- Dec 11, 2008
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- Southern Illinois
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- Engine Size
- 2.8 soon to be 5.0
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Would love pictures of the 89500's on a 4x4 and how the exhaust hooks up to them if possible. I am planning on a FSD44 ttb swap next spring/summer (have the trussed beams and brackets already), and not sure how headers would be effected by that right now as it appeared the one side pretty well dumped directly into one of the axle beams.Looks like your making progress on your swap, but a few things to think about. Mainly with using your stock radiator. You are probably going to run into overheating issues, remember the stock unit was not designed to cool a V-8. It may work for you, but don't be surprised if it doesn't. I have a James Duff that tucks up into the stock supports and have a few inces of clearance from the fan(i run a mechanical fan, no srp, with a short neck water pump. May not be possible with your set-up though). I think you said you had a Be-Cool, try it for fit.
Headers. if you have the Headmans, see if they will fit. Im using (Im sure they are the 89500's) on a 4x4 84 Ranger, with no issues( Im using a C-6 for a transmission also). The passenger side is tight, but not tight enough to cause clearance issues (I did grind the lip off of the crossmsmber to be safe). If you want some pics I can get some for you.
I had problems with the Edelbrock series of carbs (even their so called "Off-Road" version) when wheeling. They have a common fuel trough on the back of the carb feeding both bowls, and when off camber it would starve one side and flood the other. I was told to put a piece of fuel tubing in there to combat the problem, but I never had any luck. I run an old Q-Jet now (looking for a good stand alone FI set up for it).
I understand the budget constraints, I did mine the first time the same way, but a few extra steps now may save you some hair pulling, blood, and keep your blood pressure down later.
Keep us updated on your progress.:icon_thumby::icon_welder:
I am not sure now. I haven't tried the 89500s I have yet and I do have some exhaust manifolds laying there that can be used. Best answer I have is maybe...Do you still need headers? I believe I still have the stock Expo ones of my swap. I will have to make a call to find out though.