Re: K Member Question
Ah, hah, the shorty versus the long tube header matter. I refuse to influence your choice of manifold but you need to know the following. I dont know from experience but by listening by seasoned well meaning people (see my profile).
1. Long tube headers make it difficult to service the transmission. Difficulties arise when servicing the clutch, dropping the tranny to reach the flywheel etc.
2. Before you choose long tubes decide or determine you final objective for your Stang. Why? With such upgrades and obstacles you should first consider installing a premium clutch (which needs to meet future plans for the motor), hardened fly wheel, maybe even a durable starter system. Get where I am headed?
4. Shorty headers on the other hand offers less HP gain, heats up quicker on longer runs, but offers much more possiblities for the do it yourselfer.
So, because I own a convertible, and that I have already determined that is not going to be a race car, while still an *** kicker, I chose the shorties. I save money that I was able to put towards other vital stuff.
If you do choose the longtubes, they are easier to install than the shorties hands down, but they restrict access to the tranny.
So, about that K-member. I have not plan to buy one so do some research, or visit other forums for details on pros and cons.