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  FPA headers good??

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Stang72
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Posts: 326
From: Arkel,Zuid-Holland,Holland
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 09-02-2004 02:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang72        Reply w/Quote
in my search for headers for my 4v 351C..i found that FPA makes headers for a fair price.. but how is the quality on these headers???

anyone ever used them????

their asking 450 for chrome plated and 650 for coated..sounds ok to me..

ccode67
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Posts: 3285
From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 09-02-2004 06:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
I have them, they fit perfect, look great, and are holding up very well. Mine are the nickel chrome, 351W in a 67 with z-bar clutch linkage.
Thick flanges, stepped tube, ball type collector.
Talk to Stan, he knows his stuff.

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Stuart
MCA #48902
M&M #1091
67 stang 5 speed, 351W,
Edelbrock Performer RPM package

my photo page

Ryan Wilke
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Posts: 3237
From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 09-02-2004 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
If memory serves me correctly, aren't all FPA headers the "shorty" type headers? For the street, that's probably fine; but for that last HP at the dragstrip , you'll want long-tube headers.........yeah, long-tube headers hang lower, make more heat at the floorpan and are harder to install with clutch linkage, but the long-tube headers make more overall power.

GOOD LUCK!
Ryan

mainer
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Posts: 168
From: Bryant Pond, Maine
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 09-02-2004 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mainer        Reply w/Quote
I have them, build quality is very good and fit is excellent. They are shorter, but I wouldn't call them shorties. Pic is in my signature. I was concerned with power also but Keith Kraft put out 620hp thru a 408w with the same step header. Hope to have my car at the track in the next couple weeks and will post results.

don

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Tea'sGrabber
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Posts: 276
From: Seattle, Wash.
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 09-02-2004 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tea'sGrabber        Reply w/Quote
FPA headers are top notch.... I've known and raced with Stan for many years.. True Ford fanatic that knows his stuff... They have some pretty fast motors and cars out there.... JUST NOT AS FAST AS ME!!!!

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Stang72
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Posts: 326
From: Arkel,Zuid-Holland,Holland
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 09-02-2004 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang72        Reply w/Quote
Actually i corrosponded via E-mail with Stan.. ..due to his fair price and reading the good reviews here, he's awaiting my order

i just have to save up some money, i got a large order coming in over 2-3 weeks for the Stang/Cleveland..(among them finally,my fiberglass 3"Dominator hood!!!!!!!can't wait to see how that will look on the car!!)so that'll drain me for sure,..but it's a long time to go before next season!!

thanx guys!!

The_Dude
Journeyman

Posts: 23
From: Oregon
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 09-03-2004 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The_Dude        Reply w/Quote
I just installed a set on my '69 351w last night. I have power steering and a clutch linkage. Fit is very good and they don't hang low. All welds look like they were TIG welded. They are very high quality units.

ccode67
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Posts: 3285
From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 09-03-2004 06:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
Here's mine.
http://www.fordpowertrain.com/351_w_dart_and_std.htm

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Stuart
MCA #48902
M&M #1091
67 stang 5 speed, 351W,
Edelbrock Performer RPM package

my photo page

Stang72
Gearhead

Posts: 326
From: Arkel,Zuid-Holland,Holland
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 09-03-2004 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang72        Reply w/Quote
Looking really good,..now my mind is really set on a set of these!!!!

popeye
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Posts: 258
From: Dixon, IA USA
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 09-04-2004 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye        Reply w/Quote
DOES ANYONE HAVE A LINK TO FPA AND WHAT DOES FPA STAND FOR ?

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torino420
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Posts: 147
From: Tracy, California
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 09-04-2004 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for torino420        Reply w/Quote
http://www.fordpowertrain.com/

I run them too, good headers.

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popeye
Gearhead

Posts: 258
From: Dixon, IA USA
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 09-04-2004 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye        Reply w/Quote
THANKS FOR THE LINK

POPEYE

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