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I'm building a 351w to replace the 302 in my '69 Torino. I have all winter, so I'm going to home port/pocket the E7TE heads for a mild street/show engine. I'm looking for exhaust manifold options:

1. Will 1st generation 351 parts will fit on an '87 or later head?
2. Wll it fit a Torino? I have a C4 w/floor shift, so not worried about the clearance.
3. What about porting 302 or 351 manifolds?
4. Can I use Mustang early or late model parts?
5. Anything else I'm not considering??

Even if I wanted to run headers, I can't because the owner before me welded the ps cylinder bracket to the frame. It's such a good weld, I doubt I can cut it off.

Thanks!
 

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Any windsor style manifold will bolt up to the E7 heads..Whether they will fit in your torino properly is another story...I don't think you will see much of a performance gain by grinding on the manifolds...As for your drop bracket dilemma I would either grind it off or have another piece fabbed up and welded to it to give you the clearance necessary for headers.
 

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Thanks frdnut! Were there stock high performance manifolds made? If not, I may run Hedman shorty headers because I know they'll fit, and won't have issue with clearing the cylinder. Long tube headers on Fords always seem to be a pain in the ass clearing the Bendix power steering.
 

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Thanks frdnut! Were there stock high performance manifolds made? If not, I may run Hedman shorty headers because I know they'll fit, and won't have issue with clearing the cylinder. Long tube headers on Fords always seem to be a pain in the ass clearing the Bendix power steering.
Some are a little better than others like the 289 HiPos or the 69-70 351 windsors but the truth is none of them are good for high performance...A shortie will be a little better but my choice would be long tubes if you are after max performance.
 

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If these would work for you, i;d sell em cheap.
Hedman long tubes, coated with the new POR-Hi-heat paint in aluminum
Part # 88308 spec;d for 302-351 in 70's small Fords
They fit a 67 Mustang, 64 Fairlane
Brand new in the box- $160.00
 
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