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Username Post: Exhaust manifolds for V8 Swap        (Topic#179049)
uckeemo 
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06-04-19 05:44 AM - Post#2767673    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Do you have pictures of the manifolds? I have a 50" Deluxe and I'm dropping a 283 in it with a Mustang II IFS. Do yo have manifolds that would work? If so How much? Sorry for hyjacking your thread.



 


56sedandelivery 
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06-04-19 08:40 AM - Post#2767678    
    In response to uckeemo

No photos, sorry. I have none for sale either. Since you're using a M-II, your options really open up; the limiting factor with the stock front suspension is the location of the steering box that is in the way of most exhaust dumps.
I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
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06-04-19 05:57 PM - Post#2767721    
    In response to sharkfoodjohnny

  • sharkfoodjohnny Said:
I am new to this forum and most of my questions have been answered just by reading these posts. My project is a 52 wagon that I just put a small block in with an auto. I'm retaining the stock front suspension but can"t seem to find exhaust manifolds that will clear the steering link. I bought the Sanderson headers they make for just this swap, but I'm still getting interference. Also, I used the Walton engine and crossmember kit,if that makes a difference.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.





Hi!!! I used 1999 Tahoe manifolds. The stick out aWay from the
Motor in the rear, but you’ll trim the firewall brace anyway, and these breath REALLY nice.

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

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Shepherd 
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06-05-19 04:02 AM - Post#2767739    
    In response to uckeemo

My 51 with M11 front end, sbc. Used the cast Ram's horn manifolds, fit up nicely.



 
drew1987 
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06-05-19 05:19 AM - Post#2767742    
    In response to uckeemo

With M2 I’d do Rams horns too, but with 49-54 front end you’ll never be able to rush left

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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DZAUTO 
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06-05-19 07:19 AM - Post#2767747    
    In response to drew1987

I went back to my earlier replies and re-posted the pictures. For some reason, Photobucket went through a period of crazieness and older pictures no longer could be seen.
the later style manifolds, as shown above will work just fine. BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT, I prefer the early Chevelle/Camaro style manifolds, ESPECIALLY the left side, because of two reasons.
First, the early Chevelle/Camaro style manifolds will allow easier access to spark plugs and routing of the plug wires.
Second, the 64-68 LEFT side Chevelle manifold has a bracket cast onto the front of the manifold for mounting an alternator, which makes installing an alternator SOOOOOOOOOOO much simpler.












I installed the first V8 in the 51 in 1967, and used the Chevelle style manifolds and they still work fine. I also installed a much earlier style air cond with a big under dash unit. It still works fine.
The engine that is in the 51 now is a 389 (.060in over 383) which I built a few years ago. Some how, number 1 piston got broken, I parked the car and it sat for 7yrs.



A few months ago, I got motivated to take the 51 off the lift and tear into the engine. I replaced all 8 pistons and rings.
At that time, I had installed an early Z28 manifold and Q-jet. When I installed the new pistons/rings, I went back with my 2x4 setup, which had been sealed up in a plastic bag, that was on the shelf for 30+yrs. I also bought a repo 57 Batwing air cleaner (they are ugly, but I just wanted one).

This is the engine when I originally had the Z28 intake/Q-jet on it.



Taken apart for new pistons (sorry, I don't know why this picture is so big!!!).



Back together and running great with the 2x4 setup and Batwing air cleaner.




 


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