Explorer Block hugger headers - TCCoA Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 3
Explorer Block hugger headers

I have read alot of threads here about headers for the MN12, just curious if anyone has tried to make Dynomax Block huggers or other explorer headers work?. I have a set GT-40P heads.

Last edited by mrbowlernc; 03-03-2011 at 07:45 AM.
mrbowlernc is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 10:31 PM
LOLA's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kansas City
Age: 52
Posts: 1,215
The only true Explorer headers out there are Torque Monster and they will not fit period.

I don't see the block hugger headers fitting either.
LOLA is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 01:40 PM
No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!

Grog6's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
Age: 56
Posts: 10,043
The problem is the steering shaft; there's a mod somewhere here for adding ujoints to it to make mustang headers fit, but you'd have to search it out.

Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.

"War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Ignorance Is Strength." - George Orwell.
Truth Isn't Truth. - Rudy Giuliani, 2018 Award winner, “Most Outrageous Diversion” by MSNBC for this quote
Grog6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2011, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 3
thanks! say the article out there for the steering rod mod. will be going with GT-40P heads. decided to just modify a set of mustang headers using parts from custom header websites. I'll let everyone how it turns out when i finish.
mrbowlernc is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2011, 02:46 PM
Seasoned PostWhore

Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
Age: 36
Posts: 7,430
Send a message via AIM to MadMikeyL
A cheap trick to run GT40 P heads with factory headers is to cut the flange off the explorer manifolds and use it as a spacer. That will give an extra 1/2" of clearance, which is just enough to avoid burning up plug wires, but small enough that you won't create other issues.

-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad
MadMikeyL is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome