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Old 11-22-2007, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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am looking to add a set of headers to a 73 mustang with a 302,, would prefer a short set is there a particular brand that is better than others
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tons of room on a '73 for headers. I like to use Tri-Y's on near stock 302s. No ground clearance issues either.
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've got hooker ceramic coated comps (not super) and am very happy with them.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Headman Elites on the son's 68 302. They are ceramic coated(satin finish) and have a thicker flange and tubes then the polished Headmans and are cheaper than the polished ones.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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+1 Hedman Elite coated shorties, Love mine, Looks great.
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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+1 on the Hedman
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hedman elites here...like them great fit, looks great.
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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May I quote myself. For my 302 I got these.
The Purdy shiny ones are cheaper...the thicker
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I was recently reminded how much I enjoy this site and how much I miss it when it is down.So I wish to contribute another Post for the enjoyment of "Us" the Mustang enthusiast.

Red_66FastBack Link inspired me to go with HedMan Headers #88306 until I can afford FPA's (my preferred Choice)

I cam across these HedMan HTC's Ceramic Coated . I bought them for 152.50 and think it was a good buy Buuuhhaahaha

HedMan has three levels for headers.

Standard Painted black

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Old 11-24-2007, 03:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I use Mac long tubes for classic stangs like ours. They encompass all classics and in my 68 ( i have the chromed hts) they have amazing clearance. When you stang next to the car you can not tell it has headers as you can with most long tube stangs. They tuck under nicer than my actual mufflers. They will offer much better top end than shorties
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Put ceramic coated shorties on my 69. Went with a Patriot brand, from Summit. They are made by the same folks who bring us Pertronix stuff. Mine is a 302 with Dart heads. Straight bolt ons - no mods at all. Plenty of clearance on everything. Used the Stage 8 fasterners to hold them on.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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thanks for all the info,, Ijust ordered the heddman's shorty's in ceramic,,,
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Put ceramic coated shorties on my 69. Went with a Patriot brand, from Summit. They are made by the same folks who bring us Pertronix stuff. Mine is a 302 with Dart heads. Straight bolt ons - no mods at all. Plenty of clearance on everything. Used the Stage 8 fasterners to hold them on.
That's what I went with as well. I am very happy so far (had them for almost a year now). I had hedman shorties before and I was happy with them too, except they were not ceramic coated (big mistake) and then crumpled in an accident
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