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Old 03-25-2014, 01:02 PM
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Default 5.4v Into a Fox Body?

Anyone do this swap?

I am doing a 5.4 4v swap with a Sullivan intake into my '89 hatch but I am hung up on getting headers.

Anyone else do this swap?
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:32 PM
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hit up Matt (neverenuff)
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I thought I read that a 4.6 shorty header will work but the mid pipe will have to be modified due to height and width difference.
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That is also my dream swap into a notch so please keep this thread updated with any issues or how the swap goes
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I thought I read that a 4.6 shorty header will work but the mid pipe will have to be modified due to height and width difference.
As long as I get clear of the body the rest of the exhaust we can build. I just don't feel like building headers or paying someone a hundred a tube, plus materials, to build them for me.
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That is also my dream swap into a notch so please keep this thread updated with any issues or how the swap goes
I will do one of my usual build threads as long as Glen doesn't complain that I work on "rusty junk."

Here is the car that we are starting with:



It is getting a Sullivan intake and a carb set up. Electronics will be a DIS6. We will be putting a fogger on it and we intend to spray it with about a 300 shot.

I have been accumulating parts for a while. Now I just need to accumulate some time!
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was wondering when this build would start!!

looks like she belongs in there...
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was wondering when this build would start!!
The motor was being built...

Now the target is to be at the tracjk with it in the fall.

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Right up until the part where we have to get headers to fit!!!
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Do you know anyone with 4v shorties or even stock logs you could borrow to see if they fit
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Do you know anyone with 4v shorties or even stock logs you could borrow to see if they fit
Not yet....

I may buy something off of eBay or elsewhere just to give it a whirl.

There was a place called FTP that made long tubes but I can not find their contact information.
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I will do one of my usual build threads as long as Glen doesn't complain that I work on "rusty junk."
I'm still trying to figure out where the heck you find the time to work on all this rusty old junk. What are you on a 3x12 work week downtown?
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I'm still trying to figure out where the heck you find the time to work on all this rusty old junk. What are you on a 3x12 work week downtown?
I am retired. Rust flows through my veins.
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No one currently makes an off the shelf header for the 5.4...save for the 197 platforms. I too will be tackling this issue/problem when I drop in my 5.4 this year. I even have a harder job as I will be using the GT heads which have a diff bolt pattern than normal 4v heads.

I will however be using motor plates and mid plates. This will help by getting the motor mounts out of the way giving me more room to make my headers. I will be trying this out by making my own set. I have my machine shop cutting me some GT flanges and Ill be making mine out of 1 7/8-2" primaries to 3.5" collectors.

other than that...If I was running run of the mill 4v heads, I would honestly just buy a set of MAC headers and cut them to make them work. For the price and material needed to make them work. I wouldn't see it being much of a problem.
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