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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for headers for my 1962 Falcon.
The front end is unmodified from stock. I have stock shock towers.
The steering components are the 64 Falcon V8 components.

I have a 302 cid motor with Trick flow Twisted Wedge 170 heads.

It has G-force T5 manual transmission with cable actuated clutch.
I have a Lakewood scatter shield Bellhousing.
The car is mainly used for drag racing.

I'd like to use Crites 1-3/4 full length headers. Will they fit? Anyone have experience with them on a Falcon similar to mine?

Will I have suitable access to the spark plugs to quickly remove them?
Ive looked at the Dougs headers but it appears the spark plugs are not easy to get to.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 09:24 AM
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Re: Headers

I have the Crites headers on my 65 Falcon and they fit great. Not good for lowered cars though. I would call Crites and see what they say. You do need to shave the shock tower center rib down and they give you a template for that.Also need to use the Ford motorsport oil filter relocation kit to point the filter down.
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I have the Doug headers on my 65 Falcon with the stock shock towers. I just changed the plugs today.I didn't have any problems with getting to the plugs.I don't think I would enjoy changing them when the engine is hot.May be with a set of the gloves made for heat.They fit nice and don't hang down .Only problem is they are 1 5/8.Good luck. Nice looking car.Roger
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Here is my experience with crites and there headers

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I would try Mad Dog headers for a 5.0 based motor.
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I would try Mad Dog headers for a 5.0 based motor.
Call Stan at Ford Powertrain Applications or FPA headers. He does not list them on his web site but last time I talked with him he is making headers for the 64/65 Falcons. The Crites headers use to be made by Maddog then Crites started making the headers in house a few years ago. Sounds like they lost the guy building the headers and have not found a replacement fabricator. Ford Powertrain Applications

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Not trying to highjack thread OP, but does anybody know anybody outside of Crites who makes headers for a 351W in a 64 Falcon?
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Not trying to highjack thread OP, but does anybody know anybody outside of Crites who makes headers for a 351W in a 64 Falcon?
Not with a 351w and shock towers.
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For overall fit, finish and performance I would recommend Dougs. Pricey but worth every penny.

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For overall fit, finish and performance I would recommend Dougs. Pricey but worth every penny.
I don't know what engine you have but I put a set of shorty headers in my 64 sprint with shock towers cut out with a 408 stroker motor. No problems.


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