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Journeyman

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posted 04-09-2002 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am planning on putting a 351W into a fox body and wonder if there is enough clearance to use the Edelbrock Victor 5.8 manifold #3887. I can't cut a hole in the hood.
I don't know how tall the manifold is and Edelbrock doesn't publish the size on their website.

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posted 04-09-2002 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not from personal experience but I can tell you from talking to others that have done the swap, even with the stock manifold you have to have a cowl hood with at least 1 1/2" rise.

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posted 04-10-2002 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SCOOP IT,I think the cowl hood look real cool on the fox body cars.


SCOOP

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posted 04-11-2002 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the input. If there is only a two inch interference with the stock EFI manifold, I think it will fit. I am sure the Ebelbrock is shorter.

With a TIG welder and a plasma cutter I know it will fit.

I can't scoop it, I want to race in a class that does not allow them.

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posted 04-11-2002 01:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lol, yeah, you can make anything fit with a welder and a cutter .

HPM makes solid drop motor mounts that lower the engine by 3/4" which would help some ( http://www.hpmotorsport.com/vortech.htm ).

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posted 04-17-2002 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is lower than the EFI intake and will fit with a low profile drop type air cleaner.

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posted 04-19-2002 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The guy I sold my Trickflow 351W R upper/lower to had a GT40 lower/cobra upper in his 351W 92GT, he had a cowl on it (not sure what size, not real big though), and it still barely made contact. You'll probably need a new hood.

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posted 04-19-2002 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Edelbrock tells me that the 3887 manifold is 11 5/8" tall from the end seal surface to the tallest part of the manifold. Does anyone know how tall a Ford 5.8 EFI manifold is?

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posted 04-20-2002 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're talking about the FRPP gt40/cobra for the 351W, give me a few days and I can probably find out.

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posted 04-20-2002 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
68stang351
I am patiently waiting. Thank you.

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posted 04-23-2002 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
JC, sorry for the wait. The GT40/cobra upper/lower combo is 11 1/2" to 11 9/16" tall. It is slightly over 11 1/2". This is from the bottom of the GT40 lower to the top of the cobra upper.

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posted 04-24-2002 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim

Thank You

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posted 04-24-2002 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
no thanks for me? j/k, I'm dusty BTW

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posted 04-24-2002 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OOps

Thanks Dusty

I need to read more slloooowwwllyy.

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