Once the headers were bolted up to the cylinder head it became apparent that the exhaust pipe for the number 1 cylinder was rubbing up against the lower front left side engine bay brace. Rather than remove that brace, it was believed that the brace could be cut and repositioned. The first experimental attempt is seen in the photo above.
This was followed by additional grinding, cutting and re-welding which….
…..finally yielded sufficient clearance.
This task took an hour.