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    http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/headers2.htm

    This is for Mike and fredfordguy, this is the company we were talking about that I heard many people rave about how well the headers fit.
    '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
    My Mach's restoration progress
    My Sprint's restoration progress
    ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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    Thank you Steve, I'll contact them. Question Steve, would you be interested in trading your polished wiper arms for a set of the original satin finished ones??? The pair on our car is in great shape...
    1970 Mach 1, my wife's first car purchased for $1800 in 1977. .30 over 351 Cleveland 4V FMX tranny. Best ET with 3:00 to 1 gears 13.9 @ 102 mph

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info Steve, that was the company I was thinking of but could not come up with their name.
      Mike & Robin Grentus
      69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
      08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
      00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
      99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
      14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
      M&M Member #- 890
      MCA #- 4549
      My 69 Coupe build album
      http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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      • #4
        Yes, me too. That’s the old CRS we have. GREAT spending time with you guys.
        '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
        My Mach's restoration progress
        My Sprint's restoration progress
        ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fredfordguy View Post
          Thank you Steve, I'll contact them. Question Steve, would you be interested in trading your polished wiper arms for a set of the original satin finished ones??? The pair on our car is in great shape...
          Yeah, I probably would. I’m really paranoid about removing them though, in regards to the surrounding paint. I even bought the special tool from NPD for that purpose and planned to do it some day. The tool still looks like a torture device to me.
          '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
          My Mach's restoration progress
          My Sprint's restoration progress
          ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post

            Yeah, I probably would. I’m really paranoid about removing them though, in regards to the surrounding paint. I even bought the special tool from NPD for that purpose and planned to do it some day. The tool still looks like a torture device to me.
            Same here, a very dicey area subject to a nasty slip. If ya get yours off ok, let me know and I will do the same....again, nice meeting you and pam, should do it again, this time Sylvia will come along...
            1970 Mach 1, my wife's first car purchased for $1800 in 1977. .30 over 351 Cleveland 4V FMX tranny. Best ET with 3:00 to 1 gears 13.9 @ 102 mph

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            • #7
              Sounds great, it was nice meeting you too.

              Ever since we put the car together I regretted not replacing the wiper transmission because the right arm has a little slop, and I plan to do it some day. When I do I’ll let you know and see if you still want to do the swap. I still have the original wiper arms but if I don’t have to restore them I won’t be heart broken.
              '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
              My Mach's restoration progress
              My Sprint's restoration progress
              ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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              • #8
                I have known Stan at Ford Powertrain Applications for over 30 years, and his headers are of very high quality. He offers numerous applications that nobody else does (55-57 Thunderbird, Boss 429 Mustang, early & mid 60s TBirds etc), and seems to be the only header company that realizes that Ford FE engines came with 2 different exhaust port heights, and 3 different exh. bolt patterns, and he has flanges on hand for all of them! Same with 2&4 barrel 351C heads, most header companies have 351C headers that have a "in between" exh port size, a bit smaller than the 4V, but bigger than the 2v. I have a pair of the FPA headers on my 59 2 door sedan that he offers, that are specificlly designed to fit a 57 thru 59 Ford full sized car with a FE engine. Since my engine is a 428 Cobra Jet, I ordered the headers with the 16 bolt CJ exhaust pattern on the nice, thick flanges. They fit great, and unlike the 2 other choices for this combination, do not require modifying the transmission crossmember, to allow the exhaust pipes to clear. Very happy with my FPA headers, they fit great, do not hang down low at all, I can even remove the large factory starter motor with no interferance from the headers. They are not cheap, and usually have a couple of week waiting period, since they are built to spec, but well worth, IMO.
                1978 Fairmont 428CJ 4 speed 9.972@132.54.mph[/ 1.29 60 foot.
                1985 Mustang NHRA Stock eliminator 302 4 speed M/S 12.31@106.99 mph, with 331 bracket engine: 10.29@128.71 1.37 50 foot
                1959 Ford Meteor 2 dr sedan 332 FE auto (finally under construction witha 428CJ and 4 speed.)
                1974 F350 ramp truck 390 4 speed (gone buy not forgotten)
                2010 Ranger PU 2.3L 5 speed
                1999 F350 dually, V10 5 speed

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                • #9
                  Good to know. If I remember right, you’re one of the guys I heard before that mentioned that these guys make great headers. Can I ask how much they charged you for them?
                  '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
                  My Mach's restoration progress
                  My Sprint's restoration progress
                  ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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                  • #10
                    Steve, when I was shopping for headers IIRC they were about $700.00+ for them.
                    Mike & Robin Grentus
                    69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
                    08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
                    00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
                    99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
                    14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
                    M&M Member #- 890
                    MCA #- 4549
                    My 69 Coupe build album
                    http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mike65 View Post
                      Steve, when I was shopping for headers IIRC they were about $700.00+ for them.
                      That sounds about comparable to the Hookers, I think.

                      I just looked and their ceramic coated Super Comps are almost $900 on Summit and the only person that rated them gave them two stars and sent them back:

                      https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hok-6210-1hkr
                      '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
                      My Mach's restoration progress
                      My Sprint's restoration progress
                      ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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