headers for 72 Ranchero wanted

Discussion in 'Ranchero Tech Help' started by GRUMANIA, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. GRUMANIA

    GRUMANIA In First Gear

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    Hi,
    I have a 72 ranchero. It had once a turbo supercharger with homemade headers and I want a new, complete exhaust system.The car is in the shop at the moment and they ordered a set of headers finding out that these do not fit as the gearbox is too wide ( its an FMX gearbox )
    It seams as if the combination Cleveland/ FMX gearbox does not allow to install standard aftermarket headers.
    Has anyone an idea where I can find help ?
    Thanks in advance !
    Ilja
     

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  2. GRUMANIA

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    These are the Flowtech 12118 FLT which do not fit between gearbox ( FMX ) FT12118FLT.jpg and steering column
     
  3. uk ranchero

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    not much help. i have headers on my 72 [cleveland/aode] they are fitted as bought no clearance issue. unfortunately i got them new/old stock and no box so i have no idea who made them. so i know you will find them and please let use know as mine are rusty
     
  4. aquartlow

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    Not sure if this will help or be helpful, but many years ago I put a set of Hedman headers on a 4x4 I had and the driver's side header didn't clear the driveshaft to the front end, the muffler shop owner took a "rosebud" tipped torch and heated the tubes until it could be "manipulated" enough for the necessary clearance. I never had an issue with those headers even after this modification.
     
  5. Jimbob

    Jimbob SITE SUPPORTER- SILVER GOLD MEMBER

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    I have Hedman 88320 headers on a Cleveland/FMX. They clear, but sit real close to the starter (heat issues are a concern). I seem to recall after doing some research at the time that the FMX is a similar size to a C4 so i went for it.

    http://forum.grantorinosport.org/hedman-headers_topic16009.html

    Have a read of this ^^ about 6 posts down
     
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  6. GRUMANIA

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    Thanks for your help.Meanwhile I found a set of COYOTE headers on Ebay. ( picture ) Has anyone seen / Used these before ?
    They seem to be slim compared to the Flowtech.The seller is asking for 600$,........
    Thanks
    Ilja coyote.png
     
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  7. GRUMANIA

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    Bought the COYOTE headers - these fit
    Thanks for your help !
    Ilja
     
  8. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    That's great to hear. So please, make sure you take and post photos, please?
     
  9. GRUMANIA

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    These are the Coyote headers trial fitted 1.jpg 1.jpg 2.jpg
     

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    As you can see, its a very tight fit but the mechanic said that these headers are very precisely made and fit from the first moment, without any adjustment, bending or so.
    Think these headers were a good investment.
    Ilja
     

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