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johnny 4-speed
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From: Larkspur, Ca. USA
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posted 03-08-2005 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnny 4-speed   Click Here to Email johnny 4-speed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does any one offer headers for my little Fairlane? I currently run a 289 with Hooker super competition headers(1 5/8" primaries) and I have been very happy with their quality. However, I will soon be increasing my engine's displacement/practical RPM range and would like to know if anyone knows of a quality manufacturer with 1 3/4" or 1 7/8" primaries. So far, I haven't turned anything up. JD

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sprtcpe63
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posted 03-08-2005 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprtcpe63   Click Here to Email sprtcpe63     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think crites makes some 1 3/4 ones
www.critesrestoration.com

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johnny 4-speed
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posted 03-09-2005 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnny 4-speed   Click Here to Email johnny 4-speed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good times! SportCoupe! I spoke to Mr.Crites about 6 months ago, he said they would have some out this year, but I did't expect them to be done yet. Thanks for the tip! I wonder what kind of quality they are. So far everything I've purchased from them has been terrible. I mean terrible. For $325 uncoated, they better be nice. I noticed the primaries don't share an exhaust flange. But, they're the only game in town JD

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capri man
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posted 03-09-2005 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i used a set from a 65 mustang on my 65. it took a little dimpling but they worked!!

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johnny 4-speed
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posted 03-09-2005 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnny 4-speed   Click Here to Email johnny 4-speed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
65 stangy, eh? I bet the engine compartment dimensions are pretty similar. I would be concerned about the clutch "Z-bar"(equalizer bar?) clearing the primaries it goes between. I bet there's a ton of choices for 65 Moostangs! JD
PS. Capri Man, I thought I saw a 65 fairlane behind you in one of your mug shots! I'd like to know more about your set-up! Not too many people running 65 lanes at the track.

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capri man
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posted 03-09-2005 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it was just an old fairlane that i picked up. i put on a set of headers , a 4bbl, and a mini spool in it and raced it. oh and a set of $20 traction bars. ran 10.50s 1/8th pretty consistantly. i just left it at the track week after week and carried the battery home and charged it about every three weeks!! had a lot more fun amd won more $$ with it than i do with my 7.3x capri now!! LOL

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81 capri-302-7.25 @93mph 1/8
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65frlane
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posted 03-17-2005 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65frlane   Click Here to Email 65frlane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you have any problems putting the Hookers on the 289? I have a 65 with a 302 and I'm looking to install a set. Any info would be great. Thanks. Are your Hookers gonna be for sale?....Geoff

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johnny 4-speed
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posted 03-18-2005 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnny 4-speed   Click Here to Email johnny 4-speed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not too bad, really. I replaced the stock manifolds in a parking lot w./ a couple of jack stands. I pulled the driveshaft, dropped the trany @ the X-member, I think I also loosened up the motor mounts. If I remember right, they both went in from the top(even though directions stated otherwise). I did dimple one of the the driver's side primaries, but that was mostly due to my haste. They cleared the stock bellhousing just fine. The strange thing about the headers was the angle of the driver's side collector. It does not run straight back, it kinda points inward, towards the driveshaft. I recommend having your headers coated, I know it's expensive, but you'll be glad you did it down the road(I wish I had )
The best part of putting those headers on was the 70+ mile trip w./ open headers to the exhaust shop! My wife followed me watching the occasional flame shoot out of my collectors! She thought I was gonna blow up! Good luck! JD
PS Don't think I'm gonna sell them yet, if I do I'll let you know. Rock on 65frlane!

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