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Are those Hedman shorties available in ceramic-coated as well?

Yup, mine are and the best thing is that the finish is durable. I was afraid it would wear off after a while but 25000 km later they still look like new.


 

What exhaust did you use and what modification was done for the headers?

The exhaust is a standard stock repro for 351 engines in 2 1/4 inch diameter tubing.

My car was a 302 originally that only came with a single exhaust. This one said it would fit all body types and it obviously does.

You need to modify the H-pipe because they are designed to attach to the stock manifolds. Of course the shorties have a different geometry, so you need to do some creative welding with a few bent tubes so it all lines up.

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I am using doug shortys on my 302. My car is pretty low, and the shortys help with the clearance, my exhaust (not headers) still scrape when i have passengers in the back, so i can imagine how much worse it would be with LT. But also if you decide to get aluminum heads you might have to bang up some tubes to clear the plug wires. I have 20* ports and i had to bang up 3 tubes to clear them. But for clearance reasons shortys all the way!

 

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Sweet, guys! ::thumb:: I just wish this thread was around when I scored my Hookers a long time ago. ;)

 

As promised, here's the shot of mine. I put a tailgate from the shop's golf cart across the lift, so the bottom line of it is the ground, as it were:

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Looks like about 6.5" or so, and my suspension still needs to settle... so I'm thinking I'll have around 5" or so, all said and done.

 

BUT - I'm going with much different wheels and tires, so that will all change. It currently has 14" rims and 195/70-R14s all around, and I'll be going with 245/60-R15s up front with 295/50-R15s out back. So, I guess I'll be addiing to this thread again within the next few months. ;) :D

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I've now got a problem with the 351W I have in my '71. I was using modified Hedman long tubes, but new RHS heads have the plugs on the driver side in a very awkward position and I don't think I can run them anymore. I'm thinking of having a guy build some custom headers... might be worth the $1000-1500 it costs!

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i got FPA's (351C-4v) not scraping the ground, fitment is very good.. i will post a picture from the side..

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fpa's 351c 4v and 3" exhaust, after the X is goes into 2.5", car is lowered around 1.5"

 

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So Mister 4x4 I'm going to revive this thread. According to Hookers website. The 6921HKR is NOT compatible with power steering. Can you comment on this? I've got a 351C-2V and I want to run headers with my PS

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So Mister 4x4 I'm going to revive this thread. According to Hookers website. The 6921HKR is NOT compatible with power steering. Can you comment on this? I've got a 351C-2V and I want to run headers with my PS

 

I have a stock power steering set-up with mine. Seems to work just fine.

Here's the unit I bought from Advance Auto Parts shortly after I welded on the "new" front clip.

 

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Fitting the headers in on the driver side was a bit tougher than the passenger side, of course... and routing for the PS hoses is a little tight - but I don't think "incompatible" is the word.

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Looks like the unit I have in my car. Any chance you can get a picture of what the header looks like going past it? I'm back and forth between the Patriot Headers and the Hooker Headers.

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Looks like the unit I have in my car. Any chance you can get a picture of what the header looks like going past it? I'm back and forth between the Patriot Headers and the Hooker Headers.

 

I can try this weekend - no guarantees though... only because you know how tight things are in there already, I no longer have a lift, and getting a camera into that area for some meaningful pictures will be a challenge - but I'll certainly give it a go! :D

 

I'm pretty sure everything has at least an inch or more of clearance. As well, the ceramic-coated headers are unbelievably cool-running. I've shot my laser thermostat onto the headers in just about every imaginable location while the car was running, and it never recordered anything over 325 - not even right on the ports at the head. I was expecting to see temps in the range of 450 or more on the headers themselves. Granted, the shiny surface is probably not the most ideal laser-friendly temperature-taking surface, and I expect there to be some variations... but I've felt the air coming off hot header-equipped engines, and I haven't noticed anything like that with my set-up. So far... so good.

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Hey guys- we went with Sanderson shorties - no clearance issues with power steering and no concern with any part of the system hanging low and making contact with speed bumps and other road protrusions.


Forgot the link...

http://www.sandersonheaders.com/Sanderson-FC4-Ford-Cleveland-Header-Set-for-1969-73-Ford-Mustang.html

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Hey guys- we went with Sanderson shorties - no clearance issues with power steering and no concern with any part of the system hanging low and making contact with speed bumps and other road protrusions.


Forgot the link...

http://www.sandersonheaders.com/Sanderson-FC4-Ford-Cleveland-Header-Set-for-1969-73-Ford-Mustang.html

I've heard mixed things about them. YELP and a few other places. What's your experience? How long have you had them. Quality, customer service?

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[i've heard mixed things about them. YELP and a few other places. What's your experience? How long have you had them. Quality, customer service?]

 

Sanderson have 2 people in the office. and it's old school. they were at Good Guys West Coast Nationals last weekend and have large display. so, they don't hide from the public. you can buy their stuff from Summit Racing now. their main focus are HOT RODS... check out these TWISTER HEADERS... http://www.sandersonheaders.com/Sanderson-Twister-Outside-Chassis-Header-for-Small-Block-Ford.html

 

i got mine CERAMIC COATED... they are nice. no gaskets... just RTV... with Stage 8 bolts, NO LEAKS... fits in same place as stock manifolds.. no clearance issues. my former long tube hookers were beat up and leaky from hitting speed bumps...

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Hopefully someone with some hedmans will post. If they hang dongle that low I might go with shorties.

 

this probley to little to late but I installed Sanderson Shortys and the fit great( 71 351c)

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Hopefully someone with some hedmans will post. If they hang dongle that low I might go with shorties.

 

this probley to little to late but I installed Sanderson Shortys and the fit great( 71 351c)

 

Not yet.

I was gonna go with Sanderson but started looking elsewhere after review. With two positive feedbacks from this site I will probably go with them.

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What Dave72 said-

Old School, great folks. My only complaint is that I didn't go with ceramic!!

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What Dave72 said-

Old School, great folks. My only complaint is that I didn't go with ceramic!!

 

@Butch65 - never too late.. Jet Hot or your local powder coater... or d-i-y ceramic paint from the parts store...

 

@SDStang - don't get mad at me if you don't like em. :)

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What Dave72 said-

Old School, great folks. My only complaint is that I didn't go with ceramic!!

 

@Butch65 - never too late.. Jet Hot or your local powder coater... or d-i-y ceramic paint from the parts store...

 

@SDStang - don't get mad at me if you don't like em. :)

 

"Sorry but somebody will have to be held accountable if the don't work out" :D

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I had contacted Sanderson with questions on 429 fitment in our cars several years ago.

I'm in the auto parts business, and provided all of the questions and info necessary to make it easy, since it was an OE fit engine in a somewhat common chassis (*cough* several million produced). I'm sure wasn't the first to call regarding the fitment either.

 

Unfortunately, the shoe salesman on the other end of the line couldn't possibly have been less willing to be helpful.

I couldn't even get a "yes" or "no", just a "dunno, it isn't in the catalog".

I even tried the "is there somebody else that can help" last ditch effort.

 

Chuck that one up in the "lost sale" column. Sorry.

 

Customer service like that saddens me. I sincerely hope it's improved since then.

I've been out of the loop for a bit... anyone know if the big block choice - any - has changed lately?

 

Glad to see the FC4's feedback. I'd be interested in those as well, as it is still an optional engine choice for me.

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