Thinking about painting mine black. Is this hard to do? Just need a new gasket when putting the headers back on? Zero experience with doing this. Thanks
No, not hard to do. The header takes a little bit of wriggling to get in place, as some angles don't help. You do need to undo a couple of mounting bolts for the radiator so you can swing it out of the way - no need to remove any pipes or break the coolant seal, just let it swing a bit.
Yes, good idea to have some gaskets on hand for the refit, but mine went back on without leaks using the old ones.
You're welcome - another little thing about the radiator mounting - there's a couple of small bolts, then you shuffle it sideways a bit, left maybe, because it's not bolted on that side, but sits on a kind of peg, so you have to wriggle it off. No big deal, but it's not obvious till you get there.