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Post #1 by econofan63 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:29 am

HI
Thinking of putting a header on my 200 when i rebuild it from ford six performance. Any one on here used one on an econoline? are there any clearance issues with it.

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Post #2 by 66 E100 Pickup » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:57 pm

I do not have one on my 200...the only ones that fit for sure are the Cliffords (I've seen a set-up in a 65 pickup). For this engine, it will take the shorty headers for the early broncos. There is a minor tweak needed at the starter, or you'll also need a mini-starter to replace the OEM unit. Depending on the 200, of course. There were some changes in starter location for the 200.

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Post #3 by econofan63 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:09 pm

thanks john
i take it you have a stock exhaust manifold on yours then? i was wondering how big a suit case i would need to fit the header in to bring it home to the UK "lol"

was toying with the idea of making my own header but thought if the ford six fitted right on it would be cheaper to buy.
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Post #4 by 66 E100 Pickup » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:17 am

They might fit (in your suitcase, that is)...53-2111 on the link below.

http://www.cliffordperformance.net/Merc ... _Code=F200

I'm building a '66 240 econoline truck... the one in the avatar. My 200 truck is a 3 window. I've got the Clifford's for the 240 engine...it looks like they will fit quite nicely.

Fabbing headers could be quite challenging.

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Post #5 by econofan63 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:55 am

hi john
my 200 has the high starter position does your 240, will those clifford ones clear it??

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Post #6 by 66 E100 Pickup » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:54 am

I haven't mounted the bell on the block yet...so no starter to align...but there is only one 240/300 starter so I do not anticipate a problem. However, installing/removal of the starter may be a challenge.

The 240 headers come in two parts. Not much difference in size than the OEM EFI exhausts. The header flange ends up being 1" below the cab floor. Based on the fact that others have used these without problems, I should be good to go...

The 144-250's had more variations. I actually saw these headers mounted on a 1965 170 engine. There was a starter issue on that one.

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Post #7 by brm » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:54 pm

Hi John and Mick
my truck is a 62 with a 170. I'm in the process of stripping it down for body and paint. I have the C.I. header and I will do a test fit before I pull the motor out. I'll try to get that done today.

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