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Great job 4xPepe', I am sure it will help out many of us. Especially me if and when I get the money to do that....on top of everything else I would like to do to the Bronco...


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That's one of the best write ups I've seen Pepe!!! :cheers: :cheers: So how long did the whole process actually take, break included?? And did I understand it correctly, are you coming down to Florida?
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That's one of the best write ups I've seen Pepe!!! :cheers: :cheers: So how long did the whole process actually take, break included?? And did I understand it correctly, are you coming down to Florida?
Process took me a few days, but if you took away all the BS and I figure it probably took me a flat 5-6 hrs removing, cleaning and re-installing the headers... including an hour eating pizza and having a shake. Keep in mind this was my first time and I do alot of lookin' and checkin' before I go jumpin into the next step.

As to the Florida question... it's a HUGE possability I'll be a Tampa resident in 30 days, not sure yet.

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Great job 4xPepe', I am sure it will help out many of us. Especially me if and when I get the money to do that...
Then it's all worth it!

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As far as the valve covers, I would say 5-10 foot lbs should be fine, but ... I always us the German tech manual for covers... Good-n-tight!!
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As far as the valve covers, I would say 5-10 foot lbs should be fine, but ... I always us the German tech manual for covers... Good-n-tight!!
I thought that was a Swedish Virgin... "Goodntight". Sounds good to me!
Hard to come by... but Id be all over it!!

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tampa? dude, thats gonna be culture shock. valve cover gaskets are pretty easy. dont let that upper malifold scare ya. all the efi stuff unplugs easy, and they all are a different shaped plug, so you cant put it back together wrong. just use a good gasket, clean every surface with brake cleaner, and use a little rtv and you should be good to go for a long while. i havent had one drop of oil on my motor since i rebuilt it. just get it clean and the gaskets will seal good.

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I tawt you were gonna put them on the babies high chair. :mrgreen:

Good job Pepe`, it only took you about 6 hours, heck between you and me it should only take us about a month or two to get my lift installed. hehehehe

Seriously, good right up you Floridian you. Be nice if your here for the forth of July, We plans on taken a trip to Naples which is only a few Hours away from Tampa.

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I've had problems accessing spark plugs in header equipped rigs and I holesawed 1-1/8" holes in the fenderwells where a long extension (or 2) would go straight in and the socket would hit each spark plug. It might work on newer Broncos, I dunno.

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Not with the pacsetter headers it won't!

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Yeah, some sets are like that. Really good writeup you did. I think you bled on the coil spring. Nice touch. You're in Post Falls? Nice and close to the State Line Speedway. That's an awesome track.

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Yeah, some sets are like that. Really good writeup you did. I think you bled on the coil spring. Nice touch. You're in Post Falls? Nice and close to the State Line Speedway. That's an awesome track.
Yea... Fords and Harleys like a little blood sacrafice to make it all go well! :twisted: I didn't even notice that one... as you could tell by my response.
Thanks for the kind words on the write-up!
I am very close to the StateLine Speedway... love to go there. Racing season is coming and watching our little local circle track and figure eight races beats the hell out of watching the boob-tube races!
You ever come up to the area?

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After looking at your writeup, I can see why that passenger side would be a b!tch to replace the plugs. What a crazy design. :flipoff: to Pacesetter. As stated earlier, excellent job on the details. :cheers: rockon
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I go there once in a while for softball tournaments in Cd'A.

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After looking at your writeup, I can see why that passenger side would be a b!tch to replace the plugs. What a crazy design. :flipoff: to Pacesetter. As stated earlier, excellent job on the details. :cheers: rockon
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After looking at your writeup, I can see why that passenger side would be a b!tch to replace the plugs. What a crazy design. :flipoff: to Pacesetter. As stated earlier, excellent job on the details. :cheers: rockon
Its equal length shortys in general... never again!! :flipoff: :flipoff: I F'in hate em so bad!! Figured I got something for my worst mod when im in petersons..

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Its equal length shortys in general... never again!! :flipoff: :flipoff: I F'in hate em so bad!! Figured I got something for my worst mod when im in petersons..
I have equal lenght headers from MAC, I can get to all the plugs, and I have the devils GT40P spark plug angle from hell heads. I got the 302 version on my 351, the pass side did not fit next to the AC. So I have a Ford racing performance parts header on that side.

I planed both headers so i can replace spark plugs anytime.
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nice write up pepe` i will be doing headers soon i hope

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Its equal length shortys in general... never again!! :flipoff: :flipoff: I F'in hate em so bad!! Figured I got something for my worst mod when im in petersons..
I have equal lenght headers from MAC, I can get to all the plugs, and I have the devils GT40P spark plug angle from hell heads. I got the 302 version on my 351, the pass side did not fit next to the AC. So I have a Ford racing performance parts header on that side.

I planed both headers so i can replace spark plugs anytime.
Thats cool, you didnt specify if you had direct replacement Equal lengths, Direct replacement means they fit in the place of manifolds, with the equal lengthness that equates to a tangled mess of 14-16" of pipe in 3" of space. That angle your talking about is 90 degrees out from the head, so its really no angle at all lol.

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Thats cool, you didnt specify if you had direct replacement Equal lengths, Direct replacement means they fit in the place of manifolds, with the equal lengthness that equates to a tangled mess of 14-16" of pipe in 3" of space. That angle your talking about is 90 degrees out from the head, so its really no angle at all lol.
The Header on the drivers side is a equal length direct replacement, so it should fit up to stock exhaust. BUT I got rig of my stock exhaust at the same time of the headers. Complete performance exhaust system.

The header on the passenger side is an unequal length direct replacement headers for a 88-93 Mustang. So it wouldn't fit on the stock exhaust.

The headers are dumped into 2.5" collectors, which both get combined into a 3" Y where the first stock converter used to be. The its 3" into the muffler and a custome 3" tail pipe.
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the drivers side is the only one ive tried to replace plugs on. I had carb problems when I first got my engine in, so wanted to check em out. Somehow got the front one loosened, but couldnt get it out of the hole!!!

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