429 Block Hugger Headers

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Has anyone ever done the 429 to 1971-73 engine swap using "block hugger" headers? Really hoping the answer is yes because I found a beautiful stainless set on the auction site for $175 shipped and they would facilitate the side pipe exhaust plan + not drag the ground like the Hooker long tubes.

Regards, Chet

 

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What brand are they?

Have any pictures?

Headers are an issue with this combo. I'd be very interested to see a solution. Been looking for years.

 
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I also considering a 429/460 for my '73 Mach-1. I'm looking at a set of shorties from Ford Powertrain.

 
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FPA headers are very nicely built

I have a ceramic coated set.Dont have them in the car yet so can't speak about the fit.At least they don't go under the front suspension. They have been proven on a dyno to only be down 4 hp and 12 ft lbs from Hooker Super comps at the 600 hp level.

 

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Well, you've made the leap... gotta mount them up and tell us how they fit.

The website is unfortunately useless, as usually is with imported stuff like these. They look cool, but I can't visualize if the collectors will clear the crossmember, inner fenders and frame.

It's a crapshoot at best.

Let us know quickly, 'cause if they fit and are of any quality, they're a heck of a deal!

 

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No News , I haven't even pulled the 302 yet. I may be able to eyball it, but I also need frame mounts for the big block so I guess the shorty headers will have to wait.

 

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Guys, try from here. I believe that we're eyeballing the same headers (not sure though). I made some research and the CAE Performance headers looks pretty much the same. They're made in Australia. They did suspected that these headers would not fit directly to the '71-'73 Mustang with 429/460 cid engine.

CAE agreed about the great ground clearence and promised to fabricate block huggers but would need a specimen to pay them a visit... hint hint hint, Australian fellow 429/460 cid Mustangmates! Get your car to them and help the rest of the world bb Mustangfellas to get big primaries with good gc. ::thumb::

I dealed with Con Soldatos of CAE Performance.

CAE Performance Products

7 Main Rd Castlemaine Vic

PO Box 686 Castlemaine 3450

www.caenterprises.com.au

Ph (03) 54721442

Fax (03) 54724111

www.caenterprises.com.au

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edit: the link:

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