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Old 06-22-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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Need some help with my 84

I just bought a 84 5.0 convert, CFI, AOD. I hate the CFI and would like to convert to a Holley carb. I know I'll have to switch the gas tank and fuel pump. Can I just disconnect the EEC and run a Mallory dist (or get an older Duraspark distrubutor and brain). Anyone here done this? Also, recommendations on headers? I see alot of the companies offer shorties for 86 on up, what's the difference? Anyone know why they aren't listed for 79 on up?
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Re: Need some help with my 84

Not sure about the fuel delivery conversion, but as far as the exhaust goes, you can use any headers on your car made for a 79-93 Stang with a 5.0L.

The reason they say 86-93 is because that's the years the cars came with dual exaust, not a Y-pipe - in order to run dual exhaust on your 84 you'll need to pick up one of Ford's double-hump tranny crossmembers or you won't be able to run the exhaust without the passenger side pipe almost touching the ground. You can buy them anywhere - I just linked to Jegs because that's where I got mine from, but looking back, I could've just bought it locally if I'd looked around though.

I bought a set of ceramic coated Hedman E/L shorties for my 83 and they're great IMO. My car's still mostly stock and I'm not making huge power, so longtubes aren't needed at this point.
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Re: Need some help with my 84

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The reason they say 86-93 is because that's the years the cars came with dual exaust, not a Y-pipe - in order to run dual exhaust on your 84 you'll need to pick up one of Ford's double-hump tranny crossmembers

I got mine at at a local junk yard for like 15 buck you might want to look in to that
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I got mine at at a local junk yard for like 15 buck you might want to look in to that
Good call. You can do that too
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Re: Need some help with my 84

use the proform gm type hei dist for it....simple 1-wire hookup for the power source. useing this on my 84 vert that i changed over from a 3.8 v6.
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