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Old 03-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Headers for 390Fe

My old exhaust is rusted to pieces and got a little extra cash right now so looking for a good set of headers to put on my 76 F.100 with a 390 Fe. What would you guys suggest, my biggest worry is something that hangs down really far and gets in the way? Thanks for the help.
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I ran a set of Stan's in my Highboy and they were a well built header. After I parted the truck I sold them to another guy and he is still running them. 3/8 laser cut flanges, 14g tube with ball collectors.

http://www.stans-headers.com/ford_headers.htm

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I ran a set of Stan's in my Highboy and they were a well built header. After I parted the truck I sold them to another guy and he is still running them. 3/8 laser cut flanges, 14g tube with ball collectors.

http://www.stans-headers.com/ford_headers.htm

Aren't those 2wd headers?
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I ran a set of Stan's in my Highboy
That's exactly who I was going to reccomend.

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Aren't those 2wd headers?
No, they are referred to as a "tri-y". For a heavy truck with a relatively stock FE they are a good option.
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I bought a set of flowtechs for my 68 highboy and they have held up great for 5 or 6 years but they are of cheaper quality. I also bought a set of headmans for my 69 f100 4x4, pretty much the same header, they are both 2 piece on passenger side for the starter. They leak some where they slip together but i had to bend a tube on the headmans so it wouldnt hit the oil pan and seal up good to the head. They have lasted really well just not of the best quality and fit, depends on your budget.
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No, they are referred to as a "tri-y". For a heavy truck with a relatively stock FE they are a good option.

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Aren't those 2wd headers?
He makes them for a 2wd, 4wd and a true Highboy. The Highboys are longer to clear the extra cross member.
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What's so funny, sparky?

The picture shown is taken from Stan's site, part #244Y, for 65-76 Ford pickups (4WD) with 352-390s. And they happen to be in his "Tri-Y" design which are supposed to be better at building torque.
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What's so funny, sparky?

The picture shown is taken from Stan's site, part #244Y, for 65-76 Ford pickups (4WD) with 352-390s. And they happen to be in his "Tri-Y" design which are supposed to be better at building torque.
you don't find anything slightly funny about a guy asking if those are 2 wheel drive headers and you replying "no they are tri y's"???? as if 2wd was a type of header design like tri y's, shorties, or long tubes

either way, it made me lol a bit the way it played out
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Get something with a thick flange like the Stans or you will always hate them.
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you don't find anything slightly funny about a guy asking if those are 2 wheel drive headers and you replying "no they are tri y's"???? as if 2wd was a type of header design like tri y's, shorties, or long tubes
If you haven't seen a tri y design before they can look weird, which I'd guess is what sparked his confusion. So, I explained it, which is also more productive than just mocking him. Besides which, there are differences between the 2x4 and 4x4 headers we're talking about. So no, I didn't really find it that funny.

I'm not going to jump down every single pbb posters throat that doesn't know everything. I know you get a kick stirring up shit on the internet all day but that's really not my thing. I like to save my wrath for the noobs with attitude.

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Get something with a thick flange like the Stans or you will always hate them.
Big time. I used Stan's on an old 360 I had many moons ago and they were top notch headers.
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I'm on a toss up for building my own stainless 304 headers or a set of these maddogs

Scroll down the page..

http://www.maddogheaders.net/Catalog.html

Here's a link to a guy on FTE that bought a set. They look to be heavy gauge steel but the guys get into it about a couple of the somewhat scabby welds.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...-do-exist.html
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I'm on a toss up for building my own stainless 304 headers or a set of these maddogs
If you have the ability/tools to bend and tig up your own set of stainless headers; that is absolutely the way to go.

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Here's a link to a guy on FTE that bought a set. They look to be heavy gauge steel but the guys get into it about a couple of the somewhat scabby welds.
Although its obvious to question the intelligence, competence, and decision making of an FTE member; I have to admit those welds looked sketchy. I haven't dealt with Stan's headers since the last millennium, but its pretty sad to see that. Looks like they've gone downhill for sure judging from just that sample.
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Yeah I'm a ticketed welder and if I saw something I questioned I'd just slap a new bead on it. You shouldn't have to but not everyone has the skills,patience or care sometimes. I work day shift in a shipyard right now doing Fitting/full pen haul plates and I'm constantly having to fix nite shifts junk. It does piss me off when I know they know better. When they need something done once and done right they come to me... Problem is they give me the hardest,tightest, most awkward spots to work on sometimes using retractable mirrors to weld as your head won't fit where you need to see.
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If you have the ability/tools to bend and tig up your own set of stainless headers; that is absolutely the way to go.

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Although its obvious to question the intelligence, competence, and decision making of an FTE member; I have to admit those welds looked sketchy. I haven't dealt with Stan's headers since the last millennium, but its pretty sad to see that. Looks like they've gone downhill for sure judging from just that sample.
Those were the maddog headers they were showing on FTE with the ugly welds. Stans still makes a quality header.

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Those were the maddog headers they were showing on FTE with the ugly welds. Stans still makes a quality header.
Thanks for the clarification, that makes me feel better. I thought they were supposed to be the Stans and shit when I saw the crappy welds. Like I said, I bought a set of Stan's something like fifteen years ago and the quality was killer. Known several others that have bought them since and they always said the same.

edit: Upon re looking at 73's post it should have been clear the he was talking about the maddogs. Guess I had Stans on the brain and was skimming too quickly. Still, I hadn't really heard complaints about the maddogs before so that is interesting to see those pics.
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Fatdan is funny.

Watch your motor mounts with these FE's. I had a motor twist on me and dented my headers along with a few other things.
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Fatdan is funny.

Watch your motor mounts with these FE's. I had a motor twist on me and dented my headers along with a few other things.
Yeah you gotta put a solid mount motor mount on the driver side!! Mine popped out of it's " pocket" location. Stupid design. I just updated my build thread couple days ago about my fix on that.



Whoops... Edit:Had wrong pic up...Rubber section is an old can mount


And pro yeah I was talking about the maddogs. Also thanks for the advise on the stainless collectors I mentioned to ya. I'll be brushing up my tig skill and building a complete stainless set in the next couple months when get the rest of the parts!
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And pro yeah I was talking about the maddogs.
Yea, we'd been talking about the Stan's and I've got a bad habit about skimming posts so got the two mixed up. Still pretty disappointed with the welds on the maddogs and his response in that linked thread.

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Also thanks for the advise on the stainless collectors I mentioned to ya. I'll be brushing up my tig skill and building a complete stainless set in the next couple months when get the rest of the parts!
Glad I could help. You won't regret it once the those headers are all wrapped up
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