What did you do to your Maverick or Comet today

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by ptpdub, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. mvw66gt

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    Put my Comet GT to bed for the winter and took stock of my parts collection and what I still need to start working on it in the spring. - Matt
     
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    I replaced my rear shocks and gave her a bath. She looks much better now.
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    This weekend, started wiring up the 5.0 EFI with the painless harness, put the long tube headers on and started mocking up the exhaust, then decided to go ahead and pull the C4 and put in the AOD from the donor car before I tightened down the headers. Everything was going fine until I got to looking at the shift linkage. The drivers side long tube headers come in very close to the shift linkage and would melt the rubber covering. The AOD from the Cougar donor floor shifter has a cable system, but is reversed from a hard linkage system that is stock on the factory floor shift (shift lever points down on the donor). The TV cable lever won't allow the shift linkage to be swapped to the upright position. Looks like shorty headers are in my future or I may go back in with the C4 for now. With that now on hold while I ponder it, will go ahead and start the fuel system mods for the EFI. I can manually shift the AOD and raise the rear wheels to get the first start on it if I have to.
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    went to Summit and picked up a few more odds and ends. got the mod done on my air breather.

    Thanks to"My Harold"...:thumbs2:
     
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    smegnl Roger Saffle Supporting Member

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    Test fitted the headers

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    Are those headers supposed to fit Maverick? I don't see it happnin'. The #7 tube is going to be just about where the gas pedal currently sits(yes I mean inside the car) and no chance #8 is going to clear the steering box.

    This is amount of clearance between engine and steering sector.

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    smegnl Roger Saffle Supporting Member

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    They are Hooker 6901 and from reading on here they are supposed to fit. Now im worried.
     
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    Hotrock Rick, an MCCI Member Supporting Member

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    If those are Hooker 6901s and they appear to be; they should fit. Number seven and eight run beside and behind the steering box respectively and continue on past the rear of the engine block . That is assuming Hooker didn't screw up and the tube curves coming off the header flange are not as aggressive as they need to be . Hard to tell from your picture.

    I believe your headers will fit.

    6901s install quite easily from below. As I recall, you do have to get your car well off the floor both front and rear.

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    I hope my observation is wrong(As Archie Bunker would say... Optical conclusion?). The #7 pipe on Rick's header appears to be at a 90*, whereas Roger's is maybe 35* rearward. Rick's #8 pipe angles slightly rearward then toward front & 90* to rear. Until under car, neither pipe is past the mating of engine & transmission.
     
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    As much as I value your experience and comments , I hope so too
     
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    Those headers look like the one's that came off my car. The only real way to find out is when they are installed-- that's where the "Rubber meets the Road". I found pic on my phone and the only tube that curves slightly different is the second tube front of engine. My headers were rusted out and fumes getting in car. Hopefully all will go well.
     
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    Received my engine gasket kit today... in a comically oversized box from Amazon.
     
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