Hey, Thanx alot you guys! I really didn't expect to get much of a response on this thread, and as I've been doing some reasearch, let me tell you how all this has started...
I am building up the car for my cousin. So, I have been putting together all the parts for about the last year. Finding a motor, AOD trans, intake, and used parts to put this motor together for under $1K! I've been lucky in my finds to say the least. Now that it's time for assembly, I wanted to do everything at once and not leave him without his car for a couple months... just a couple weeks.
Paul, This is where it all started the other day. I'm going to post the messages I sent and recieved from Hedman on the 88400 shorty header. 1, I'm either dealing with an idiot or 2, I am cartarded.
Quote: Need to know if part number 88400 will work without modifications (major) to a 1966 mustang.
Here is what I have:
1966 Mustang Convertible
1988 302 roller block
1969 D00E 302 heads (square port exhaust)
1988 AOD transmission
Everything on the mustang is in the stock location. Will I need to do any mods with these headers? I am replacing the whole exhaust so I don't need information on anything other than if I'm going to have to move the rack, get a C4 instead of the AOD, I don't have cats so I don't have to worry about those.
Thank you for your time,
Hedman's Reply: Thank you very much for considering Hedman Hedders for your exhaust products. We have researched your application, and we regret to say that to we do not offer a hedder for your application.
We greatly appreciate your giving Hedman a shot. Please try us again for any of your future Hedder, muffler, exhaust tip or exhaust system needs.
The Hedman Hedders Tech Team
My response: You are kidding me right? This has got to be one of the most popular applications out there! A 302 in a 66 Mustang and you don't have a header for it? However you had a header for my 351 Cleveland Cobra Jet to squeeze into my 84 thunderbird in 1992? Weird...
Headman: That application was through our racing division It was a Husler hedder
*This is why I'm asking for information. I would have already bought the dang headers from Hedman but I don't want to make a purchase that won't fit. I have read on some sites, selling the Hedman 88400, that they will fit without mods and some sites saying they won't. I really do appreciate all your guys help in this.
Randy, if you want to take a measurement that would be great but I've been reading all day and night and haven't found anyone able to use them.
Thanx again guys,
1987 T-Bird Turbo coupe (already stripped awaiting transplant)
Motor is currently being built, should be good for about 800+ at the wheels. (with giggle juice and streetable)