Topic: 351w headers for 66 coupe
From: West Covina, California
Registered: Aug 2001
posted 02-29-2004 08:10 PM
Im gonna start getting parts for a 351 build, but before i buy anything i want to make sure i can get the right headers for my setup.
I have a 3 speed manual in right now, but in the future it will get a t5. The conversion headers i have seen at mustangs plus doesnt specify if they will work with manual trannys, i assumed they would untill i was on another vendors page. I believe it was on the year one site, they stated that the hooker and hedman headers they had were for auto only and stick shift cars would need jba shortys. What i wanted were a set of either hooker or hedman long tube headers though.
Has anyone ever had a problem with headers in a stick shift car? whats the deal, are they really only for autos? Please let me know what you guys have done.
Under Construction 66 Coupe - - -
306, 10.2:1, 66 289 heads 1.84/1.50, mild port work, comp cams 270H cam, Performer manifold, Holley 700cfm double pumper, tri-y headers, 2.5 dual exaust w/flows, centerforce dual friction, 8" 2.79 gears, w/mini spool
1/8th mile - 8.6 @ 83mph
From: Reno Nv M&M #1240
Registered: Apr 2001
posted 02-29-2004 09:33 PM
They should fit, but check this site out.
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs
65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.
From: Middlebury, IN USA
Registered: Dec 2000
posted 02-29-2004 10:14 PM
It depends on how much you want to spend. Hedman makes some headers for this package, but they are a bi*** to install and from past discussions on this website they may or may not fit depending on what day they were made. If you go with the Hooker Super Comps you will see a major improvement in quality and they will fit! I put some on my 65 with 351W and they are sweet, Very close to the shocktowers, very tight for the clutch linkage, BUT THEY FIT AND THEY LOOK AWESOME ON THE CAR!! If you can afford the Hookers they are worth the money.
Have a Wonderful Day
CandyApple 65 Fastback
351W, Hooker Super Comps,4 Speed
Versaille 9" Rear End
Global West Front End