New Caprice - Discussion forums

The worldwide owner-to-owner online support system for the Chevrolet Caprice PPV
It is currently Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:17 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 58 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Posts: 34
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Camaro-Longtube-Headers-1-7-8-2010-2014-LS3-L99-ZL1-6-2L-Engine-Stainless-/361064114757?epid=1933943743&hash=item5411192a45:g:XbsAAOSwoydWp6Kd&vxp=mtr

Here is the link. I have not fitted them yet to see if they'll work without massaging them, but they're going on my car one way or another.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:55 pm
Posts: 171
Those headers actually don't look all that bad. They are much more equal length than my Kooks, which vary 10-12" between primaries. That is total BS in my opinion, especially since there is plenty of room to make them equal length. Hopefully they don't need too much modification to fit the Caprice.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:23 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Posts: 34
Here is the report on the $250 Camaro headers. First off, the overall quality is top notch. All welds are neat and I saw no major flaws. We'll start with the driver's side. I came up against fitment issues almost immediately. I found myself resorting to violence to make the number one primary cooperate with the engine mount and the oil cooler (which actually ended up not being as big an issue as I thought it would be).
Attachment:
20170809_123117.jpg
20170809_123117.jpg [ 303.67 KiB | Viewed 193 times ]


Attachment:
20170809_130605.jpg
20170809_130605.jpg [ 193.64 KiB | Viewed 193 times ]


Attachment:
20170809_133304.jpg
20170809_133304.jpg [ 391.27 KiB | Viewed 193 times ]


On the other side of the header, the number three primary was contacting the steering shaft.

Attachment:
20170809_134921.jpg
20170809_134921.jpg [ 244.49 KiB | Viewed 193 times ]


Attachment:
20170809_133253.jpg
20170809_133253.jpg [ 382.13 KiB | Viewed 193 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Posts: 34
The passenger side didn't pose quite so many issues, but I did end up fighting the transmission lines and the motor mount. I actually almost cut a section out (with the intent of re-welding) of the number two primary to accommodate the amount of space that was taken up by the transmission lines, which ran around the engine mount in the exact-wrong place. But I ended up using tie down straps to bend the lines out of the way, which meant that beating it with the hammer would clearance it enough to go around the motor mount.

Attachment:
20170809_161458.jpg
20170809_161458.jpg [ 296.46 KiB | Viewed 193 times ]


Attachment:
20170809_161447.jpg
20170809_161447.jpg [ 273.77 KiB | Viewed 193 times ]


I worked straight through until dark to get the car back together, so I didn't get any shots of the completed product. I'll be climbing back under the car tomorrow to weld up a couple of exhaust hangers and I'll get some shots of how it all turned out. I'm not sure what a kooks set of headers and cats would have cost, but I've got about $350 into the new headers and cats. I definitely ended up having to work for the money that I saved, but considering the fact that the difference between my setup and the kooks setup is roughly $1,000, I consider it time and money well spent. And if anyone thinks that I beat the crap out my headers, you're right. But I don't feel too bad about it after watching this...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azPKIjxmmdU


Attachments:
20170809_151614.jpg
20170809_151614.jpg [ 300.42 KiB | Viewed 193 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 30, 2016 8:12 am
Posts: 185
Location: phx az
ouch ! doesnt look like much fun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Posts: 34
What are you talking about? They fit perfect....after 15 test fits and a few severe beatings :lol:

Also, I forgot to mention that three of the O2 sensors fit perfectly, but the drivers side upstream sensor did have to be lengthened.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:55 pm
Posts: 171
It looks like they hang down quite a bit lower than Kooks. Can you take a photo from the side of the car with the camera slightly below the bottom of the rocker?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Posts: 34
Yes, I'll post up some photos when I get out to weld up the last two exhaust hangers.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 30, 2016 8:12 am
Posts: 185
Location: phx az
loopy127 wrote:
What are you talking about? They fit perfect....after 15 test fits and a few severe beatings :lol:

Also, I forgot to mention that three of the O2 sensors fit perfectly, but the drivers side upstream sensor did have to be lengthened.


only severe beatings :oops: they must fit like OJ's glove :lol: :lol:

the driver side front o2 is always the one that needs some length to it


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Posts: 34
Here are a few different views in regards to how low the headers hang.

Attachment:
20170810_111036.jpg
20170810_111036.jpg [ 190.94 KiB | Viewed 182 times ]


Attachment:
20170810_111048.jpg
20170810_111048.jpg [ 197.09 KiB | Viewed 182 times ]


Attachment:
20170810_111102.jpg
20170810_111102.jpg [ 150.09 KiB | Viewed 182 times ]


Attachment:
20170810_113002.jpg
20170810_113002.jpg [ 205.33 KiB | Viewed 182 times ]


Attachment:
20170810_113030.jpg
20170810_113030.jpg [ 162.39 KiB | Viewed 182 times ]


Just one more note if anyone goes the low price/ high labor route. The steering shaft moves side to side a little as it rotates. Be sure to provide enough clearance for the shaft in all steering positions. Good luck.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 58 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group