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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hedman Shorty headers

I put a 1989 Mustang 302 with bellhousing, clutch, and T5 in a 64 Sprint convertible. The Hedman shorty headers I orfered fit like a glove but now I am wondering if any one else has done this in a 60's falcon and if so what they did for clutch linkage.

If this was an automatic it would be a no brainer. I sure hope I can get these things to work. They look great.
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You can go with a Hydro clutch..I would see what Modern Driveline has.. They make T5 Kits for Falcons.. That is where I am going to get all my bits when I do my engine upgrade. The guys are very helpful in resolving your issues too.. I have spoke to them at length.. Told me what would work, what would not work etc..
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You can go with a Hydro clutch..I would see what Modern Driveline has.. They make T5 Kits for Falcons.. That is where I am going to get all my bits when I do my engine upgrade. The guys are very helpful in resolving your issues too.. I have spoke to them at length.. Told me what would work, what would not work etc..
Thanks. I have them on my radar. Another one that looks good is Mustang Steve's version. I was just hoping that some one on here has a similiar setup ( 64 falcon, 302 T5, Hedman headers) and could share his experience.
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I just installed a set of 88400 hedmans on a 5.0 t-5 and the driver side header dumped directly into the tab-clutch cable mount on the bellhousing. I have a dazecars hydraulic set-up so it wasn't an issue for me, however I did have to cut the cable mount off the bellhousing. On a side note these headers were purchased new in 97 or so and sat in my shop until now, so maybe hedman has made a change to them since.
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I used the Hedman shorties on my Falcon for awhile when I was running the 302 with T5. I had no problems with clearance nor cable. I welded a small bracket on the petal and bolted a Zoom quadrant to it. Ran the cable through the firewall and to the clutch arm. I used a Fox body cable. I still run a T5, but FPA long tube headers on the 347. Same clutch cable. I still have the Hedman headers.
I fabricated a support plate on the firewall to attach the brake booster and run the cable through.

"Tell it like it is or don't tell it at all" 1964 Falcon 2dr HT, 347V8 4V, dual exhaust, 5sp, pwr assist R&P steering, AM radio, heater with defrost and 2sp fan, electric windshield wipers, cigar lighter, dlx light group, bucket seats, console and full carpet.
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Re: Hedman Shorty headers

I am in the middle of doing the same to a 64. it has a c-4 but i have a t-5 i want to put in and was wondering the same on the headers. i was looking at the long hedmans and also the shorties. any thoughts on the long ones? also anybody have a wiring schematic for hooking up the efi harness off a 93 stang?
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I am in the middle of doing the same to a 64. it has a c-4 but i have a t-5 i want to put in and was wondering the same on the headers. i was looking at the long hedmans and also the shorties. any thoughts on the long ones? also anybody have a wiring schematic for hooking up the efi harness off a 93 stang?
The shorties work perfectly with the stock shock towers but the clutch is problematic unless you are planning on a hydraulic clutch.
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Well i ordered the shorties and a aluminum radiator for it, i am going to stick with the C-4 for now as this is suppose to be a low budget deal.
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also anybody have a wiring schematic for hooking up the efi harness off a 93 stang?
Make a separate post in the Mustang section, as you'll get many more leads. Here are a couple sources:

Ford Fuel Injection Wiring Harnesses
Mustang Wiring Diagrams 79-04 Mustang Diagrams

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The Hedman shorty headers I orfered fit like a glove
Exactly which headers is this? I got long tube Hedman's on my -64 and they sure don't fit well...
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Exactly which headers is this? I got long tube Hedman's on my -64 and they sure don't fit well...
Here are the ones I have.

Hedman Hedders 88400 - Hedman Street Hedders - Overview - SummitRacing.com

I had to trim a bolt on the passenger side shock tower but other than that they went on great.
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Here are the ones I have.

Hedman Hedders 88400 - Hedman Street Hedders - Overview - SummitRacing.com

I had to trim a bolt on the passenger side shock tower but other than that they went on great.
I've been checking out the 'elite' version of these. I like the thicker materials and heat barrier coating.

Heard they will work on a 351 too ! Think that would be possible?
It's pretty tight there now...
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I've been checking out the 'elite' version of these. I like the thicker materials and heat barrier coating.

Heard they will work on a 351 too ! Think that would be possible?
It's pretty tight there now...
Not sure. I still am not sure the ones I have now are going to work.
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Not sure. I still am not sure the ones I have now are going to work.
OK... But earlier they "bolted right up and cleared everything"...

Did I miss something?
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OK... But earlier they "bolted right up and cleared everything"...

Did I miss something?
There are a lot more issues than simply "bolting" up to the heads and clearing the shock towers and the steering box which they do. I still have to solve how I am going to hook up the clutch as the tab on the bell housing for the clutch cable appears that it will be in the way of the exhaust collector.

I think I can work around it but until I get to that point there is still some uncertainty. If I went with an automatic instead of a 5 speed it looks like it would be a easy.
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