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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-23-2007, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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78 mustang ii header issues, help?

wuts up guys, my friends and I are attempting to install the custom headman headers on my 302, and it doesnt seem like it wants to fit. (The pass side has the one tube that goes under the crossmember). Is there any tricks? We needed to semi-pull the motor just to get the collectors to fit between the fender and bellhousing...but when we finaly fit them in, they dont line up with the ports and seem to be pinched between the firewall and the bellhousing...
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Aren't you supposed to put the headers in from below?..You may still have to jack the engine a little from side to side but it should be no big deal...Do you have the correct trans in the car?..I heard they take a special small bellhousing for an auto car but I'm not sure about a stick car...My brother has a set on his 78 king cobra and he didn't have any problems.

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we tried coming up from the bottom, but it didnt want to happen. I have the stock 4 spd manual. I heard that i might have to repalce a mount or something, but i cannot find anything online to support that.
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What I do is take the starter out, and the bolt in crossmember brace. I can slide mine in from under the car. I've got the same ones, they suck, but they're better than manifolds.
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i love my mustangs but all the 74-78 mustangs is good for is chop cut rebuild into a pro stock ride.
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hmm...i might try that. thanks guys for the advice!!
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ive only heard that the headers fit the small bellhousing C4, And dont fit the manual ... Sorry.



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i love my mustangs but all the 74-78 mustangs is good for is chop cut rebuild into a pro stock ride.
Sometimes is best to we keep our mouths shut and have someone think you're a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.


The one's I had had a slip connector in the #4 tube as well I cut the head flange and installed the middle 2 tubes then installed the #1 and #4 tubes after. I did have to jack the motor up slightly to get them to slide past though I believe.

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74-78's is a pos scrapped mine long ago only thing good about was the complete mex 302 in it standard bore and all no parts for them execpt junk yards and all they are is a stretched pinto waste of time fooling with one.
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If you don't have anything INTELLIGENT or constructive to add why not just go away?

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that is intelligent they are a pos simple as that and besides this topic sucks anyway.
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ive only heard that the headers fit the small bellhousing C4, And dont fit the manual ... Sorry.

I don't know if hedman made two different headers for this application(I doubt it) but my brother's car is a manual trans and the headers fit great.


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The anonymity that the internet offers does strange things to people - brings the a$$hole out in them..

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that is intelligent they are a pos simple as that and besides this topic sucks anyway.
People like you give the hotrodding hobby a bad name.
Just Shut The Hell, up and if you dont like the car fine, who Gives a Crap anyways?? Keep your opinons to yourself and if you dont have anything to add thats helpfull to him installing his headers on his car That HE likes (as well as tens of thousands of others) then dont reply. Simple as that!

I just think that its sad that anyone coming into the hobby would read your posts and think that its the right way to be.

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Please delete all the replys by "cammerstang65" posts that are insulting to the person that asked the question in the first place.




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On 2007-03-23 20:36, 71hotrodpinto wrote:
ive only heard that the headers fit the small bellhousing C4, And dont fit the manual ... Sorry.

I don't know if hedman made two different headers for this application(I doubt it) but my brother's car is a manual trans and the headers fit great.
Hmm maybe i was thinking of another Mustang II owner that had a 302 T5 combo.. I think that the best fitting headers though were the old Cyclone/Blackjack headers. But those havent been made for a long time. Maybe scrounge Ebay for a couple of months.
ALSO ALSO!! I forgot that Hooker Makes some sweet Super Comps that emulate the old cyclone style.
They are pricey though!! @ $400+ Ceramic coat are $620


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Ps post up some pictures of your interferance problems. A pictures worth a thousand words.
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