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Has anyone bought a set of these?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Big-...dvc2#vi-ilComp

I am curious to know if they fit as its **** tight especially around the steering box. I know the welding looks amateurish but I can fix that.
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Hard to say but they look like they tried to have them fit as many cars as possible so probably not great for any one model.

I do see Square bird headers and they do look a good bit different?



But they are more expensive too. About $529-$369.

https://www.summitracing.com/search/...el/thunderbird
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Thank you for your thoughts, and yes I agree with you regarding trying to fit as many cars as possible is not a good sign, but I guess Ford also would have used similar parts / set ups in a lot of their vehicles as well? Its not a ridiculous amount of money to pay, so I may get a set to see.
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Interesting that Summit shows the Sanderson's fit the squarebirds, when I talked with Sanderson directly they told me, no they don't fit 58 to 60 thunderbirds and their web site now doesn't show an application for our squarebirds. They have the y block and they skip to the 61 Tbird.

They did say, if I brought my bird into them, they would be happy to make me a custom set. It's a 4 hour haul, but I saw no reason to pay for a custom set for the car.

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Hard to say but they look like they tried to have them fit as many cars as possible so probably not great for any one model.

I do see Square bird headers and they do look a good bit different?



But they are more expensive too. About $529-$369.

https://www.summitracing.com/search/...el/thunderbird
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Has anyone bought a set of these?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Big-...dvc2#vi-ilComp

I am curious to know if they fit as its **** tight especially around the steering box. I know the welding looks amateurish but I can fix that.
Interesting that they come out of Rocklin, that's a couple hours from me. I'd be interested to hear how they work, I'd like to run some in my 58, but I haven't been willing to drop the expense of the FPAs.
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Interesting that they come out of Rocklin, that's a couple hours from me. I'd be interested to hear how they work, I'd like to run some in my 58, but I haven't been willing to drop the expense of the FPAs.
I ordered a set yesterday and if they fit I will get another set for my '59 as well. I will also fit 3 inch pipes from the collectors back otherwise its a little pointless...

I will let you know how I get on.
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I ordered a set yesterday and if they fit I will get another set for my '59 as well. I will also fit 3 inch pipes from the collectors back otherwise its a little pointless...

I will let you know how I get on.
What do you have now for pipes? I've read there isn't much point in 3" over the 2.5" for most engines?
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All standard pipes at the moment, but I will definitely talk to the experts when I fit the headers and do what will match the best. I envisage replacing the large mufflers at the rear.
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What do you have now for pipes? I've read there isn't much point in 3" over the 2.5" for most engines?
Full 3" seems like it would be a packaging nightmare compared to the gain, which will be almost nothing south of 500 HP.
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The kit has arrived down under, and at first glance it appears OK. I will check rough bends tonight and look at fitting over the weekend. They do supply all gaskets and both sides of collectors as well which is nice.
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