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98Cobretti
12-16-2002, 01:06 AM
My friend Rob and I are installing the JBA 1 5/8 headers on his 98 cobra, and we are having some difficulty with a few of the bolts, I was wondering if you guys might have any advice. 1st bolt is on cylinder 4, the top bolt which would be the passenger side on the top at the rear, I can't get a tool on it with the reinforcement bar they have welded in front of it (why did JBA put those two reinforcement bars on that side??). 2nd bolt would be the 7th cylinder, on the drivers side, bottom bolt, the one you have to put on first on that side because of the cut in the flange and very little space....we also cannot get a tool on that bolt....we have tried everything we could think of....spent 12 hours and its not back together yet. Do I need some kind of specialty tools for those? We have tried sockets, combo wrenches, crows feet, monkey spit, etc.... Thanks for any help you can give

Ryan

smashedheadcat
12-16-2002, 05:01 PM
You should be able to put the header bolts completely in by hand. From there, you'll just have to work with a wrench. I couldn't use a socket on the majority of my header bolts, and I had my motor almost completely removed. I used a crow's foot on one of the passenger side bolts, but that was it.

98Cobretti
12-18-2002, 09:54 PM
Finally got the headers done, I had to cut a wrench in half and grind the head a little to make it work! check it out. JBA installation tool:

smashedheadcat
12-19-2002, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by 98Cobretti
Finally got the headers done, I had to cut a wrench in half and grind the head a little to make it work! check it out. JBA installation tool:

NICE!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

98Cobretti
12-19-2002, 08:16 PM
Hey whatever it takes, right? :)

Kincaid
12-21-2002, 07:32 PM
This thread made me chuckle when i saw the photo....was nice thinking though...I ran into the same problem but got around it by using a rollerblade/inline skate wrench, which is about 3 1/2 inches long, to do the dirty work.