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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Ford exhaust manifold wanted
|Can anyone identify this exhaust manifold?|
I'm installing the same engine, with the same setback and would love to be able to bolt on a manifold instead of making one.
Any tips appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
|I don't think that this is a stock manifold. Looks to me like someone did a good welding job.|
I have no idea what your clearance will be but Sanderson has about the tightest block huggers out there. Try these links and see what you think.
|260, 289 Mustang, Falcon Ranchero, and some Cyclone Mercury with the 289. Oh yea, I think the early Bronco|
|Wayne, I'm starting to think you're right about somebody welded this one up. That's what I'm ready to do myself. The one in the picture is definitely not from a '60's Mustang of any kind. I've been searching the junkyards for months now and have looked under the hoods of many 289 and 302 powered cars from the 60's and 70's. None of them have anything like this. Even in the tight engine bay of the Mustang 2 Ford exited the exhaust straight out the back and around the bellhousing. A manifold is pretty much the only way for me to go as there just isn't any additional room for traditional headers unless interior legroom is severely sacrificed to make room for them. The other alternative of course, is to just build a custom set from scratch. At least going that route, I can make them exit exactly where I want them to. |
|From what I was told that IS a stock manifold from something. Maybe a boat?? You can tell looking at it, that it has not been modified and cast iron is a royal PITA to TRY and weld.|
|Swap left to right manifold, It's an early Mustang, mid and late MUSTANG HAD DIFFERENT MANIFOLDS. Also Ford vans, flat nose vans with 260 engines used similar manifolds. Guess what? those work great in swaps.|
They could be boat manifolds, but must boat manifolds exit to the front if swaped they exit to the rear.
Hey! I know fords, trust me!!!!!
|heh Yeah if not for the fact that they are cast low flow manifolds I would have possible used something like that for mine.|
|Exhaust headers for 302 MGB's exist. I have several pictures of them, and I played with them at the V8 convention. They go through the fenders just like the RV8 manifolds for Rover motors.|
Very cool stuff!
|Justin, what is the cost on them any idea? do they clear all tires/wheels and the stock brake system?|
Steve Carrick makes them and he had a nice set at the show. I think someone said they were under $500. Here is a bad photo of them. http://rebornco.com/events/V8meet2004/50headers.jpg
|The proto-type headers were on display at the show, the production ones will be much better quality. The price of the 1 1/2" will be $500.00 and the 1 5/8" will be $600.00. I will recieve the first shipment early September (of which half are allready sold).|
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Middleville MI 49333
Thank You, Steve
|I took two pictures of the manifolds. They can be found here:|
I sent you a better picture that I took at the V8 meet in a separate post. I will post them on my AOL webpage later today for the rest of you.
|Thanks Dan, the shape looks liek a cross between my full lengths and the traditional RV8's very nice work!!|
They clear the tires alright at full lock?? and under the brake booster assembly I am guessing from the shape??
I have no other info on them now. Steve Carrick, address above, can answer your questions. Knowing Steve, I would guess that they do clear the tires at full lock.
|I have 225 x 50 x 15 tires on my car, the wheels are Mustang offset 7" wide. The tires clear the headers, atleast on the 1 1/2" style, I have not tried the 1 5/8"|
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