What longtube headers fit the best in a fairmont


Asked by Dec 06, 2012 at 12:31 AM about the 1981 Ford Fairmont

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 81 Ford Fairmont Futura with a 5.0 5speed swap and was wondering which long tube header fits the best with that swap and the straight six k member

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Your fairmont,is the Fox Body..Everything built for a 79-93 mustang,will bolt right up to your fairmont,. I believe,the 6 K-member has the same general dimensions,as the V-8,though,I"d hunt a V-8 K down,at your local wrecking yard,as it is easy to swap out,and you"ll have no interference issues..I"ve built Many Fairmonts/zephyrs,into sleepers,using wrecked mustang GT"S as donars..Good Luck,and have fun with it,when your done!!


be careful of long tube headers. I made that mistake with the 78 Thunderbird. They rub everything!


im not doing the v8 k swap bc the straight six k is alot better than the 8 and i just pick up a set long tubes

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i have the summit racing brand longtube headers and so does my buddy and they fit better in my car with the straight six k member then my buddy's mustang with the v8 member. So the straight six k member is way better than the 8 cylinder one

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Dylan....are you on FourEyeForums?


no i am not why


Sorry, some one on there is doing the exact set up as you. Thanks for the respond tho !


nice can you send me the link



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Heres a couple more great site's: http://www.fordforumsonline.com/forum/ford-fairmont/ http://fairmont302.aforumfree.com/ and my own site: http://fast-fairmonts.weebly.com/index.html

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