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arbs_53
05-30-2005, 10:27 PM
I just installed a set of Falcon S.S. 3-2-1 headers onto my TR250 today and there is one nut that goes underneath that holds the back end of the front half of these headers and the intake manifold to the head that is a royal pain to get to...For one thing, there is an extremely small gap among the pipes in order to see what I'm doing; the head stud is so close to the pipe that I can't fit a socket on it, there is barely enough room to get an open end wrench on it. I've gotten it to the point were it seems tight but I can't be 100% sure as the flats of the nut are in such a position that I can't get the wrench on them anymore. I'm sure there must be someone out there who has installed these on a TR250, or an earlier TR6 that uses the same style intake, who has encountered this same problem. What I need to know: what magic tool did you use to tighten that sucker? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

05-30-2005, 10:40 PM
Dave, I recently installed the Falcon headers on my TR6 (same basic head as your 250) and resorted to grinding some of the corners off that offending nut and using a good quality star washer to allow the nut to suck up more onto the stud. I used a "crow's foot" spanner and was able to torque down the nut satisfactorily.

Bill

Webb Sledge
05-30-2005, 11:01 PM
Dave, I put headers on my car, and they are a popular upgrade for cars we fix and restore at the shop, and grinding MUST be done to get them on. Like Bill said, you can use a crow's foot wrench to tighten it up, or just grind a little more off to get a socket on it. Either one will work.