Which Headers??? 66 5.0 AOD

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  1. Scott66

    Scott66 New Member

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    Any help or direction appreciated. Converting an I6 to V8. I am using a stock 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 HO and hooking to an AOD. Anyone know for sure what headers will work or am I better off to use stock cast Iron manifolds? Thanks again.
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    tx65coupe Active Member

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    You could use the HiPo manifolds.

    I recommend these stainless JBA headers 1650S. I have these 1650SJS. They are mid length and fit great and even have 02 bungs for the sensors for EFI. There are a couple options. I have the stainless ceramic coated ones. You can also get them in just stainless or a titanium finish.

    JBA Performance Exhaust

    I would also recommend using the RMP adjustable motor mounts. It makes things much easier.
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    Z06killinSBF Member

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    I just bought the Heddman Elite long tubes. I'll tell you how they fit in the next few weeks.
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    Blue1965 New Member

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    My dad used the JBA mid lengths with his AOD conversion because it was the only thing we could find that fit. They are a little spendy but an excellent header.
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    The hedman long tubes will not fit out of the box. not to worry, not many long tubes under $500 will fit. i ended up cutting it near the collector and rotating it to clear the bigger trans. i also had to make a notch to clear the shifter linkage. it scrapes on the big speedbumps, but its too late to return em.

    Hedman Hedders 88308 - Hedman Elite Hedders - Overview - SummitRacing.com

    only the drivers side needs modification. the passenger side is fine as-is
    i need to also mention, that i had an older set of black-paint hedman longtubes that fit the driver side fine, but the passenger only works for C4s. if you get into a bind and want my driver side header, it will work.

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    if you want the easy route... just give up a few horsepower and get shortys or mid lengths.
    i saw doug thorely mid-length headers at a swapmeet that looked like theyd work

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  6. Scott66

    Scott66 New Member

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    Thanks

    I have been told regular Fox Body shorties will work. Any thoughts?
  7. 66forfun

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    JBA has a long tube application for the 66.
    I am currently running them.
    Nice headers.
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    Z06killinSBF Member

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    As far as I know, no. They driver side points at the steering shaft and not sure on the pass.
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    Z06killinSBF Member

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    How much work was that? I really dont want to cut up these headers as I just had new ones sent out due to minor shipping damage.
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    As far as I know Fox Body headers won't work on our classics.
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    im going to guess that FOX headers wont work due to shock-tower clearance. you need the headers to hug the block to clear the vintage shock towers
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    Tim65GT Active Member

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    I have Hedman Elite ceramic coated Shorty headers with my 5.0 and AOD:

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    Tim, where those bought specific to the 65 mustang or are those just 5.0 headers? When you drop down from the generic 5.0's to the 65/66 the price goes way up. thanks
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    Tim65GT Active Member

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    Specific for the Mustang, they fit '65 - '68 with SBF
    Hedman Hedders 88406
    Summit Racing $300
    I paid $280 in 2007
    Was the price on the generic 5.0's for ceramic coating? I know that makes a big difference in price. Besides as mentioned, I don't think the Fox body 5.0 headers will work.
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    I just pulled on the headers while installed with a 2x4 in the collector and they moved enough to clear the pan with no probs. Its a lot easier to do when you have inexpensive headers because of the thin walls. Kinda redneck but it worked for me perfectly. Hope this helps.
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    IMG_1788.JPG I used Sanderson shortie headers in my 66. If you tell them you will be running an AOD when you order, they put a little extra bend in the right one to clear the starter.
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    if you want long tubes accufab can probably make them for you, cost a little more. he has several jigs for different year/engine/tranny combos.
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    I have a 68 coupe, AOD with JBA headers, fit great and look awesome. In my opinion they are worth the extra money.

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