Blown tranny now. Honestly, what next?

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I run Doug's Headers. 2" primaries. My bell housing also does not fit between them. So I have to slide the tranny back, then lower, then back, and so on until I get to the widest part of the header, then rotate the tranny about 30 degrees, and down she comes. I'll post a pic when I get mine installed, hopefully before 2025.
 

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Headers aren't worth the aggravation for a street car.
Gonna disagree, and explain. I think it depends on engine. Examples:.....
67 barracuda, with a 273-no headers
67 barracuda, with a 360 swap-toss up.
67 barracuda, with 408 swap-gonna get headers
67 barracuda, with a big block swap-gonna get headers
70 rr, stock 383-manifolds are pretty good, no headers
62-65 b-body, slant six/440 swap-gonna get headers.
Duster/dart 512. You really gonna run manifolds?
 

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What alternative do we have?
Something in between manifolds and headers?
Are these block huggers something to consider? Better performance over manifold but not such space consuming as a header?
 

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I admire your tenacity. Good for you. Keep working at it and you’ll get ahead of it, and you’ll be better for it.
 

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Headers aren't worth the aggravation for a street car.
Pffft!

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Mine are fine. They don't burn gaskets and once you know how to work with and around them, they are more than worth the effort.
 

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I run Doug's Headers. 2" primaries. My bell housing also does not fit between them. So I have to slide the tranny back, then lower, then back, and so on until I get to the widest part of the header, then rotate the tranny about 30 degrees, and down she comes. I'll post a pic when I get mine installed, hopefully before 2025.
That is odd. My TTI headers cleared my manual bell just fine.

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If you look on my headers on the picture, there is 1 tube on each side that seems to sit more towards the center of the car compared to yours. (mine are 1-7/8")
Especially the most inner tube on the passenger side is what reduces the width to lower the transmission.
Seems strange, different size primary and they run completely different already looking at yours.
 

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The TTI 1 7/8 and their 2" pipes should theoretically be the same aside from the pipe diameter but they are quite different. I don't understand why.
My 2" pipes clear the Fast Ratio steering arms while the 1 7/8" pipes do not.
I only ordered these because they were out of stock on the 1 7/8" pipes when I was ready to buy. I've believed that header pipe diameter should be close to the exhaust valve diameter.
 

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The TTI 1 7/8 and their 2" pipes should theoretically be the same aside from the pipe diameter but they are quite different. I don't understand why.
My 2" pipes clear the Fast Ratio steering arms while the 1 7/8" pipes do not.
I only ordered these because they were out of stock on the 1 7/8" pipes when I was ready to buy. I've believed that header pipe diameter should be close to the exhaust valve diameter.

It is what it is, initially I never thought about the fact it will fit through or not.
When the transmission was loose and balancing on the hydraulic jack I realized it's not coming out straight so I turned it on it's side and down she went.

Exhaust valve is 1.74" (stock) and the 1-7/8" tube is 1.875" so its very close.
The valve will be the restrictor in this case anyhow.
 

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So just a quick update. Picked up the new starter on Saturday, and by Sunday had the starter and transmission back in. Got everything hooked backed up. Fired it up. Much better torque on start up from this starter. Ran up to temp in neutral, and was a little concerned when the tires starter turning forward in neutral, but later read that's normal. After getting up to 180F, topped up the transmission. Ended up taking about 8 or 9 quarts I believe. No leaks. Then I finally got it off the jack stands, and put it in D, and the car pulled forward out of the garage, put it in R, and the car back up in to the garage. I know this sounds simple, but with the old tranny, simply being in D or R wouldn't move the car. Especially in R, I had to really get on it. People thought I had a 4 speed. Now I just have to get it to the shop that rebuilt it and let them check everything over. Who knows, I might even get to drive it a few weekends before the snow flies.
 
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