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I used the Sanderson Blockhuggers on my build.
 


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I used the Sanderson Blockhuggers on my build.
I was looking at some of these on eBay. What exactly is your engine trans combo, gt40p heads?

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I have seen 4 people now use the BBK shortie Fox body headers in the 98 +
 

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Any links to threads or pics of the clearance, Clarence?
 

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When did any of the big 3 ever center the engine in the bay? At least 99% of the time it's offset to the passenger side for steering and brake clearance. Not only that, it helps offset the weight of the driver. Which side is the 4x4 front drive shaft on? Which side is the fuel tank on?
Most importantly, the only thing that isn't Ford and has the diff offset like most '80s-'90s Ford's is Chevy's Astro. Why do you think the torque arm is on the driver side on '82-'02 Camaros and '84-'96 Corvettes? The pinion gear is already on the passenger side of center even when the diff is centered.
Forget centering the engine.
 

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When did any of the big 3 ever center the engine in the bay? At least 99% of the time it's offset to the passenger side for steering and brake clearance. Not only that, it helps offset the weight of the driver. Which side is the 4x4 front drive shaft on? Which side is the fuel tank on?
Most importantly, the only thing that isn't Ford and has the diff offset like most '80s-'90s Ford's is Chevy's Astro. Why do you think the torque arm is on the driver side on '82-'02 Camaros and '84-'96 Corvettes? The pinion gear is already on the passenger side of center even when the diff is centered.
Forget centering the engine.
Are you responding to a particular post?
 

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I heard the tri-y headers for the 65 to 70 mustang fit pretty good anyone have any expirance with them??
 

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Yes the tri Y's work I have them on my 88 only thing is I have an aod in my truck so had to bend then to clear the bell housing one thing that I had to do was cut the front port on the drivers side header and adjust it because it kept burning plug wires. My truck is 2wd not sure on the 4x4 trucks.
 

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Yes the tri Y's work I have them on my 88 only thing is I have an aod in my truck so had to bend then to clear the bell housing one thing that I had to do was cut the front port on the drivers side header and adjust it because it kept burning plug wires. My truck is 2wd not sure on the 4x4 trucks.
Thats awsome to know mine is a 2wd street and strip truck with a c4 in it so should have no prob clearing mine thanks
 

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Thats awsome to know mine is a 2wd street and strip truck with a c4 in it so should have no prob clearing mine thanks
If you have a pan fill C4, then you'll need to tweak them to fit the bigger bell these transmissions came with, same as with an AOD.
 

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Installed Scott drake stainless tri-y this evening. Worked perfect, might shave a 1/4 in. In the frame on the passenger side tomorrow. Too late to take pictures. My goodness I’m happy with them.
 
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Anyone have any updates on header fitment from personal experience??

I'm currently gathering knowledge and parts to start my swap. I want it done by spring and I've got the free time and money finally, due to a factory closure. Just bought a decent little 87 single cab shortbed manual. A 30,000 mile 1992 Thunderbird 302 H.O. and AOD will be here tomorrow. I've also got the filter relocator and engine mount plates, but need to buy convertible mounts I think. Still in buying mode right now..

I'll be using an AOD for now, so the header fitment concerns me. So far it's looking like a toss-up between the 88400 and the tri-y's.


GB :)
U told me the 88400 fit great on your truck last yr?u made it sound like u already had them installed in your truck??
 

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I got a set of tri y from ebay for a 65 mustang i had to notch the frame a little but they are a great fit if your after long tube headers. My 86 is a 302 with c4 but also the front end of my tuck is a fiber glass clip that flips up like the old gassers so installing them was very simple but thats what i went with and got no complaints they matched up to my side winders perfectly
 

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U told me the 88400 fit great on your truck last yr?u made it sound like u already had them installed in your truck??
He posted that in 2017...
 

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I saw that after the fact.thamks for pointing out that.
 


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