left?
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    Alighned in augest no noises has new poly mounts and no pulling but the bolts under the hood on the strut tower on both sides there are little rubber nipples coming up through a hole and they arnt alighned right one is almost dead center the other is not you can barly see it.if you want ill snap a picture

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    damn..i thought this thread was about touching hookers...
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