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PostSubject: BBK Shorties   Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:55 pm

I put shorty BBK headers in my car 79 302 Fairmont.I had to get the cutting torches out to cut the exhaust flange has anyone else had this problem Mad
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PostSubject: Re: BBK Shorties   Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:11 pm

I had to dimple my off-road H-pipe (I think it's BBK, but I'm not sure) to make it fit around the rear K-member mounts...

And that's with stock manifolds.
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PostSubject: Re: BBK Shorties   Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:52 am

The reason i had to cut the flange is that my shift linkage was getting stuck and i couldnt get into drive.But that wil all be remedied when i put the bucket seats and floor shifter in
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PostSubject: Re: BBK Shorties   Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:20 pm

i know the early 80's Mustangs had a floor shifter without a console, they had a trim piece that went around th shifter,i 'll check to see if i have one, if i do, its yours for the shipping, dont hold your breath as i have been scrapping/selling/giving stuff away. i think i may have a shifter for a c-4 and maybe an AOD, but i am thinking the AOD was in a console. you know the drill, as soon as you thro something away, you need it. anyway i seem to remember a post by FOX81 from Tucson who put a console in his car from an early 80's mustang, check some of the old postings. i actually saw his car and it looked like it came with the car, great fit.

you know i think the 85 LTD Crown Vic steering collumn with tilt would fit your car also.

just about any seat from an 80 model up to 2004 will fit your fairmont, and ive seen 05 & up in some other fox bodies as well.

that sure is a nice ride you have there.
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PostSubject: Re: BBK Shorties   Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:31 pm

I have a nice tilt colum from a mustang But Im not sure what shifter i will be putting in the car.I dont want to get to crazy i would like to have it as stock looking as i can.The car is a blast to drive and i get stopped alot people trying to figuire out what kind of car it is.Thanks for the heads up on the seats
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PostSubject: Re: BBK Shorties   Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:07 am

I have BBK shorties on my 351w ....I had no issues at all. But I also have a floor shifter and custom exhaust. So I guess I am no help !!! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: BBK Shorties   Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:26 am

sorry cant find a stand-alone floor shifter, all i have is a AOD style with different shifter plates. it would look like crap with out a console, try the bone yards or e-bay.

i like the 94-04 seats most have power , some even have lumbar. real easy to wire up also.

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PostSubject: Re: BBK Shorties   Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:05 am

The problem in this little hick town is that we have 2 auto wreckers.Not much of a choice and if we want anything its an hour drive to the boat then an hour and a half boat ride to the mainland for good parts.And for a 2 way trip on the boat its $160.I havnt seen another Zor F in this town
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PostSubject: Re: BBK Shorties   Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:29 am

WOW, thats a lotta wedge for driving a car on and off a boat. sounds like you need a trailer or van. you got to make that trip pays for itself.

thats the price you pay for exclusivity, i had to pay tax on my outside water taps, it really pissed me off to pay dog tax when my dog didn't get AM ot FM.

have you tried E-Bay, or will the shipping be rediculous?
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PostSubject: Re: BBK Shorties   Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:49 am

I havnt been able to find much for this car on ebay and yes shippig over to this island is nuts then anything over $100 from the states we usually get nailed another 30% if not more for customs charges.I thought we had free trade but thats just for the rich i guess
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