I had to bend mine on my 5.0, it was for a low hooded car like a Mustang and it pointed toward the front. I gently straightened it by hand, it felt like copper it bent so easily! Mine is a slip in, goes in a hole cast in the side of the block. Now I have got to build a bracket to keep it in place, it originally bolted to a manifold stud, but after bending, the bracket is on top of the Explorer manifold. I'm thinking I'll build a clamp type bracket that will clamp around the tube and bolt to a different manifold stud.