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Headers for 460 BBF ?
#1
Hello guys

I have a question about some headers a guy offered me for a 460 BBF engine. My question is, does anyone of you guys know how that type of header style will fit in a 1973 Mustang? Will they run into some issues with the crossmember?


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#2
Looking at how the Hooker headers for the 429/429CJ are formed, I doubt those will work.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hok-6115hkr

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hok-6201hkr


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#3
I would agree with Hemi Killer on the fitment of the headers shown.
Another thing I noticed is that if you are going to use those type of motor mounts from an LTD or Torino, the motor ends up being lower adding less clearance than that the original two piece designs.
Thanks, Jay
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(05-15-2019, 12:00 PM)Hemikiller Wrote: Looking at how the Hooker headers for the 429/429CJ are formed, I doubt those will work.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hok-6115hkr

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hok-6201hkr

Thanks for your answer, I think I will agree with you, there is’nt enought clearence for these headers Smile

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(05-15-2019, 12:25 PM)clevelandcoupe Wrote: I would agree with Hemi Killer on the fitment of the headers shown.
Another thing I noticed is that if you are going to use those type of motor mounts from an LTD or Torino, the motor ends up being lower adding less clearance than  that the original two piece designs.
Thanks, Jay

Thanks for your answer. I actually did’nt know that it was LTD/Torino engine mounts, I actually thought it was a 2 piece design. Where can I get engine mounts that will fit, do you know that? I cant really find them anywhere but maybe am I not looking the right places Smile

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#6
I have the Hookers shown above. Know that they are a huge pain to install. (not to mention to remove them which is even worse when corroded)
They are in 3 pieces each. the cyl 3,4 bank 1 and 7,8 bank 2 are tubes that needs be inserted while rotating a bit inside the rest of the tube from the front cylinders going under the crossmember. If you are lucky to have access to a lift it should be a bit more easy, and having a second pair of hands would also be welcome.
If only they had made the tubes going down straight by cutting them higher, you could bolt the rear ones a bit and then push up the rest in/up. but no, they choose to make the 2 loose pipes at different angles, forcing you to rotate/move/tap/scream/swear while busy. They are that expensive prolly because of the fun times that comes with them.

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#7
Contact Don @ Ohio Mustang Supply, he is a advertiser on this site and very knowledgeable & helpful with everything Mustang.......
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#8
Crites Restorations makes headers and engine mounts that work in the 71-73s. They are still a PITA but they do fit.

FPA makes a set of 429/460 shorty headers.

http://www.fordpowertrain.com/stage_2_460_revised.htm


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#9
I have the FPA headers. They are a little pricey but they fit ok. I had to do minor clearancing on one tube at the steering box.

Mustangs Unlimited has all the engine mount components for the BBF.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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