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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:



I went round & round with a guy at Hedman, he insisted that a 72 Ranchero was the same as the 70-71 Torino and their 72+ Torino hedders wouldn't work on a 72 Ranchero. they'd work on a 73 Ranchero but not a 72 at some point long ago they probably got bad info as to the production model year of a car they used to develop the hedders. dude threw out some of the Elliot's names that they got the chassis from to use


Just like Dearborn Classics telling me many years ago that they don't have any parts for a Ford Elite? 
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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:



any reason FPA shorties won't work?

 
Check Papadeaths project thread for the fitment issues with the FPA shorties....
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Also the fpa's aren't equal length. 

The hookers are equal length.

Equal length is a huge plus in my book
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TV 2M8O Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-January-2014 at 10:21AM
Originally posted by Billy C Billy C wrote:

Equal length is a huge plus in my book
 
I don't think equal length will work with shorties.... ??? Ermm
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hmm. it would be tricky on the driver's side. I think would take some clever design and time to mock things up a bunch but it could probably happen. That damn power steering box is just right in the freakin' way. 

People just aren't supporting our platform.... yet.


C'mon guys, your telling me we can't design something like this for a BB torino...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Billy C Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-January-2014 at 3:50PM
how many people are going to do a quick A-B picture comparison with the FPAs right now??? LOL

Don't bother, it's depressing.

Na, but for real, the FPAs aren't too bad. It is great we are slowly having more folks support our platform


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-January-2014 at 5:25PM
I'd think a tight tri-y would be easier to fit into a small space than a 4-1?

instead of 1 large pipe in the worst spot there'd be 2 smaller pipes

and you'd gain better firing order balance too

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Well I contacted the firm I was talking to about the 460 shortie headers (Crites) and Charles said due to the amount of development work required to do a shortie 429/460 header and the limited number of sets he would sell, he would not be able to help us out. One thing that I did which probably was the nail in the coffin was to supply him a couple pics of the FPA shorties! Cry
Charles said after studying those FPA pics versus Crites' long tube headers that it really wasn't that much less of a run. As we discussed the reasoning behind the need for a shortie style and I mentioned the ease of install without having to jack up the engine, Charles said their headers were multi-piece with a bolt on collector so they could be installed without engine removal. I wasn't aware of that and explained why they used individual exhaust port flanges rather than the conventional one piece flange. He also mentioned his headers (2" pipe w/3 1/2" collector) would work with either the OEM or Crites engine mounts and were offered for stock or CJ exhaust ports. Thumbs Up
 
 
So now I must decide between the factory 460 exhaust manifolds or a set of Crites 460 long tube headers... LOL, I'm going with Crites! I think I'll call him back and see if stainless steel is an option.
 
Sorry for getting everyones hopes up and for those already running the Crites 460 headers... how easy were they to install and how well does the tube into collect area seal?
 
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Spoke with Charles again yesterday and for now their headers are only available in plain steel. Perhaps in the future they will also offer them in stainless....
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