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68stang351
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From: Savoy TX, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 03-25-2002 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
okay, I'm very very close to getting the windsor into my car. Some of you may remember that i was putting a 351W EFI into my 68, but i have decided to go carbed cuz i'm impatient and its cheaper that way. I'm looking to having it in within the next two months. What my question is, is should i go with shorties, or full length headers? They are both headmans, and both are the same price. I was wondering what you thought would be the easiest on maintenance and install. I'm thinking the shorties will be easier to install, but what about maintenance? Keep in mind the it will probably be cramped under there. Oh, also, does anyone know of 69 351W headers of being able to fit in the bay of a 68 with a 351, cuz a guy has a pair he will sell me dirt cheap, he says they will fit, but i'm not sure about it.

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ccode67
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posted 03-25-2002 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just finished the 351W install in my 67 coupe, I used headers from Ford Powertrain Applications, if you are running a 4 speed with z-bar linkage I highly recommend their headers, very easy install and plenty of clearance.
www.fordpowertrain.com

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Stuart MCA #48902
M&M #1091
67 stang 5 speed, 351W, Edelbrock Performer RPM package
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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68stang351
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From: Savoy TX, USA
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posted 03-25-2002 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'm using a T5 5 speed.

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ccode67
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posted 03-25-2002 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me too, are you using a cable or the Z-bar?
If it is the Z-bar I recommend the FPA headers. You do have to use the 69 351W Z-bar with their headers but they fit perfect and damn near installed themselves it was so easy.

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Stuart MCA #48902
M&M #1091
67 stang 5 speed, 351W, Edelbrock Performer RPM package
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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68stang351
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posted 03-25-2002 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'm using a hydraulic system. its a 93 block so there's nowhere for a zbar, but i've been told you could make it work, but i arleady paid 400$ for the hydraulic system so i'm going to use it.

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ccode67
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posted 03-25-2002 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These headers will work with the hydralic setup, by the way, how do you like that set up, I've heard good and bad about them.

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 03-25-2002 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you want to make the most power, the Hooker #6208 1 3/4" 351W swap headers are the top choice. They are made to even fit in a 65-66, so should fit great with the extra room of a 67's engine bay.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
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http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
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