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#933827 - 05/29/12 08:56 PM Edelbrock TES Hardware  
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Where can I get the spacer tubes that came with the headers?

#933961 - 05/31/12 01:53 AM Re: Edelbrock TES Hardware [Re: GNX89]  
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What do you mean spacer tubes? Do you mean the flapper valve piece on the passenger side?


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#934046 - 05/31/12 06:37 PM Re: Edelbrock TES Hardware [Re: baaboo]  
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Those are not the ones I'm talking about. The ones I am looking for are the ones that go on the headers. http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/misc/tech_center/install/6000/68793.pdf

#934148 - 06/01/12 03:22 AM Re: Edelbrock TES Hardware [Re: GNX89]  
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I cut pieces of a long hex nut that were big enough for the bolt to slide through.


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#934155 - 06/01/12 04:42 AM Re: Edelbrock TES Hardware [Re: 85_SS]  
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Couple choices to make a set of spacers.

You could have an 8" piece of 5/8" round stock bored to 13/32" and then cut the pieces to length. This is the phone a friend with a lathe route.

Or you can go the pipe nipple route. 1/4" black pipe measures .540" OD, commonly schedule 40 is sold by run of the mill plumbing fitting outlets. It has a wall thickness of .088" which makes ID .364". You would need to run a 3/8" (.375") drill through for the bolt clearance. The draw back to this method is .080" wall is getting a little thin and the nipple will be seamed pipe and may split at the weld if crushed to hard.

The best choice is visit your local trades plumbing outlet, or the shop that sells hydraulic fitting and ask for a 3/8" Schedule 80 nipple in black pipe. It will be .675 OD, .126" wall, with a .423 ID. Just cut to length.

And as a last choice you opp for one of the above in a stainless nipple for the look.
Bob

#934228 - 06/01/12 06:38 PM Re: Edelbrock TES Hardware [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Thanks guys for the responses is there anything else I should look for this is my only car right now so I would just like to do it in a weekend.


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