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bjr68z28

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302 Head Swap
« on: February 16, 2006, 01:39:25 AM »
I am getting ready to put the correct 291 heads on my Z28.  It has been suggested to me that the engine be removed to change heads.   This would make detailing easier after heads are changed.   Others say it can be done o.k. without taking the engine out.   Needless to say, there is some concern about "scratches and dings" doing it either way.    Any suggestions or "dos and don'ts" from the forum will be appreciated.

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Bill

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Re: 302 Head Swap
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2006, 04:48:56 AM »
I have never, and will not remove an engine just to change a set of heads on a Camaro.  You might want to consider removing the hood for clearance reasons.  To protect the finish line the fenders, and other areas you want protected with blankets, furniture pads, etc.  Be sure to use the correct torque specs.

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Re: 302 Head Swap
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2006, 01:58:37 AM »
John,
I agree with you.  Unless I needed more detailing in the engine bay, I don't see removing engine.   Someone has suggested taking off front wheels to lower car.   Makes sense I guess.   Anyone tried this before?
Thanks for your reply,
Bill

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Re: 302 Head Swap
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2006, 03:34:01 AM »
Bill,  I'm A tall person, and the only problem I have is when I working on a truck.  Let some air out of the tires instead of taking the wheels off.  This will also be safer, and the car will be more stable.

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Re: 302 Head Swap
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2006, 10:19:50 PM »
with the heads off you will have more room to detail the engine compartment


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