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Old 09-19-2004, 07:13 PM
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>1960 HT 390, Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake, Shorty Headers,
>2-1/2" Exhaust and 3.70 Rear Gears



I have a quick question, where did you find headers for the tbird. I can't find a place yet?

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Old 09-19-2004, 07:27 PM
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That looks sharp.

Ford should revive the Squarebird. It is one of the most timeless designs oout there. It still looks good. It certainly looks better than any car made now.

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Old 09-19-2004, 10:15 PM
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Your car looks great, I wish mine was in that good of shape and the new wheels are a real plus, I think that they really look natural on your car. You can get headers at

http://fordpowertrain.com/Headers.htm


They are about $400.00 dollars, chrome shorties, they fit pretty good. I believe if you install while the engine is in the car that you have to remove one of the motor mounts and lift the engine a bit. I put mine on while the engine was out of the car. The headers combined with a good exhaust 2-1/4 or 2-1/2 really make a difference in the performance no matter what you have done to your engine. Well worth the money as far as I am concerned.






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hi
Headers, anybody running the headers with manual trans?
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:44 AM
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SKYD,
Who manufactures the wheels you used on your car? They really look sharp!!
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:08 AM
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Thanks

Here is the link: [link:http://www.americanracing.com/wheels...oy,%20polished | American Racing]

the actual size used is 16X7 with a 4.25 Backspacing and they fit like a glove. I was originally concerned with the skirts, but I have enough back there to go with slightly larger tires if wanted.
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>the actual size used is 16X7 with a 4.25 Backspacing and
>they fit like a glove. I was originally concerned with the
>skirts, but I have enough back there to go with slightly
>larger tires if wanted.

I'm planning on putting new wheels on mine this summer. I'm thinking of 18" [link:http://www.billetwheel.com/cgi/wheels.cgi?cmd=show_image&path=Cast_Series&img=2&t n=1|Boyd Smoothie II's]. I'd like to go as wide as possible, 9" all around if they'd work. I probably need to stick with 8" on the fronts, though. Right now I'm thinking of a 4" back space and 225/50R-18 tires (hard to find) with an 8" wheel and 4.5" and 255/45R-18 tires with a 9" wheel. That would give me close to the stock tire diameter of 27.5" - 28" to fill the wheel wells nicely. I'd like to keep the skirts.

Skyd, based on your experience, are those sizes realistic?

Here's a pic of the wheel:
http://www.billetwheel.com/Wheels%20...othie_II_5.jpg

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Old 05-18-2005, 04:56 PM
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A correction:

After some more consideration and input from a guy here (flynbrian48) with 16" and 17" wheels, I've changed my mind. I'm now leaning to this setup:

Front
17" x 8" wheels
4" back space
225/55R-17 tires

Rear
18" x 9" wheels
4.5" back space
255/45R-18 tires

Any thoughts?

Oh, and [link:www.billetwheel.com/cgi/wheels.cgi?cmd=show_image&path=Cast_Series&img=2&t n=1|here's the proper link] to those Boyd wheels.
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That looks sharp !!!!!

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Old 05-19-2005, 09:30 AM
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dgs,

Those are sweet set of wheels. I think whether you go with 17" or 18", you'll be be fine. Kinda which I went with 17"'s. The problem you are gonna run into with these will be the width. It was tight to get the 7"'s in, especially in the back, I think 8's will be pushing it and 9's might be impossible with the stock well's. I could be wrong, but I would hate for you to spend the time and have them not work.

Hope this helps. If you have more questions, I hope I can help out.

Later,
Marc
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