Originally Posted by jas24zzk
does the sprint actually have extractors....every V8 E series i have seen has had Headers (VERY similar to extractors), and have never seen one with cast manifolds.
Even on un-molested cars....have been repairing them since release.
One thing i do know about sprints is that the rear supsension geometry is different to other falcons.....having repaired one on the bench and finding the measurements were wrong.
There is a good article in Australian Muscle Car Issue 10 regarding the sprints and what made them special. From what I have read the sprints did have a nice set of pipes, weather you call them extractors or headers is unimportant, as your comment that you have never seen them with cast iron manifolds is correct.
With regards to rear geometry....."each sprint had its rear axle top arm mounting points re-drilled and new arms fitted at Tickford along with GT springs, dampers and nolathane control and anti-roll bushes."
So they were different. Thanks for your input.
Did you ever get to drive one after you repaired it?