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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-02-2009, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fox Header Question?

ops: Is it okay to take the wish bone brace out to fit the headers on the car. Also do you guys drop the motor and trans together and if so how do you change it later without pulling the motor. (C6 by the way not a PG) Do you set the motor and trans in place and drill holes in the fire wall so you can pull the bolts? Pics and info would be great ! Thanks!
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What is the wish bone brace?Install the engine and transmission together you'll thank yourself later.I took my C-4 out last year and if i have to do it again it would be easier to pull motor and trans together.

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It fits under the stock K-member and bolts to the lower a-arm area. when I took this brace out the headers fit on the driver side. The brace has 2 bolts in center of the k-member and one bolt on each a-arm box. I gave it this name because I don't know what it is :shock: .
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You mean the sway bar? Does it also mounts to the frame in the engine compartment?

If so you can take the sway bar out, but it will not be as stable when you steer it. I consider it risky to remove one, but lots of people do for drag cars.
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i removed mine a long time ago.. they were in my way with a SB. let alone a BB

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My 78 Fairmont had the brace but if I'm not mistaken Ford left it off the later Fox bodied cars. I removed it from mine too. Ken.

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I took the sway bar and the other brace ( i call the wish bone) off of my 80 coupe . I think it will be fine and so I pulled the torch out and cut a little more off and out of the K-Meamber :shock: . Headers fit fine now I am fitting the trans mount sould have it all finished tomorrow. I just hope the pan will fit better than all the rest .
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