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Unfortunately, I do not have an answer to the question regarding the headers. I should be getting additional information down the road on the engine work. Here is what David just sent me a few minutes ago on an update.

"Hi Ray, The 'Bird build is still going strong. We've had some delays related to getting the car to, through, and back from the upholsterer's, but it is finally expected back today. The delays were scheduling, weather, and parts related, yet as of right now, I believe all is done with upholstery.

Just to recap what was expected, they re-covered the landau roof in white, installed the ceiling liner, completely redid the trunk upholstery, replaced the front seat's cushion foam, blended the interior colors (the dark blue) between the new door cards and the rest of the interior, and (one of the bigger delaying factors) made and tinted new vinyl bolster siding for the passenger front seat which was ripped.

I'll go visit the car when it's back at Dan's shop later this week.

As far as the engine work to upgrade the valve train - which if you recall grew a bit - that is next in the list. After the engine upgrades, the next steps are exhaust followed by paint, then final dial-in and full shakedown and tasks close out (final push...).

I hope to send pictures of all the updates done and coming shortly! Stay tuned! David."
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The headers are Sanderson headers...here are some pics
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A few more pics after upholstery was done...trunk, custom mats, vinyl roof, headliner, and seats received new cushions and minor repairs:
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...and parts are in for the engine mods which are about to begin:
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Hi Steven! Thanks for the additional pix! She really looks nice with the white top I think! She is looking great!
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Hi Steven! Thanks for the additional pix! She really looks nice with the white top I think! She is looking great!
Back at you Ray...that Yellow Rose with the white roof may have been subliminal inspiration for this rooftop change!
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Here is what Steve had to say regarding the work on his Flairbird!

"Hi Ray, The TBird project keeps moving along. The focus is on the engine now. Headers and top end parts arrived. The engine was pulled and the engine bay is getting refreshed. When the engine was removed, Dan saw the timing chain needed replacement. Now looking at new pistons and perhaps stroking. I will visit the shop in 2 weeks. I ordered custom wheels that look a bit like the originals. In short, getting more mods than I originally thought I would. All the best, Steve."
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Hi Guys, If I may ask, what is the Sanderson part number for those shorty headers . ? May be something I want to do on my 428....Thanks !

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Here is the latest report on Steven's '66 Flairbird restoration directly from him.

"The '66 Bird in Shrewsbury is pretty much finished except for the engine work. It has been at the engine shop recommended by Dan for over a month...apparently they have a backlog of work due to the race season there, but they have prepped it. They also found a ring that was broken and that had not been caught before; surprisingly compression was fine on all cylinders before the engine was dis assembled."

So there ya go!
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