View Full Version : Ceramic Coated 352 Headers

06-17-2011, 09:34 AM
Bill ~ FINSRIN sent me this information in email last night.

"Figured you would like to see these pictures.
Bought a set of headers from Ford Powertrain Applications. They are designed for 352 in Squarebird. Got them ceramic coated and plan to install next week.
Tbird currently has stock manifolds with 2 inch pipes and glasspacks.
Headers will connect to 2 1/2 inch mandrel bent pipes and Magnaflow mufflers. Have 2 1/2 inch pipes (replaced 2 inch) with Magnaflows on 59 Cadillac and works great. Is obvious improvement when freeway cruising.
After driving Thunderbird a bit will tell you my impressions of the difference.


Here are the pix.

06-17-2011, 01:48 PM
Very nice. Do they come with the secondary side of the collector?

06-18-2011, 12:59 AM
makes a nice header. I think you will like them. Are you planing on using a X or H pipe on your system? Mike

07-18-2011, 05:21 PM
Any pictures with them on the car??? Would love to see them!!!

07-20-2011, 11:25 AM
So are those babies still really expensive?

That has to be a 200% improvement over the manifolds we all have stock.....

07-26-2011, 12:34 AM
The came with end piece having 6-8 or so inches of 2.5 inch pipe. All pipes are now 2.5' replacing 2' that was there when bought car a year ago (no H pipe). Now has H pipe and Magnaflow mufflers. Plus illuminated tips with 59 roof emblem mounted on top. At highway speeds it obviously accelerates better like from 60 to 75. Around 45-50 mph there is a drone that goes away quickly above that and cruises without a noise issue. Has more power all around though does not make it a muscle car.

Stock manifolds had slight leak hiss. Minor, but could only get worse. At least one manifold would have come off for machining/new gasket/remounting($$$). So made leap to all new system. Had exhaust leak/hiss like that from failing gasket on 72 F100 360. Know the sound. That noise is gone.

Will take under hood picture and post it in a day or two.
Any questions - post and I will answer.