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Old 10-21-2011, 10:21 PM
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headers 59 t-bird w fe motor

Looking for headers that could fit my 59 T-bird. Not sure if 60's era Galaxy units would work. Wanted to see if anyone has any info or worked with one of these square-birds?

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Looking for headers that could fit my 59 T-bird. Not sure if 60's era Galaxy units would work. Wanted to see if anyone has any info or worked with one of these square-birds?
Try these guys http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/headers1.htm
assuming this is the FE 352 not the MEL 430.

1961 and up will not work, the car was widened that year; headers that fit those chassis have turns that are too generous to fit the 1958-60 bird.

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59 T-bird Headers

Thanks for the link, looks like they have what I need. Yes, I am running the 352 at this time but may change out to a 390 with a C-6. Do you happen to know if the C-6's larger size will create any clearance issues.
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I found the perfect headers, not sure if you can find some but these work.

I found the perfect headers, not sure if you can find some but these work on my 58.
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59' Squarebird

Looks great, I think I'm going to proceed in the same fashion. I've run across a nice 390 mirror block and a 428 crank, .030 overbore should give me a 416. Are you running a C-6, if so any issues in bolting it up. I'm reworking the suspension now (new springs , shocks, control arm bushings etc), and have been taking a hard look at putting a power rack in the front end.
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custom trany behind my 406

Over the years as the HP went up I learned a lot about the cruise-o. I know there reputation isn't the best but like most things they can be improved on with good old fashion hot rodding. Clutches can be modernized. A little work on the front servo (gut it) and she catches 2nd just right (the most important shift). There is a little magic to the governor to match engine torque. No bull **** vacuum shifts. And last but not least MAINTENANCE....I have a factory pressure line plumbed to the back of the intake (see it in photo2), how often do you check your trany pressure? Don't forget the linkage, I love being able to dial in the mood with one nut.
It's stock and it works.....
Some might think I'm crazy but isn't this what hot rodding is all about.
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