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Old 04-12-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Laurie S.
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Suggestions for Header Change?

I'm tired of scraping the collectors on every speed bump and driveway, not
to mention the trailer floor trim they pulled up, so I'm swapping out the
Hooker SuperComps on my fastback for something that hugs the chassis better.
I'm hearing good things about FPA headers. Any other suggestions for my
390?

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Old 04-13-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Suggestions for Header Change?

"Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
news:425c4203$0$25886$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
> I'm tired of scraping the collectors on every speed bump and driveway, not
> to mention the trailer floor trim they pulled up, so I'm swapping out the
> Hooker SuperComps on my fastback for something that hugs the chassis
> better. I'm hearing good things about FPA headers. Any other suggestions
> for my 390?
>
> --
> Laurie S.
> Thunder Snake #7
>



Helloo????? Any snakes out there?????

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Old 04-13-2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Suggestions for Header Change?

Laurie S. wrote:
> "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
> news:425c4203$0$25886$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
>> I'm tired of scraping the collectors on every speed bump and
>> driveway, not to mention the trailer floor trim they pulled up, so
>> I'm swapping out the Hooker SuperComps on my fastback for something
>> that hugs the chassis better. I'm hearing good things about FPA
>> headers. Any other suggestions for my 390?

>
> Helloo????? Any snakes out there?????


Yep, but the ones with GOOD ideas are staying quiet. Here's my
recommendation:
http://tinyurl.com/4fvyc
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Suggestions for Header Change?

"Nosey" <kfrei43@removethis.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Laurie S. wrote:
>> "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
>> news:425c4203$0$25886$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
>>> I'm tired of scraping the collectors on every speed bump and
>>> driveway, not to mention the trailer floor trim they pulled up, so
>>> I'm swapping out the Hooker SuperComps on my fastback for something
>>> that hugs the chassis better. I'm hearing good things about FPA
>>> headers. Any other suggestions for my 390?

>>
>> Helloo????? Any snakes out there?????

>
> Yep, but the ones with GOOD ideas are staying quiet. Here's my
> recommendation:
> http://tinyurl.com/4fvyc
> --
> Ken
> ThunderSnake #51
>
>



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Old 04-13-2005, 14:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Suggestions for Header Change?

If time and money were no object, my choice would be www.headersbyed.com
..... But - Ed has stopped taking orders for complete headers for a while,
and his headers (albeit custom built for the application, and very nice)
will run around $1500 with ceramic.....
Ed also sells parts to build headers, and will spec out tube size, etc, etc.
for ya, but talk about a MAJOR PITA!!!!! (and I've built 3 sets from his
stuff...)
I would look at Hedman first - I have an aincent set on my truck, and they
fit very well. Dunno about FPA - got a link?
"Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
news:425c4203$0$25886$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
> I'm tired of scraping the collectors on every speed bump and driveway, not
> to mention the trailer floor trim they pulled up, so I'm swapping out the
> Hooker SuperComps on my fastback for something that hugs the chassis

better.
> I'm hearing good things about FPA headers. Any other suggestions for my
> 390?
>
> --
> Laurie S.
> Thunder Snake #7
>
>



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Old 04-13-2005, 15:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Suggestions for Header Change?

In article <425d6284$0$25887$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net>, Laurie S.
<aztlan@theriver.com> wrote:

> "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
> news:425c4203$0$25886$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
> > I'm tired of scraping the collectors on every speed bump and driveway, not
> > to mention the trailer floor trim they pulled up, so I'm swapping out the
> > Hooker SuperComps on my fastback for something that hugs the chassis
> > better. I'm hearing good things about FPA headers. Any other suggestions
> > for my 390?
> >
> > --
> > Laurie S.
> > Thunder Snake #7
> >

>
>
> Helloo????? Any snakes out there?????


It seems from the talk in the FE forum that FPA's are the way to go
for ground clearance. Hedman, as mentioned already, does make them, but
I'm unsure of the clearance. Most of the old-time designs were for
stock height cars. Are your Hookers bashed real bad?

CobraJet
>
> --------------
> Laurie S.
> Thunder Snake #7
>
>


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Old 04-13-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Suggestions for Header Change?

"John&Michelle" <jcreed@metrocast.net> wrote in message
news:sYCdnU0507gSGcDfRVn-vA@metrocastcablevision.com...
> If time and money were no object, my choice would be www.headersbyed.com
> .... But - Ed has stopped taking orders for complete headers for a while,
> and his headers (albeit custom built for the application, and very nice)
> will run around $1500 with ceramic.....
> Ed also sells parts to build headers, and will spec out tube size, etc,
> etc.
> for ya, but talk about a MAJOR PITA!!!!! (and I've built 3 sets from his
> stuff...)
> I would look at Hedman first - I have an aincent set on my truck, and they
> fit very well. Dunno about FPA - got a link?
> "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
> news:425c4203$0$25886$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
>> I'm tired of scraping the collectors on every speed bump and driveway,
>> not
>> to mention the trailer floor trim they pulled up, so I'm swapping out the
>> Hooker SuperComps on my fastback for something that hugs the chassis

> better.
>> I'm hearing good things about FPA headers. Any other suggestions for my
>> 390?
>>
>> --
>> Laurie S.
>> Thunder Snake #7
>>
>>

>
>


www.fordpowertrain.com


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Old 04-13-2005, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Suggestions for Header Change?

