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    Re: Have Headers? Brake Line Precautions

    I think Ernie's headers are the 1 7/8 which becuase of the diameter of the pipe will get closer. If I remember correctly Chef had a problem with the Brake lines AND the grounds on the driver's side header.

    I have the B&B and I have noticed that the heat sheild touches the header and is getting a bit crispy as well. I installed my own headers and I also noticed that the grounds on the drivers side is a bit tight as well. Anything you can do to get some additional clearance to a header pipe is always a good thing.

    You may not have any problems now but it could be the ticking time bomb. Don't check and you could be stranded on the side of the road.

    I new about this for a while and I haven't crawled underneath the car in a while (I will probably be the boob that gets stranded!).

    Good info Ernie and I will need to do this modification.

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    Re: Have Headers? Brake Line Precautions

    Wrap with heat protection
    what product are you using to protect the lines? where can i purchase ? thx

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    Re: Have Headers? Brake Line Precautions

    Quote Originally Posted by Natedog View Post
    what product are you using to protect the lines? where can i purchase ? thx
    Good question.
    Of all the stuff I ordered, this seemed to work the best:

    1/2" Cool Tube Extremes
    http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...24060&D=324060
    Slit and slide over lines, then close up the slit by rolling one edge around the other.
    (Qty 2, 1 per line)

    5/8" Summit Heat Sleving
    http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...4294845355+115
    Remove stitching and wrap around Cool Tube covered lines
    (Qty 1 x 36")

    Thermo Shield Tape http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
    To bundle the Heat Sleving
    (Qty 1 x 15' Roll)

    To protect wire looms, use varying sizes of above products.

    I still intend to do my starter motor wire, clutch hydralic line and a few other cable harness bundles.
    Naturally, that will take more product than what I listed above.

    It's bit of a pain, but is easier done with the headers off (as in before bolting them on).

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    Re: Have Headers? Brake Line Precautions

    Feels like Deja vu all over again.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...s-you-may.html

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    Re: Have Headers? Brake Line Precautions

    Quote Originally Posted by BBV View Post
    Yes, that alternator wire is getting wrapped next.
    I already changed one of my plastic clamps to a metal clamp (as the plastic clamp came loose already).

    It is BBV's and Chef's threads that got me concerned about heat protection.

    BBV's solution of also wraping the headers, is probably one of the best.
    Even if the headers eventually need replacing after a few years, it's better than burning up brake/clutch/fuel lines and electrical harnesses.

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    Re: Have Headers? Brake Line Precautions

    Ahh, I have the same issue. Just noticed it last night. Did you have to replocate anything or just bend them away from the header?

    Is there an issue with the clutch hydraulic line and the headers?

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    I put heat sleeve on my clutch line. No reason to take chances with overheating the fluid.
    The quick disconnect makes it easy to install the heat sleeve.

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    Re: Have Headers? Brake Line Precautions

    I've got Kooks 1 7/8" and I'm problem free so far... only had em for about 3 months, but I inspect everything periodically. I wrapped anything remotely close with fire tape even the stock shielding got some tape and I also wrapped the headers with DEI titanium for extra protection to the surrounding components... I don't have steering shaft interference either... it's very f'n close, but doesn't rub

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