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ranchbird
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engine compartment

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Been cleaning up the engine compartment and adding a few goody's, Mummert intake and valley pan, Mallory unilite tach drive distributor, alternator, aluminum radiator, and Sanderson headers.
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thessler
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Very nice, I like it.

ranchbird
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Post by ranchbird »

Thank you sir, I'm sure I've offended some people using a different air cleaner and not painting the motor red. But that's ok everything I have removed or modified I kept and can be put back if so desired.

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I like it too, It's your car make it the way you like . It's smart to keep the OEM stuff you can always put it back.
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Very nice indeed. Clean and simple
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Jim G
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Nice—. Where did you get the headers and would they fit on a ‘56 Bird with power steering and power brakes—( left side stuff) Jim G

ranchbird
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I bought the headers through summit racing, I have had these for a couple of years and just got around to putting them on. I checked there web site and they have gone up in price since I bought mine. They are very good quality with thick flanges and bolt on easy.They fit 55-57 t-birds with any option, automatic or stick. The drivers side actually wraps around the steering column and the bolt on collector angles down through the equalizer bar for the clutch on mine, it would be simpler with an automatic. Also had to tweek the dip stick tube a little bit to go between the two center pipes on the passenger side.

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