GT40p Heads - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Off Topic Forums > General Car Discussion



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 01-08-2012, 02:09 AM   #1
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Utah
Posts: 10
GT40p Heads

Were there any vehicles other than the explorer that came with these heads if not, then what year of explorer do I need to find?
fairmont5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-08-2012, 02:33 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
Supporter
 
93slowstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Walker
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 3,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by fairmont5.0
Were there any vehicles other than the explorer that came with these heads if not, then what year of explorer do I need to find?
Just the mid 97-2001 explorers.
__________________


93 GT with more junkyard mods than you can imagine.
90 GT bone stock down to the air filter, awaiting restoration.
Join Mustang Evolution today. Click here
93slowstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Utah
Posts: 10
Alright thank you I've been wondering so that I can go out and find some for my car to put on after I do my rebuild
fairmont5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-08-2012, 03:25 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
Supporter
 
93slowstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Walker
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 3,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by fairmont5.0
Alright thank you I've been wondering so that I can go out and find some for my car to put on after I do my rebuild
No problem, if you want regular gt40 heads th 96-early 97 explorers have those. The have the standard spark plug angle so header clearance isn't a problem.
__________________


93 GT with more junkyard mods than you can imagine.
90 GT bone stock down to the air filter, awaiting restoration.
Join Mustang Evolution today. Click here
93slowstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 03:25 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mile high JDF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Thronton
Region: Colorado
Posts: 5,989
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought I heard that you would have header/exhaust manifold clearance issues of you put those heads on your car.
__________________
Sold - Black 2000 Mustang GT, gone but definitely not forgotten
- Silver 2007 Corvette
Current - DHG 2001 Bullitt
Mile high JDF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 03:29 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
Supporter
 
93slowstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Walker
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 3,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDF
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought I heard that you would have header/exhaust manifold clearance issues of you put those heads on your car.
Yes you do with the spark plugs.
__________________


93 GT with more junkyard mods than you can imagine.
90 GT bone stock down to the air filter, awaiting restoration.
Join Mustang Evolution today. Click here
93slowstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 03:35 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mile high JDF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Thronton
Region: Colorado
Posts: 5,989
Ok, just making sure
__________________
Sold - Black 2000 Mustang GT, gone but definitely not forgotten
- Silver 2007 Corvette
Current - DHG 2001 Bullitt
Mile high JDF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 02:14 AM   #8
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Utah
Posts: 10
So its smarter to go with the gt40 head instead of the gt40p

---------- Post added at 01:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:14 AM ----------

?
fairmont5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 05:57 AM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
Supporter
 
93slowstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Walker
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 3,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by fairmont5.0
So its smarter to go with the gt40 head instead of the gt40p

---------- Post added at 01:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:14 AM ----------

?
You will get the most gains out of the gt40p heads. They make headers specifically for the P heads. The gt40's are easier because of the standard spark plug angle.
__________________


93 GT with more junkyard mods than you can imagine.
90 GT bone stock down to the air filter, awaiting restoration.
Join Mustang Evolution today. Click here
93slowstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 10:18 PM   #10
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Utah
Posts: 10
Alright thanks I'm just looking for low budget horsepower gains if I had the money id just get afr's and call it good lol
fairmont5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 06:26 PM   #11
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 10
Re: GT40p Heads

Just saw this thread, I have the GT40p heads on my 351w. I had to have the head bolt holes drilled out to 1/2 inch, and I used the BBK headers. They bolt up fine and clearance isnt too much of an issue. I had to use 90 degree boots on the plugs and heat resist sleeves around the wires/boots on the drivers side only. BBK headers are much cheaper then the ones specifically for the p heads.
JPCooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
Newline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 156
Will the bbk headers allow the plugs to fit?
Newline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 08:16 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
Supporter
 
93slowstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Walker
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 3,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newline
Will the bbk headers allow the plugs to fit?
Yes but it's tight. I have to pull my driver side header off to change the #7 plug on mine.
__________________


93 GT with more junkyard mods than you can imagine.
90 GT bone stock down to the air filter, awaiting restoration.
Join Mustang Evolution today. Click here
93slowstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 06:29 AM   #14
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 10
Re: GT40p Heads

You'll definately need to drop the driver's side header. I was easier to install 6,7,&8 plugs with the header out of the way. Youre gonna need to have 90 degree plug boots instead of straight to clear the header tubes. I also used "Cool-it" thermotec plug wire sleeves on the driver's side just to make sure the wires didnt get too close and burn on the headers. Still alot cheaper than the almost $500 for the "p" headers.
JPCooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 01:21 AM   #15
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Utah
Posts: 10
Alright good to know, but will my car still have the clearence issues if its not a mustang?
fairmont5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
Newline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 156
Yeah it's just the motor to header relationship
Newline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 09:49 AM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
stampde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Manalapan
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 1,880
Re: GT40p Heads

Quote:
Originally Posted by 93slowstang View Post
Yes but it's tight. I have to pull my driver side header off to change the #7 plug on mine.
ever tried using a box end wrench on that plug ??
i had those heads before but with long tubes and thats what i did to change the plugs ..... didn't have to remove them ........
__________________
2011 GT Auto
stampde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 02:56 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
Supporter
 
93slowstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Walker
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 3,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by stampde

ever tried using a box end wrench on that plug ??
i had those heads before but with long tubes and thats what i did to change the plugs ..... didn't have to remove them ........
Yeah I've tried that and cutting a spark plug socket up, there's just not quite enough room. Works for the others though.
__________________


93 GT with more junkyard mods than you can imagine.
90 GT bone stock down to the air filter, awaiting restoration.
Join Mustang Evolution today. Click here
93slowstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Off Topic Forums > General Car Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good Information Thread. ESG642T Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 10 01-13-2012 09:00 AM
gt40p heads Robbie94gt 1979-1995 Mustang GT 3 01-02-2012 10:28 PM
New to this...gt40p heads vs 351 Windsor.. Ponyboy66 1979-1995 Mustang GT 8 12-30-2011 11:24 PM
E7 heads or Gt40 heads? Qwik Four Six 1979-1995 Mustang GT 18 10-29-2011 10:59 PM
Cumbustion chamber size Mustang1968kr 1979-1995 Mustang GT 2 08-23-2011 12:51 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



12:02 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.