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How the hell do you fit Pacemakers?

I've searched and I don't think anyone's covered it... or if they have, it's well-hidden!

I've got some Pacemakers, bought secondhand for the princely sum of $100 (yes, yes, I'm a lucky bastard...). They're Tri-Ys, I think... which is to say they look like Cleveland extractors and aren't a 4-pipe into 1 big thing at the bottom - more like a 4-2-1.

Anyway, how the hell do you fit them, assuming I was foolish enough to entertain the notion of fitting them in the comfort of my own home? Perhaps more important than that, how the hell can I remove the existing standard manifolds without hoiking the engine out? There's just not enough room...

Anyone managed it, or should I just give in, pay someone a few hundred dollars and let them worry about how to do it?

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Re: How the hell do you fit Pacemakers?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! there a piece of cake on your car, you should try fitting a set to a ba xr8/gt....
even in saying that, you would really wanna use a hoist, and no, you dont have to remove the engine...

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! there a piece of cake on your car, you should try fitting a set to a ba xr8/gt....
*cough* That's because BA's don't have Clevos and are therefore inferior... */cough*

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even in saying that, you would really wanna use a hoist, and no, you dont have to remove the engine...
So you reckon simply undo the engine mounts and lift the engine a bit to give you a bit more room? I still think it'll be a bit bloody tight in there.
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*cough* That's because BA's don't have Clevos and are therefore inferior... */cough*

lol, they sure are

So you reckon simply undo the engine mounts and lift the engine a bit to give you a bit more room? I still think it'll be a bit bloody tight in there.
nope mate, just get in there and pull em off with a spanner, use a short ring where the shock towers are, its really not that hard..

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i like to undo one engine mount at a time and tilt the engine up(with a jack) Gives abit more room to slide the new pipes in
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Re: How the hell do you fit Pacemakers?

It does probably look a bit daunting for the diy first-timer.

You should be able to get them in out and without any more tools than a jack, spanner and hammer(a must with all modifications).

Are they clevo extractors?

To help you could undo mounts and lift, but only if you really have too.

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It does probably look a bit daunting for the diy first-timer.

You should be able to get them in out and without any more tools than a jack, spanner and hammer(a must with all modifications).

Are they clevo extractors?

To help you could undo mounts and lift, but only if you really have too.

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Hammers? I have a selection, and you're quite right, nothing can be done without the aid of a hammer...

I do hope so they're Clevo extractors... they *look* like Clevo extractors, and they bolt nicely to my spare 351 heads I've got lying around, so I suppose they are.

I think I shall invest in a suitable spanner and see if I can reach all of the existing manifold bolts... and if not, I guess I could try jacking the engine up a bit.

Racecraft - can you just unhook the engine and tilt it a bit? Won't damage anything?
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nope just tip it over per side to make it easier to feed the pipes in, makes getting to the bolts abit easier too
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Re: How the hell do you fit Pacemakers?

I have pulled a set of Tri Y's at the wreckers with nothing more than spanners.

The bolts for the extractors have a smaller head than normal so that you can get a spanner onto them in such a confined location.
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Re: How the hell do you fit Pacemakers?

i put mine in when the motor went in. only drama was the steering box
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