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shoe
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posted 01-06-2002 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for shoe   Click Here to Email shoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a chance to put a rebuilt 65 390 complete into my 69 mustang. I heard that the existing 2 vertical bolt head design,like the one on this 65 motor won't fit or work .Also they said that I'd be limited on using only 1 brand header if headers are my choice... Actually I'd like to use the existing exhaust manifolds & heads ,with 2 vertical bolt holes, that are on the motor.Will it & the 390 with them on fit? Why do some folks say you need the multi bolt design(more than 2 bolts for each exhaust hole)heads,Bob

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67coupe
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posted 01-06-2002 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the stock log type manifolds wont clear the shock towers unless u do a little modifications to the towers but u can use headers on the two bolt heads and they will fit good luck

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posted 01-07-2002 04:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are no "2" bolt FE exhaust manifolds that will fit into a 67-70 chassis. Headers are your best bet for both fit and performance.

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shoe
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posted 01-07-2002 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for shoe   Click Here to Email shoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody got any good recomendations on a header that has worked for them? Shoe

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-08-2002 08:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Hooker Super Competition headers are nice but expensive. The speed bumps don?t like them though!

You will also need the 67-70 side by side bolt pattern heads on the engine.

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shoe
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posted 01-08-2002 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for shoe   Click Here to Email shoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to keep the 2 bolt vertical heads on my engine. So are there any headers anyone recommends that have worked for them using the 2 vertical bolt hole exhaust port design?, Bob

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 01-08-2002 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "two bolt heads" do not have a boss in the area where you need to drill the side holes. You will need the exhaust manifolds for a '67-'70 390 Mustang or a '66-'69 390 Fairlane/Torino/Comet/Cyclone.
Most people call these 390GT manifolds, but they were used on all 390 applications in these cars.
The top bolts on the two middle ports come real close to the shock towers and it is difficult to install these bolts.

Tracy

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 01-08-2002 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the most common headers will be 428 headers. But look at the above photo. The CJ heads have the holes above the two end ports lower than the other heads. The mounting flanges should have enough material to re-drill these holes. Make sure the headers have 16 holes so they will have the top and bottom holes you need.

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TomP
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posted 01-09-2002 03:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
most any headers to fit the Mustang have both bolt patterns. You can use them with only the up and down pattern. Some bolts will be hard to reach in the lower holes and a couple of the tops are real tight to the towers. You don't need the side bolts and the 65 heads have no material to drill into anyways.

The log manifolds that came off the 65 require butchery to fit the car, don't try to fit them.

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