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Mustang shorty headers on F150 5.0

 
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:18 AM
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Mustang shorty headers on F150 5.0

I give up on hoping gas prices will ever come down. So I figure I should do whatever I can.
I have the stock shorty headers that I took off my 91 HO Mustang in a box and want to put them on the truck (96 F150 with manual transmission and 5.0).
I have positioned them as close as possible to where I think they will go and it seems like they will fit. I don't want to go through all the trouble of taking the stock manifolds off and find that the headers dont fit. Anyone ever done this before?
I can see that I'll have to radically change the pipe from the header to the Y pipe. I plan to keep the stock Y pipe into the first cat and probably lose the second cat so i can get some better sound. I will be welding new O2 bosses into the new sections of pipe to repalce the two that are currentlu in the stock exhaust manifolds. I will also keep the O2 sensor after the 1st cat so the OBDII will still function as normal.

Will these headers fit, clearance wise....and also will they bolt right up to my stock heads?

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Old 04-14-2006, 07:08 AM
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I apologize for posting off topic but this is the only way I can contact you. I am new to the group and it will not allow me to email you until 15 days of membership but I have important questions to ask you. I was doing some research and came across a topic you posted-" OK this strange moaning sound has me stumped." My truck (2002 F150 Supercab is in the shop right now and they cannot find the problem "squeak." It is exactly how you described in your post. It increase and decreases with the rotation of the tires. It almost sounds like a rubber squeak. I have had all brake pads replaced, rotors checked everything. Then I thought it was the tires squeaking, I did not know. I was happy when I found your post because I has a hard time explaining my problem and yours exactly decribed it. So what I was wondering is you stated that you thought you has corrected the problem by tightening a locknut, you said you found some play in the drivers side bearings. Did that fix the sound?
 

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Old 04-14-2006, 09:20 AM
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At some point this summer I would like to do the same thing on my '92 F-150. I have a set of stock '94 Mustang shorty headers I would like to use when I put the new motor into the truck. I plan on starting this project on the weekend of 4/22/06 so if I find out the answer before someone replies, I will post it.
 
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:45 PM
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Dan, Summit Racing sells a set of Shorty Headers that are a Direct Fit for the '96 5.0. They have the O2 already there. They go for less than $150. The price is more than fair and these are the only aftermarket headers I can find.
summitracing.com SUM-G9037 $144.95

If the pic is of the actual header. the drivers side looks different than the mustang header.


As far as your Mustang headers, they will mount to the head fine, the heads are the same. But I would not go through the trouble of making them fit the Y-pipe.
 

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Old 04-15-2006, 05:20 PM
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I had an '89 5.0 with the auto trans and did the same thing. The only problem I had was that the Mustang headers dump with more of an angle towards the rocker panels, so I had to rebend the y pipe.
 
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:02 PM
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Thanks for the replies.
I'll consider the new headers from summit. Seems like i had looked before but couldn't find new ones, maybe I was looking in Jegs. I was kind of hoping to make my stang headers work cause they are free. $150 will buy alot of gas and I'm thinking maybe a 1 mpg increase is all I'll get. Best I've ever got was 16 on the freeway. Usually around 15.

I guess I need to talk to a muffler shop about the cost of bending some pipe to fit my y-pipe. I have a welder so I will do most of it myself if I can get the pipe bent.

Joe - That squeaking/moaning sound has stayed with me for a long time since that post. I had finally decided that it was the inner wheel seals but just never got around to pulling the rotors off. The sound would go away for months and then come back. Then I was 900 miles from home on a trip and they were starting to squeal & sqeak when I would get off the freeway. Didn't want to have a problem in the middle of nowhere so I had the rotors turned (brakes were shuddering anyway) and the seals replaced at the Ford dealer. Not a sound since then and the brakes are perfect - about 1500 miles on them now.
I think it was either cheap seals or someone didn't pack & install the inner bearing and seal properly.
 
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:25 AM
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Is anybody makeing headers to fit the GT40p heads?
 
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:38 AM
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Haven't seen any yet.
 
 
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