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Old 05-22-2024, 05:08 PM   #1
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So engine is ready to go in. Question I have is, should I mount the exhaust manifolds and risers before putting it in or after.
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Old 05-23-2024, 12:25 AM   #2
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I would install the manifolds before but leave the risers off as it may be too difficult to mate them to the hoses while lowering the engine.
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Honestly, it depends on whether it will fit through the deck hatch with the manifolds on. In my 1997 2800 I had to take the manifolds and risers off of one side of my 496 (8.1), then spin the engine side ways to get it to squeak through the hatch. If I recall I needed to do the same when I removed the 454.
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