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If JBA shorties would fit - I don't see why stock 5.0's won't.

That would be a waste of time to me though...I mean you can get tri-y's for so cheap and they fit perfect. And the primaries are the same size if I remember correctly.

I would run hipo manifolds before I ran late model shorties....

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The angle of the dangle is prolly not right on late-model shorties. Unless you can try them out and return them if things don't line up I would not spend any money on them.

The reason for shorties over tri-y is ground clearance.
 
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The reason they may not fit ... like the other gentleman mentioned..is that the AOD is about 3 inches wider than a C4 and the outlets of the header point outward somewhat....

If you just have to have something that short that will fit your engines powerband(more for HP/ not torque) - I would extrude hone and gasket match some Hipo manifolds...

That will keep em guessin where that extra power came from....

Tri-Y's are the best header for the money and shelby never had clearance problems. If He did - I doubt Ford would have sold thousands of these units over the counter...

Just my opinion...

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I don't beleive they'll even clear the shock towers. If you want a good shorty, I'd recommend JBA's. The JBA's on my son's '66 have been used daily for 3 years and still look great. They fit without any modifications and are the best made headers I've ever owned (and I've owned a few /forums/images/icons/wink.gif).

Otherwise, I'd go full length. I've never been fond of Tri-Y's, and the one set that I attempted to use were the worst fitting headers I've ever had ... took them back and traded them in on the JBA's, as they were going to take way too much bending to clear the C4 tranny.
 
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If you're looking for a good set of shortie headers, take a look at Hedman Headers #88400. I have these installed on my '72 coupe, they fit great and allow for any ground clearance issuses that you might have. This [url=http://www.mustangsplus.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=MPFMP&Product_Code=07072&Category_Code=hedhed]http://www.mustangsplus.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=MPFMP&Product_Code=07072&Category_Code=hedhed [/url] is a picture of them at Mustangs Plus, but Summit Racing sells them for $105 instead of $199, that's where I got mine.
 
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