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Old 05-20-2002, 01:39 PM
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Hi people,,need a little help...I'm putting a 302 cid engine in my 51 Ford. The motor mounts are new and manufactured to mount the motor to my stock crossmember. Does anyone know what type, brand of header is the right application for me to use on my ride ??

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If I were you I would skip the headers and put stock exhaust manifolds with dual exhaust pipes. You will only loose a little top end performance but your exhaust problems will be far fewer. I have had headers on three different cars and have had problems with all three. If you are bound an determined to put headers on, the best ones I have had are the more expensive block header design with the 16 gauge tubing and extra thick mounting flange. Even these come close to your starter and you end up replacing the starter every 3 to 5 years.
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Old 05-21-2002, 07:54 PM
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Ford Motorsport makes a mini-header for the 5.0 Mustangs. If you could get that to fit you get better flow than stock manifolds and they last as long. Costly though.
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If your are choosing the exaust manifold route, the 289 hipo manifolds would be the ones to have. THey are extremely free flowing and basically are a cast iron factory header. IT'll cure heat and clearance problems while still offering performance.
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