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Post by Sounnder » 06 Jan 2018, 16:38

I have the 69 4v 390 in my Cougar and am considering going to headers when I rebuild my exhaust system. Anyone have good experiences with headers at a reasonable price?

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Post by catlover » 08 Jan 2018, 08:52

Sounnder wrote:
06 Jan 2018, 16:38
I have the 69 4v 390 in my Cougar and am considering going to headers when I rebuild my exhaust system. Anyone have good experiences with headers at a reasonable price?

Thanks!
Most ford guys like FPA headers.
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Post by xr7g428 » 08 Jan 2018, 11:34

You will need to get one head drilled in one location to make them fit, but the 428 Cobra Jet exhaust manifolds will make a nice improvement without the continuous hassle of headers.
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Post by 427XR7 » 10 Jan 2018, 17:21

I'm in complete agreement with Bill regarding the installation of the cast iron CJ exhaust manifolds in lieu of headers. They fit properly and retain some residual value, as well. Every time I've used headers it's been a disappointment. They leak, rust or cause some other system problem. Never again. I use 289 Hipo manifolds on my small block cars, too.

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Post by Royce » 11 Jan 2018, 10:25

I just got through spending 8 hours installing the header bolts in a set of JBA headers for a car with a 494CI FE (427 with a 4.25" crank). It was an absolute ass whipping due to the owner deciding not to spend the extra $200 to have his Edelbrock heads drilled with the CJ bolt pattern. I agree with Bill's suggestion, the CJ manifolds are the way to go despite costing 50 horsepower. You can get that power back by installing a 4.25" crankshaft in your 390. Check out Barry Robotnick's website for parts packages.
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Post by Sounnder » 12 Jan 2018, 16:04

SO where would I acquire the CJ Bolt Pattern and is there a link to Barry Robotnick's website?
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Post by xr7g428 » 12 Jan 2018, 22:31

Easiest thing to do is to get the manifold and then mark the head with the manifold installed except for the one bolt.
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