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    Default 88 TBird 5.0L MAC longtubes and motor mounts?

    I may have a future project of putting a 5.0L (GT40P) in a 88turbocoupe. I understand that the MAC longtubes should work okay with the GT40P's but what about those funny motor mounts? I caught hell finding mounts (the part that bolts to the motor) to use or just use as a template if I need to fab new ones. I think the non-hydro style rubber mount units that are sold by NAPA is best for this job but I would think the steel part on motor will the clearance concern, you tell me guys.....Ken.
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    i put in a mustang kmember so i could use aftermarket poly mounts and get better clearance. dosnt take to long.
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    I have GT40Ps on mine but I used Ford Racing Stainless shorty headers. They fit ok but I had to cut a notch in the driver's side mount top so the #1 tube would fit with out having to ding it.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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    Within the next few months, I may have a set of Mac-long tubes and matching pro-chamber up for sale...as well as a set of Chucks poly motor mounts that have treated me very good...The headers are ceramic coated by the way...still look real nice.

    If you have a little patience, I can get you a good price.

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    Yes sick88, I might be interested in the headers. If you had them on an 88 tbird, they must of worked ok on the bird's funny K member, correct? As thunderjet said, the Ford Racing shorties have a close fit concern on the left site but I hoped the long tubes were not a problem....Ken.
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    ChuckW's mounts should allow you to run anything. I don't know if he has any left right now though.....
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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