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Old 03-30-2010, 10:06 AM
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Default V8 in a Ranger

Hey all, I am new to the game!!! I have a 89 Ranger with a big stroker motor and need a set of headers. Can anyone direct me to where I buy a set?? Thanks
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:00 PM
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Will need to know base engine size (ex, is it a 5.0L?) and transmission. What are you working with, what kind of heads, mounts, 2wd/4wd etc?
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:56 AM
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it was a 302 with a 347 stroker kit, it has a Tremic (? on spelling) 5 speed tranny. it has a Demon 600 carb
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:20 AM
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it was a 302 with a 347 stroker kit, it has a Tremic (? on spelling) 5 speed tranny. it has a Demon 600 carb
Might be able to get away with a set of Tri-Ys. Would be worth while searching what combos others have used with these, I know they won't play well with a 164 tooth AOD, but a lot of people seem to perfer them. Stay away from the Hedman 89500s. It's been said that Hedman 88400 are a better choice.

The 89500 passenger side header points strait down to the suspension and causes clearance issues. I used these headers and had to do a little bit of modifying to make sure the i-beam doesn't collide (I have GT40 heads). Most headers I have seen for swapping are the 89500s so make sure you know what you're looking at before committing to anything.

Also, if you have GT40-P heads, this changes the whole ball game. The spark plug angles are different and have different needs. Definitely will have to check into what heads you have before making a selection...

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:30 AM
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thanks for the info on the headers. yea the space looks awfully tight no matter what you use. the man who built it made his own and i have a leak on one of the welds, plus i wanted a better fit especially around the steering linkage. I will be checking to see what kind of heads they are and get back with you, that way you can point young grass hopper down the correct path!! Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:11 AM
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Default Re: V8 in a Ranger

If it's the 5.0 headers your looking for, Advanced adapters makes them custom for the Ranger, or look for some out of a 5.0 Explorer.
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