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5.3L Engine Rebuild Page 20

Figure 77
Figure 77
Figure 78
Figure 78

Figure 77. These engines are prone to breaking exhaust manifold bolts. We have replaced them with these M6 exhaust studs from a Ford engine. We were going to use ARP studs, but could not justify $130 dollars for them. These cost $8 for a pack of 8.

Figure 78. The C6 Corvette manifold was painted with VHT ceramic extreme heat header paint and installed on the head. We may wrap them with a copper-colored heat wrap later.



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Figure 80
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Figure 79

Figure 79. Getting the intake manifold ready for installation. It is being cleaned here. This Trailblazer SS manifold will work really well, but these truck manifolds are ugly. Pondering different ways to pretty it up a little bit prior to installation.

Figure 80. The new Moroso oil pump pickup will not fit over the ARP main studs, the bolt holes will have to be drilled out for clearance.


 
 
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