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stock69
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posted 12-10-2002 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stock69   Click Here to Email stock69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have a 69 coupe with a stock motor. i plaan on putting an h pipe with turbo mufflers. my question is what kind of headers should i put on i i am going to keep the intake stock for a while. i heard long tubes require moving steering components around. and are shorties really as bad as people say. thanks

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Mpcoluv
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posted 12-10-2002 06:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stock69:
i have a 69 coupe with a stock motor. i plaan on putting an h pipe with turbo mufflers. my question is what kind of headers should i put on i i am going to keep the intake stock for a while. i heard long tubes require moving steering components around. and are shorties really as bad as people say. thanks

First of all, what engine do you have?

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stock69
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posted 12-10-2002 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stock69   Click Here to Email stock69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
that would help wouldn't it

a 302

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Mpcoluv
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posted 12-10-2002 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stock69:
that would help wouldn't it

a 302


Everybody makes headers for your combo.
Headman makes a "Semi-Shorty" that seems OK.
People seem to like Ford powertrain's headers www.fordpowertrain.com
Long tubes will make the most torque and power but sometimes hurt ground clearence.
Hooker and Hedman are good bets also.
I used a cheap set of Cyclone headers years ago and thought they were great.

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Hell_Fish
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posted 12-10-2002 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your engine is staying stock (mostly stock) you will see benefits from any header. Stock 69, got any pics of your car? Not many of us 69 coupe owners around.

Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy"
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stock69
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posted 12-10-2002 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stock69   Click Here to Email stock69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sorry no picks yet. ive been pretty lazy about it. as for the headers. i do plan on upgrading to a new intake and carb, around 500-525cfm when i can aford it. i am young and in the military so money is hard to come by when you have a family. who knows when i can get it. my main concern was if i get long tubes will the power stering components get in the way. also if that is too much exhaust for a stock intake. i dont want to burn up my valves. thanks

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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 12-10-2002 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it were me, I'd save the money up and do all the mods at once (cam, intake, carb, headwork, exhaust, etc.). Put on a muffler that works for you for $50 and enjoy it for now.

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dark7068
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posted 12-10-2002 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you can always get dual exhaust made up for the stock manifolds, and then when you piece together the intake/carb/headers, spend a day putting them on all together, and hook up the headers to the exhaust.

Rick

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Hell_Fish
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posted 12-11-2002 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it was me... I would find the headers that will work(sorry, can't answer the Q about the long tubes)and install them and have the exhaust done. I'm using stock manifolds with dual exhaust right now. I've changed heads, intake, and carb. The 600 cfm works nice.

I find it hard to save up and buy a bunch of part and sit on them till you have everything. Do it one piece at a time and see what piece make the greatest differences.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 12-11-2002 03:37 PM     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 only problem with the PS is that you have to get a $15 bracket that drops the piston down an inch or two.

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