"CobraJet" <slither@fang.ford> wrote in message
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> In article <425d6284$0$25887$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net>, Laurie S.
> <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote:
>
>> "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
>> news:425c4203$0$25886$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
>> > I'm tired of scraping the collectors on every speed bump and driveway,
>> > not
>> > to mention the trailer floor trim they pulled up, so I'm swapping out
>> > the
>> > Hooker SuperComps on my fastback for something that hugs the chassis
>> > better. I'm hearing good things about FPA headers. Any other
>> > suggestions
>> > for my 390?
>> >
>> > --
>> > Laurie S.
>> > Thunder Snake #7
>> >

>>
>>
>> Helloo????? Any snakes out there?????

>
> It seems from the talk in the FE forum that FPA's are the way to go
> for ground clearance. Hedman, as mentioned already, does make them, but
> I'm unsure of the clearance. Most of the old-time designs were for
> stock height cars. Are your Hookers bashed real bad?
>
> CobraJet
>>
>> --------------
>> Laurie S.
>> Thunder Snake #7
>>
>>

>
> --
> ThunderSnake #1



So far, there is no damage to them other than some scraping on the
collectors' edges, but I've been very careful and haven't done much driving.
I can see really having some fun with the car and bottoming out hard. Don't
want to go there....

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Old 04-13-2005, 21:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Suggestions for Header Change?

In article <425d94a6$0$25885$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net>, Laurie S.
<aztlan@theriver.com> wrote:

> "CobraJet" <slither@fang.ford> wrote in message
> news:130420051436113356%slither@fang.ford...
> > In article <425d6284$0$25887$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net>, Laurie S.
> > <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote:
> >
> >> "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
> >> news:425c4203$0$25886$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
> >> > I'm tired of scraping the collectors on every speed bump and driveway,
> >> > not
> >> > to mention the trailer floor trim they pulled up, so I'm swapping out
> >> > the
> >> > Hooker SuperComps on my fastback for something that hugs the chassis
> >> > better. I'm hearing good things about FPA headers. Any other
> >> > suggestions
> >> > for my 390?
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Laurie S.
> >> > Thunder Snake #7
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >> Helloo????? Any snakes out there?????

> >
> > It seems from the talk in the FE forum that FPA's are the way to go
> > for ground clearance. Hedman, as mentioned already, does make them, but
> > I'm unsure of the clearance. Most of the old-time designs were for
> > stock height cars. Are your Hookers bashed real bad?
> >
> > CobraJet
> >>
> >> --------------
> >> Laurie S.
> >> Thunder Snake #7
> >>
> >>

> >
> > --
> > ThunderSnake #1

>
>
> So far, there is no damage to them other than some scraping on the
> collectors' edges, but I've been very careful and haven't done much driving.
> I can see really having some fun with the car and bottoming out hard. Don't
> want to go there....


If these are the one-piece-per-side Hookers, I may take them off
your hands if you go with something else. What-his-name at FPA is also
hip to the slight differences in port exit height on the various heads,
and will supply appropriate tubes.

Are you stil going to tear down this engine? Is that really
necessary?

CobraJet

>
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> Laurie S.
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>
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Old 04-13-2005, 22:01   #10 (permalink)
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"CobraJet" <slither@fang.ford> wrote in message
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> In article <425d94a6$0$25885$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net>, Laurie S.
> <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote:
>
> > "CobraJet" <slither@fang.ford> wrote in message
> > news:130420051436113356%slither@fang.ford...
> > > In article <425d6284$0$25887$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net>, Laurie S.
> > > <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:425c4203$0$25886$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
> > >> > I'm tired of scraping the collectors on every speed bump and

driveway,
> > >> > not
> > >> > to mention the trailer floor trim they pulled up, so I'm swapping

out
> > >> > the
> > >> > Hooker SuperComps on my fastback for something that hugs the

chassis
> > >> > better. I'm hearing good things about FPA headers. Any other
> > >> > suggestions
> > >> > for my 390?
> > >> >
> > >> > --
> > >> > Laurie S.
> > >> > Thunder Snake #7
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Helloo????? Any snakes out there?????
> > >
> > > It seems from the talk in the FE forum that FPA's are the way to go
> > > for ground clearance. Hedman, as mentioned already, does make them,

but
> > > I'm unsure of the clearance. Most of the old-time designs were for
> > > stock height cars. Are your Hookers bashed real bad?
> > >
> > > CobraJet
> > >>
> > >> --------------
> > >> Laurie S.
> > >> Thunder Snake #7
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > > --
> > > ThunderSnake #1

> >
> >
> > So far, there is no damage to them other than some scraping on the
> > collectors' edges, but I've been very careful and haven't done much

driving.
> > I can see really having some fun with the car and bottoming out hard.

Don't
> > want to go there....

>
> If these are the one-piece-per-side Hookers, I may take them off
> your hands if you go with something else. What-his-name at FPA is also
> hip to the slight differences in port exit height on the various heads,
> and will supply appropriate tubes.
>
> Are you stil going to tear down this engine? Is that really
> necessary?
>
> CobraJet
>
> >
> > -------------
> > Laurie S.
> > Thunder Snake #7
> >
> >

>
> --
> ThunderSnake #1


Yes, they are the one-piece-per side Hooker SuperComps. We're going to
change to a roller cam and different carb and put in the Edelbrock heads,
and probably a few other things. We want to make Trouble a little more
driveable but still with a bad attitude.

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