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Post  windsor on January 28th 2014, 11:12 pm

A460 heads, 65 Falcon with Mustang II front end and AOD tranny...  how am I looking for header fab?  If i'm going custom headers will a motorplate really allow that much more room?






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Re: Header Fabrication

Post  cool40 on January 28th 2014, 11:22 pm

With your current front suspension setup a motor plate would be a plus.fender exit would be easy.lol
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Post  Dave C. on January 28th 2014, 11:29 pm

I'm getting ready to build some for the 65 ... Keep us posted with pics !

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Post  TravisRice on January 28th 2014, 11:40 pm

To make a nice set of any decent size ( 2 1/8 - 2 1/4 - 2 3/8" ) That side motor mount will be a real hindrance when trying to make the tubes equal length. Your gonna need all the room you can get. Still got to factor in the spark plug access, oil pan kickouts, steering shaft and starter woes ......... Get em out of there now and tie the front bars of the cage to the frame horns, and the engine plate to the front bars.

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Post  cool40 on January 29th 2014, 9:47 am

Yep. ..the steering shaft will make the driver side interesting.
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Re: Header Fabrication

Post  LivermoreDave on January 29th 2014, 10:22 am

If I had that task ... zoomies through the hood! ...  Shocked  ...

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Post  David Cole on January 29th 2014, 11:49 am

I would put FRONT fender exit headers on it. Reverse headers with a round hole exit in front of the front tire. Ward has his 98 Mustang done this way. Wish my T bird had them.



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Re: Header Fabrication

Post  windsor on January 29th 2014, 2:52 pm

Ha, thanks everyone for the input. This is a "street car" that will see lots of miles hopefully on Drag Week, so they pretty much have to be out the back and have mufflers, for my sake and also my wife and neighbors.

I've never heard of "frame horns" Thank goodness for google. I'll keep everyone posted...car is with fabricator working on the chassis/cage now.
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Post  windsor on January 29th 2014, 5:17 pm

Another question, I will be using new A460 heads. I know these are BBC exh patters. Are there any BBC headers out there that are a good candidate to cut up and modify?
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Post  Wheelie58 on January 29th 2014, 6:48 pm

I have cut and modified already built headers, and built ones from scratch.
If you want them to really fit and look nice, it will be real tough using a pre made header.
I got Hedman BBC flanges and they fit the Trick Flow 4.84" "Chevy type" pattern fine.
Hedman makes some weld up kits that you could use for the majority of material and just add a few J bends as needed to finish things up.
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Post  c.evans on January 29th 2014, 9:55 pm

Keith has the right idea, but what Mark McDonald uses around here is a DynoTech header kit for the BB Chevy. It might be a little more expensive than the Hedman, but it is complete and is a very nice kit.

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Re: Header Fabrication

Post  windsor on February 2nd 2014, 1:37 am

Thank you, gentlemen.
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