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You’ll also need to unbolt the exhaust manifolds or headers--on some engines this will be necessary just to get to the lower head bolts. Here, six bolts were accessible with a 3/8-drive ratchet and socket. The two that are close to the shock towers can be accessed with a combination wrench. While circumstances vary on every car, we were able to get the driver-side head off this Fairlane without removing the exhaust manifold from the exhaust pipe.