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Engine swap headers
« on: June 13, 2015, 05:31:50 PM »
Will 71 to 73 v8 engine swap headers fit the later models?got a chance to get a used set for 230.and don't want to put a v8 in my 73

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Re: Engine swap headers
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 07:16:48 PM »
Must be missing something..... you want to buy V8 swap headers & not use them ?

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Re: Engine swap headers
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2015, 07:31:57 PM »
Sorry shoulda put that.supposed to get another pinto which they'll be used on but it's a newer pinto

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Re: Engine swap headers
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2015, 09:47:33 PM »
from looking at the pictures of them you might have to really check out the crossmember location and the rack and pinion these headers also have a smaller 2 1/2" collector

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Re: Engine swap headers
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2015, 10:19:12 PM »
I didn't put up pics

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Re: Engine swap headers
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2015, 05:48:14 AM »
Since all I've worked on over the years are 1972 cars, I cannot say they'll for sure fit newer cars.

From all I've read though, the newer ones are wider : so they should fit.

If I were you, I'd buy them. If they do not work, sell them.

BTW - I paid much more for a couple sets. Likely have between 500 - 600 into each of them.

The ones you looking at the Hookers ? The ones that the back 2 tubes go through the inner fenders ? May need to mod them if so, depending on when made ?

Both my sets are the Headman flat collector type. No cutting to install.

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Re: Engine swap headers
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2015, 06:55:26 PM »
Hooker used to have 2 separate part numbers for 302 headers. One fit 71-73 & the other set was 74-up so my instincts say there are differences.
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