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1974 Pinto 2.3 Exhaust Manifold
« on: May 26, 2014, 10:47:22 PM »
Looking for a replacement exhaust manifold and having a hard time finding one and have a couple of questions.

1)The car is a California car, is the exhaust manifold different then non-california cars?
2)Are there any other car/truck models with the 2.3 that will work on the Pinto?

Thanks for the help!

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Re: 1974 Pinto 2.3 Exhaust Manifold
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 11:03:16 PM »
I'm putting a Ranger header on mine..

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Re: 1974 Pinto 2.3 Exhaust Manifold
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 03:20:30 AM »
Look at Mustang II with same motor.

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Re: 1974 Pinto 2.3 Exhaust Manifold
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 08:58:04 AM »
That ranger header looks perfect, what year Ranger is it from?

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Re: 1974 Pinto 2.3 Exhaust Manifold
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 09:17:19 AM »
That one is a 90's, Mustang has them too.
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Re: 1974 Pinto 2.3 Exhaust Manifold
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 09:00:22 AM »
Wonder how they flow compared to the header??, I almost got one of them but I didn't want the weight..
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Re: 1974 Pinto 2.3 Exhaust Manifold
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2014, 09:33:08 AM »
Wonder how they flow compared to the header??, I almost got one of them but I didn't want the weight..

Joe Escobar is running one on his race car. He posted pics & the aftermarket version is opened up like a header. The stock version has all kinds of restrictions & excess cast iron in it. It should flow as well or maybe better than the stainless header style one does. I have 3 headers already or I'd try one myself.
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Re: 1974 Pinto 2.3 Exhaust Manifold
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2014, 10:14:10 AM »
Ahh ok, good to know, the one I was going to get was a stock one glad I didn't get it now..
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