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    Posted: 03-August-2014 at 7:46AM
When I got to the dealership Saturday, my 460 headers from Crites Restoration Products had arrived! I pulled them from the box to check them out and then I did a quick assembly on my 460 mounted on the engine stand to see how easily they go together.... I did have to ream the front mounting slot a bit deeper on cylinder #7 but that was the only snafu putting them together. 2" primary with 3 1/2" collectors... can't wait to hear these muthas rumble!!!
 
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The true test however will be installing them with everything in place (ps steering box, transmission, etc). They are guaranteed to fit, so time will tell.



Edited by TV 2M8O - 03-August-2014 at 12:13PM
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Sweeeeet!!!
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wow those headers are bigger than your engine! 2" primary tubes? they outta flow! (geez joe, are planning on putting a 671 blower on there???
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Originally posted by TV 2M8O TV 2M8O wrote:

When I got to the dealership Saturday, my 460 headers from Crites Restoration Products had arrived! I pulled them from the box to check them out and then I did a quick assembly on my 460 mounted on the engine stand to see how easily they go together.... I did have to ream the front mounting slot a bit deeper on cylinder #7 but that was the only snafu putting them together. 2" primary with 3 1/2" collectors... can't wait to hear these muthas rumble!!!

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 


The true test however will be installing them with everything in place (ps steering box, transmission, etc). They are guaranteed to fit, so time will tell.

Keep us updated and don't leave out all the dirty words LOL. Do these headers require the Crites engine mounts? I have heard conflicting reports of yes and no. Hopefully they are guaranteed to fit your vehicle, not just the engine Embarrassed. Good luck with the install, they "look" to be easier to install due to them being in separate pieces. They look impressive in the pics. Once you get them test fitted, are you planning to get them coated(Nitroplate, maybe)?
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Crites says they work with the OEM mounts as well as their own...
 
I'll post more as it happens! Thumbs Up


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Look sharp...some big headers. Looks like you have to weld the collector to the tubes.
I would assume you do this once the motor is in place. Or do you just do all this before installing the motor?
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Scott,
 
No, they are slip fit collectors that you bolt to the tubes once assembled. Double click on the second photo to enlarge the photo large enough to examine all the details....


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Any updates? Smile
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I am concerned about the side that would passenger. Looks like the header comes way out and then in at an angle. Hope you will be able to adjust that out. My hookers hug the engine tight and go up to the reliefs on the trans cross member straight. Worried you will have interference issues with the upper control arm and frame on that side.
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Guys, I'm still a ways off before being able to mock up the motor/chassis/suspension/AC box/transmission/crossmember assembly to check for interferences, but I hope Crites did their homework meticulously!!
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Is yours column or floor shift?
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Originally posted by 1974xr7 1974xr7 wrote:

Is yours column or floor shift?
 
Floor shift...
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Not sure if this is common knowledge or not BUT I just got off the phone with Mrs. Crites because Mr. Crites was out running errands.  Their headers for 74 to 76 Ford Gran Torino's with a 460 WILL NOT fit column shift cars.
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  I really don't see why the column application would be an issue(but definitely go by what Crites recommends, they built'em), the shift cable is pretty much out of the way compared to a floor shift application. Anything can be modified, with the right tools/knowledge. I would rather look at Hooker's 6126's that "knowing" you would have to re-engineer a set of new headers. Headers sometimes require tweaking, grinding or trimming a part or two on the vehicle to clearance everything, that is one thing, doing "fit manipulation" on an expensive set of headers is quite another deal. Hopefully Crites gives details on why a column shift application won't work with their headers.   
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Guys,
 
The headers are installed (mock up) and they fit beautifully with OEM mounts! See my project thread (http://forum.grantorinosport.org/project-tv-2m8o_topic7279_page24.html) about 3/4 of the way down and follow along. They clear the AC Evaporator housing on the firewall as well as power steering hoses and steering box... the pitman arm just does touch the tube so I plan on adding a well placed dimple just in case the power assist pushes it a bit more that direction before sending them out for powder coating.
 
It's pretty congested at the base of the steering column with all the tubes snaking their way thru there, so I can understand why Crites does not recommended them for column shift applications!
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So Mrs. Crites was correct about column shift carsBig smile
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The other reason they don't recommend them for column shift cars is that they may melt the shifter cable.
 
Fixed it. typed too fast. left out the "f" in "Shift" Couldn't figure out why there was an asterisk in the middle of the word. Embarrassed


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Here are a few pics with the V-band flanges welded to the collectors prior to going out for ceramic coating...........
 
 
 
 


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The first of May, I picked up my headers from Kustom Koatings LLC who applied a ceramic coating (titanium color) to them and they really look great!
 
 
 
 


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The first of August, I installed the engine mounts onto the block and then set about dry fitting the MT valve covers (still trying to figure out how to spread them to fit correctly), Holley carb and spacer, oil filter and the Crites headers prior to final install in the car.
 
 


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