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Old 05-28-2014, 11:02 AM   #36
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And when after the install should I re-torque the header bolts? Trying to give my mechanics a heads up
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Also would it be best to re-use the stock bolts and gaskets?
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:28 PM   #38
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Also would it be best to re-use the stock bolts and gaskets?
After a few heat cycles I checked mine and they were still tight. Yes it's a good idea to check them . I re-used the stock bolts and gaskets, I used the collector bolts that came with the headers due to them having bigger bolts than stock. It's a real easy install and if you have a few tools and a set of ramps i'll do a install write up for you. Save yourself some $$$.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:30 PM   #39
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Yes please do an install right up for me!! Looked at shops 450-650$ i almost cried. Really want to do this myself but detailed instructions would be a awesome help
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Good to hear that the install went well. I have been hesitant because I have heard people having issues with the gaskets and the passenger side bolts. Your experience is pushing me towards putting these on mine as well!
It took longer to remove the battery and box than to install the passenger side header. All of the bolts are easy to reach from the top.
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Really? This is gonna be the most I've done to my mustang, I've installed axle backs and replaced the door speakers that's it
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I would only reuse the stock gaskets if you have low miles (10k or less) on your stang. The bolts and studs can be reused.

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BigShow14 if you do a write may have a copy of it as well? I'm thinking about doing mine in the near future.
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If you do a write up Im sure theyll post in a place we can all see it. A write up would be great. I also planning on doing this but Ill have to use the BBK since they have a CARB number.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:21 PM   #45
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Yea write up in deed my friend plz! I have mine coming in the mail and am trying to find videos on how to install to save me easily 100+ on labor.. The most work I've done has been my intake install and that sounds and looks a lot easier lol.. My only problem is that the collector is connected to the exhaust by bolts as well? Every video I've seen only shows them unscrewing the the manifold but dosnt show how the bottom end connects.. They just unscrew the 6 screws and the stock manifold falls off but some how It seems a little harder then just that lol..
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He did a write up for me and it was very very helpful and clear instruction very nice guy!
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He did a write up for me and it was very very helpful and clear instruction very nice guy!

Can u forward that to me?
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Can u forward that to me?
Yeah me too.. maybe you can email it to me. socalstangman@gmail.com
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:29 PM   #49
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Yep! Sure can, will attach it all into one email to sent later tonight
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If you do a write up Im sure theyll post in a place we can all see it. A write up would be great. I also planning on doing this but Ill have to use the BBK since they have a CARB number.

You can actually post it yourself in the DIY area. That's exactly what they want in there.
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If you don't mind can you do mine too.. my email ad is cassidy.shun@gmail.com appreciate it..

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Yea write up in deed my friend plz! I have mine coming in the mail and am trying to find videos on how to install to save me easily 100+ on labor.. The most work I've done has been my intake install and that sounds and looks a lot easier lol.. My only problem is that the collector is connected to the exhaust by bolts as well? Every video I've seen only shows them unscrewing the the manifold but dosnt show how the bottom end connects.. They just unscrew the 6 screws and the stock manifold falls off but some how It seems a little harder then just that lol..
Heres a few collector pics.
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I was just looking at my car, is there only 3 bolts per manifold? That's all it looks like to me...
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There are 3 along the top, 3 along the bottom. You can't see the bottom ones unless your under the car

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I was just looking at my car, is there only 3 bolts per manifold? That's all it looks like to me...
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Just spent over an hour typing the write up for the install. I started attaching some pics and while they are uploading everything went blank. I will retype it tomorrow using a key board.sorry for the delay
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Just spent over an hour typing the write up for the install. I started attaching some pics and while they are uploading everything went blank. I will retype it tomorrow using a key board.sorry for the delay

Make sure you post it in the DIY and Technical section.
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Make sure you post it in the DIY and Technical section.
Yea that's where I was at, I can't figure out what happened. I went back in my history and went back some but my post was still empty. Back to the drawing I mean typing board
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Cool thanks for the pics. I know I appreciate you doing the write up, I know it will be very helpful.
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Yea that's where I was at, I can't figure out what happened. I went back in my history and went back some but my post was still empty. Back to the drawing I mean typing board

Type it up in Notepad, then copy and paste it into your post when you are ready. That way if something happens again, you won't have spent more time on documentation than the whole project took you to do.
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Type it up in Notepad, then copy and paste it into your post when you are ready. That way if something happens again, you won't have spent more time on documentation than the whole project took you to do.
Sounds like a plan thanks
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Alright the write is in the DIY section for the headers. Please review it and let me know of any concerns or potential issues you have.
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Why can I not find the DIY section lol.. Where is this at
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Why can I not find the DIY section lol.. Where is this at

Ford Mustang, Wrenching , Care and General Topics Area. It is under there.
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Alright the write is in the DIY section for the headers. Please review it and let me know of any concerns or potential issues you have.


Thanks for the detailed instructions! Looked good to me.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:01 AM   #68
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Mac ceramic shorties

I did the shorty install twice as the first one (ceramic coated) developed corrosion. BBK replaced it with a new one.

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Spend additional $50-$60 for locking header bolts. It will make the install easier and peace of mind. No need to re-tighten every certain miles. Installing the clips requires lots of patience than installing the bolts.

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I used these tools to install. Close wrench was used for extension and tightening the bolts. Note: DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE BOLTS.

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Also, stock gasket IMO is the best gasket to use. It's just $14 each at the oem ford parts retailer. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:11 AM   #69
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Where did you buy those header bolts?
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I bought it at e-bay. You can buy it at Jegs or Summit as well. Maybe, other site has it in stock. Just google the part number.
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