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TomP
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posted 01-08-2002 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know JBA used to make these, anybody have any idea where a guy can get a set nowadays? It's possible the Hooker 1 3/4" 351W swap headers may work without hitting things or hanging too low, anyone tried?

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n2oMike
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posted 01-08-2002 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron Feddema got JBA to custom make him a set for a favor of some sort... something about hooking one of they guys there up with a 9 second license or something... however, they have geared toward the easier money, making "shorty" headers for late model vehicles. I called them once, and they wanted to charge me over $1000 to custom make a set (uncoated) for my car. Ron seems to like his, but damn....

As for the #6208 Hooker swap header... It would probably hang down awfully low, and probably hit the bellhousing or something. It would be nice to have a set to check though.

Here's a post about I just made below:

There used to be a company by the name of Gemini Racing that sold a NICE set of 1 3/4" long tubes for a 65-66. They were advertised as being used on a lot of vintage racers. They were around $700 uncoated though! This company has since gone out of business.

Alex mentioned the vendor that made his once. He thought they made a jig, and would offer the header for sale. I believe his are 1 7/8".

Maybe he'll chime in...

I'd like an "affordable" larger tube header for my car as well, but, nobody seems to want to make them.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
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Moneymaker
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posted 01-09-2002 01:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Headers by "ED", and Tubular Automotiveproduce 1 3/4 heades for early Mustangs. And Headman also used to offer an eccono 1 3/4 header.

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 01-09-2002 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here ya' go Tom,

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/001715.html

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367

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chips67
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posted 01-10-2002 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i know from experience that headmans 1 5/8 longtube headers for the 289/302 actually measure between 1 3/4 and 1 7/8 inside diameter on the primaries. this actually made me quite angry since i was trying to get torque for a pickup truck. i called and complained about that and the fact that they didnt fit worth a crap. of course the rep. said they never get any complaints on their headers fit for a f-series....WHATEVER! i told him to file this complaint and i'll be calling back to make sure, freak. anyway, im willing to bet the headman 1 3/4 headers are actually 2-2 1/4 since it seems those idiots cant read a tape measure. great for a nitrous car i guess.

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 01-12-2002 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Headman stretches the inlets of their headers into big, tall giant ovals. If you measured the height of those ovals, you'd probably come out to measurements like those, but if the the tube was measured downstream, it would measure 1 5/8"... at least that's my experience.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367

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