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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 03-26-2003 01:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok these dam long tube headers.I had to move my battery cable for them,and change my exhaust around.One side hits my shock tower.Now I just noticed that the drivers side.The pitman arm hits one of the tubes when I turn all the way left.It has already made a small dent in it.
As any one else had this happen???
Will my manual center link help at all.Or what can I do to help this?

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

"Why do people who know the least know it the
loudest?"

2.26 60'S
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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 03-26-2003 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

Take it to the exhaust shop and have them heat it up and bang on it a little with a BFH. Shouldn't be more than $10 if that!!

Erik

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1966 Ford Mustang 2+2
Mine - Restomod in Progress

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
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rockafellz
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posted 03-26-2003 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, and try not to get frustrated. Remember, you've got 90% of it done now, just fine tuning (which is the fun part) .

Call a few places and get quotes before you even leave the house. I actually have fun calling all the local places and it pays off when I find a place that is cheaper.

Erik

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1966 Ford Mustang 2+2
Mine - Restomod in Progress

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
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ekbeanctr
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From: Middlebury, IN USA
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posted 03-26-2003 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron, I feel for you with those header headaches!! I am trying to get up enough nerve to try and install my long tube hooker's on my 65.
Like Eric says, try not to get frustrated although it's hard not to. I have been working on brake system now for 4 weekends and just keep adding parts $$$$ to try and get them to work. Ernie

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stinger
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posted 03-26-2003 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hmmmmm, this is the fun I have too look forward too!

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johnmustang
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posted 03-26-2003 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stinger:
hmmmmm, this is the fun I have too look forward too!


Oh yes , this is just the start of it, as you get deeper into it, the cost goes way up as well as your level of frustration. The best part is when you finally get it done, it is worth every penny and minute of frustration.

JOHN

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WARDF
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From: Cecilia, Ky. USA
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posted 03-26-2003 10:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WARDF   Click Here to Email WARDF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope you don't have to bang a primary tube closed to get it to fit( I don't mean close it off completely). I think a set of headers designed to fit an application should fit that application or you should return it for a set that does. Don't settle for an inferior product that you have to beat on when it new to get it to fit. Just .02

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ekbeanctr
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posted 03-26-2003 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by johnmustang:

Oh yes , this is just the start of it, as you get deeper into it, the cost goes way up as well as your level of frustration. The best part is when you finally get it done, it is worth every penny and minute of frustration.

JOHN



You mean there is a time when you actually get done !!

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Fastymz
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posted 03-26-2003 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wardf I agree with you 100% the same companys shorty headers fit great.The long tubes suck.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

"Why do people who know the least know it the
loudest?"

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-26-2003 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ekbeanctr:
You mean there is a time when you actually get done !!


Yes there's time because when your done.You don't have any more friends of family.And the mostly you don't have any more money.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

"Why do people who know the least know it the
loudest?"

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 03-27-2003 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good Advice.
quote:
Originally posted by WARDF:
I hope you don't have to bang a primary tube closed to get it to fit( I don't mean close it off completely). I think a set of headers designed to fit an application should fit that application or you should return it for a set that does. Don't settle for an inferior product that you have to beat on when it new to get it to fit. Just .02

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306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 03-27-2003 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Over time, old mustang's shock towers tend to sag inward. If they have sagged any, they may need 'porta-powered' apart.

The tops of the front shocks should be exactly 33-1/2" inches apart. If the towers need spread, go a tad bit extra, as they will 'snap back' a bit after they've had a little time to settle.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
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steve'66
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posted 03-27-2003 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

I went trough all you are going thru when I put the 351 in the '66. I had a blue torch to help me, the heddmans were modified here and there and the shock towers were "relieved" in a couple spots too. I feel your "pain", but it'll be worth it.

SteveW

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