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Very nice - good to see progress.


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Thanks BooF , goal is to get the motor fired sooner than later , Shaun wants to come and sort some wiring , Gav will probably come as well , getting sick of pushing it everywhere ,


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Looks very clean. I reckon those manifold are going to hold you back a fair bit though. Maybe later when funds permit you can put some headers on. I only have a little 302, and my hipo manifolds are really holding that back


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Yep your absolutely right , but at least it will get it started , have still got a set of FPA headers that can be modified down the track when finances allow ,


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Husky65 wrote
Looks very clean. I reckon those manifold are going to hold you back a fair bit though. Maybe later when funds permit you can put some headers on. I only have a little 302, and my hipo manifolds are really holding that back


Have to be full custom though as the car Is RHD with and XF steering box, tight fit. Custom pipes are about $2k


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Nice work mate. Just out of interest, how much does the casting bloke charge for something like that.


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About time we have an updated. Looks nice, like the x-pipe, I think I need to do that.


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Price for the Manifold was $ 420 that's just the one ,
He has been playing with Thunderbirds for 30 years odd ,
and has many more combinations as well , l was lucky l think
he is not getting any younger and is just about to give it all away


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Price for the Manifold was $ 420 that's just the one ,
He has been playing with Thunderbirds for 30 years odd ,
and has many more combinations as well , l was lucky l think
he is not getting any younger and is just about to give it all away


Bloody shame to loose talent like that.


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As you can see #uckall room in there , major challenge to fabricate a set of headers if l could get it done for 2K I would be surprised ,


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Looking good Ralph!!


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That does look good, you have the underside squared away!

I put reproduction CJ exhaust manifolds on my 390 (aluminum edlebrock heads). I didn't want to fight fitting headers, the CJ manifolds are about twice the size of the stock 390 manifolds and I had zero fitting issues.

Custom made to fit headers would be optimal, but the price really goes up for a few more HP.


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Hey Ralph might be an idea to wrap that header to keep the heat out of the box mate. Or fit an oil cooler of PS maybe both.


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