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Old 12-09-2018, 07:06 PM
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what headers work? darksider issues

I have a 51 F1 with a mustang 2 IFS frontend and a small block chevy and I am struggling with header fitment. I have the rack installed and the motor, I don't have the steering column installed tho (nor sourced or bought). I tried full length tubes and they wouldn't even fit in between the frame rails without modifications and then the collector is right where the shaft would have to come up. block hugger headers put the collector right behind the spline hub off the rack.....
I guessed I will need to do an offset intermediate shaft to get around this issue but really lost on where and what to use........

any thoughts/suggestions/pictures?
 
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:19 PM
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here is the long tube set- they dornt seat against the motor because the are pinched on the frame rail. the collector also is an issue but I was thinking about cutting the flange and shorthning the tubes but I don't think the steering will still clear

the flange isnt against the motor
 
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:35 PM
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Speedway fat fender car fenderwell headers worked great for me, no worries about clearance anywhere.


 
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:56 PM
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You might take a look at patriot headers.
 
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passenger side

used some steering knuckles to work around steering linkage


from the driver top side

plenty of room between frame,linkage and headers
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I used Sanderson headers (shorty for early Chev C-10) and ujoints for the steering shaft to connect to my Jag IFS.
Worked for me.
Hope this helps.
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Speedway fat fender car fenderwell headers worked great for me, no worries about clearance anywhere.


Wonder if someone has them for SBF?
 
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Wonder if someone has them for SBF?
Cut the flanges off and weld on SBF flanges. Modify the tubes as needed to make the Ford flanges work.
 
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351W/C6 I used stainless tubular headers from a 92 Tbird 5.0L They tuck in close and exit down vertically beside the rear of each head. Pictures are in my album, but I am not smart enough to post them right now.
 
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351W/C6 I used stainless tubular headers from a 92 Tbird 5.0L They tuck in close and exit down vertically beside the rear of each head. Pictures are in my album, but I am not smart enough to post them right now.
could you post a part # or manufacture
 
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351W/C6 I used stainless tubular headers from a 92 Tbird 5.0L They tuck in close and exit down vertically beside the rear of each head. Pictures are in my album, but I am not smart enough to post them right now.
This picture?




 
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Yes. I am using a Mac which does not have"properties" pop up with right click. Makes it harder to post.
 
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so are they oem?
 
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Right side. Junk yard parts that I had powder coated and replaced the downstream studs.
 
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Yes. Junk yard parts that I sealed off the port for the HEGO, had powder coated and replaced the downstream studs with new ones.
 

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