Headers for 72 with stock manual trans

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I have the original manual trans. I bought a set of JBA headers that they said would fit. looked for a long time. These on the drivers side are not even close. the clutch lever is so far in the way its not funny. Anybody have any answers on this????? Thanks

 
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Yeah unfortunately its a woe for anyone with stock manual trans setup. Honestly for the effort it would take for me to just put long tubes on my car I think I'm just going to swap the clutch linkage for a cable setup via

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And since I'm going to do that I might aswell use that T5 and 5.0 bellhousing I have laying around.

I have a 302 and I've heard the windsor motors have horrible header options to get around the stock z-bar. If you have a cleveland I'd wait for others to chime in as I'm sure there's a few people here with a bolt on header using stock clutch linkage.(I think)

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I have a 351c with FPA-headers and a manual, but i have a hydraulic clutch, so i cannot tell anything if it would interfere with a z-bar setup...

Ps, the headers do fit great..

 

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Ive got a 351c with the 4v hooker supercomp headers, large primary tubes, 3.5" collectors and im running a factory toploader 4 speed with a lakewood bellhousing. Factory linkage and zbar setup. Once the headers are in, i had minor clearance issues, small bit of persuading to one of the primary tubes and no more rubbing.

 
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Mines are Hooker's. I have a manual 4 speed trans, 351 C with 2V's head and no power steering (car for real men).

I would like to change them as they are not in very good shape, same problem I have and canno't make a mistake as I need to order from US to France.

But for sure what I would like to change too those 3" long tube connection, very very too close to the ground :(

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I have a 351c with 4V heads and a 4 speed toploader manual with the standard clutch linkage. I have the standard hooker headers with long tubes installed and absolutely no problems with clearance to the clutch! To install the driver's side I had to disassemble some of the steering linkage to fit through the gap between the power steering.

Only clearance problems on higher bumps on the street but thats a different story... ;-)

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I just ran into the same problem. I had a set of Hedman 88300 headers that came with a '69 with 302 automatic. I rebuilt the 302 and have installed it in my '73 with 3 speed toploader. I downloaded the instruction sheet from Hedman and saw a little note up at the top (will not fit 1971-1973 Mustang or Cougar with manual transmission).:mad:

What's the best solution? Cable clutch linkage or a different set of headers? :huh:

 
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different set of headers will be the least expensive solution. Cable clutch will require a different fork and bellhousing and transmission removal and reinstallation.

Headers will only require clutch z bar disassembly and reassembly and normal header installation.

 

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different set of headers will be the least expensive solution. Cable clutch will require a different fork and bellhousing and transmission removal and reinstallation.

Headers will only require clutch z bar disassembly and reassembly and normal header installation.

Thanks Jeff73Mach1,

When you say Hooker Comps, do you mean #6921HKR? They say they only fit 2V 351C. I have Edelbrock heads on my 302.

Maybe I would be better with a set of shorties?

 
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