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T304 Stainless Manifold
Thor Power Offline
Senior Member
#1
Has anyone used this type of Stainless Steel manifold for stock location with either IHI or T3. http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-85-89-XR4TI...2034648443. Or http://www.ssautochromeinc.com/turbo-man...-manifold/

Any pros or cons in using this? I'm rebuilding my engine and want an alternative for my stock exhaust manifold.
88 Sports "Thor" disassembled
88 Grey 5spd Turbocoupe "Hooptie" ('09 Calendar) Parted out & crushed.(Tbird Heaven)
88 Black 5spd Turbocoupe Parted out & crushed. (Tbird Heaven)
88 Red 5spd Turbocoupe (newest member)
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Cheap junk from China. Expect fitment issues, and even if it does fit correctly, expect it to crack and warp within a year.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
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Thor Power Offline
Senior Member
#3
So you think I should just put back on my original exhaust manifold? I have full mods from Stinger from the 3" downpipe to SS tips. I just haven't done anything for the manifold. Is there a good performance manifold for our T-Birds worth buying?
88 Sports "Thor" disassembled
88 Grey 5spd Turbocoupe "Hooptie" ('09 Calendar) Parted out & crushed.(Tbird Heaven)
88 Black 5spd Turbocoupe Parted out & crushed. (Tbird Heaven)
88 Red 5spd Turbocoupe (newest member)
02 Lincoln Continental (road warrior)
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
The stock manifold isnt really that bad unless you are planning on really big power or going to a way larger turbo with a different bolt pattern than a T3 or IHI. You could port the E6 manifold you have, or see if you can find a used Bobs "big log" manifold, which are known to last nearly forever. There are good tube headers out there, but be prepared to pony up around $400 or more for them.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Thor Power Offline
Senior Member
#5
I think I'll try to port it or clean it up.
88 Sports "Thor" disassembled
88 Grey 5spd Turbocoupe "Hooptie" ('09 Calendar) Parted out & crushed.(Tbird Heaven)
88 Black 5spd Turbocoupe Parted out & crushed. (Tbird Heaven)
88 Red 5spd Turbocoupe (newest member)
02 Lincoln Continental (road warrior)
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#6
If you are after looks, you could always clean up the E6, smooth the exterior out a little, and have it ceramic coated.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Pete D Offline
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#7
This may help: http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads.p...Post225514

Pete Dunham


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