Trying for hours now... 65 Valiant left exhaust manifold problem

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  1. Schyrjajew

    Schyrjajew Well-Known Member

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    I got a problem. For hours I have been trying to remove the left manifold from my 65 273. As explained in the book and video, I have removed everything before (brake booster, linkage to transmission, exhaust pipes and braces. But I just can't pull the manifold out. No matter how I turn it or move it around, the end always gets stuck between the engine and the steering linkage. Does anyone have a tip?
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    You can loosen the drivers side motor mount, the one nut underneath the car, and gently jack the motor up just enough to slip the manifold out. Use a block of wood between the oil pan and a jack.
     
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    • Veryfastdart

      Veryfastdart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      66fs has the cure, that's how I've done it in the past.
       
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      pishta I know I'm right....

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      I thought the starter needed to be removed then it would snake up from the bottom? I could be way off, hadnt had manifolds since '98. loosen mount nut under frame and jack for clearance. did yours have a brace? What plant was it built at, seems LA plant cars didnt get the brace?
       
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      • Schyrjajew

        Schyrjajew Well-Known Member

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        Thanks, gonna try it like this on saturday
         
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        I jack it up and put a big deep socket between the k frame and the motor mount. Holds it up while you have your hands in there.
         
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          Disconnect the steering column from the steering.box. you may also have to remove the valve covers to give you a little more room. Just went through this last week on a 65 Barracuda.
           
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          Schyrjajew Well-Known Member

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          Jackin up worked. Thanks :) IMG_20191205_143742.jpg
           
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