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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019 Thread Starter
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66 289 mustang question

Hello good people, can i attach the standard cast iron exhaust manifolds to the engine before installing the engine in the engine bay or do i install the engine and attach the manifolds after? Im worried about clearance, any advise appreciated, Claude, Melbourne Australia.

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As long as the 289 hasn't had exhaust modifications, it should drop right in.

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As long as the 289 hasn't had exhaust modifications, it should drop right in.
My Hipo K eng came with cast iron manifolds which were heavier and had larger collector size inside, and snuggled right in when lowering the engine.
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Hi Claude.
Yes they were installed from factory woth the exhaust manifolds on so there should be no problem.

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23/3/1965 289 Manual Fastback.
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When installing in a freshly painted engine bay you'll want to protect the critical areas with several layers of masking tape. Sometimes I'll use a layer of masking tape and a second layer of duct tape.
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