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1998 Mustang GT, Heads and Headers

I am doing a full PI swap to my 98 gt. I took the heads off my car with the stock manifolds still on the heads. I was wondering if my BBK shorty headers "that i just bought" will also fit on my heads while i bolt the heads down. . . . or will i have to Put the heads on and then go under the car to get the headers on?

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On my 99, I installed the headers on the heads, and then snaked them down through. Was it easier? I don't know, it was kind of a pain trying to get through that small space with the headers, especially on the driver's side. You also have to hold the head bolts up with rubberbands, so it got a bit crowded and busy, but it's definately doable.


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Also do you think it will be easier to get the heads on with the headers if i have all the motor mounts off? I can put a jack under the car to pick the motor up around 2 inches, or i can just pick it up on one side.
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I just did the install with the new heads, and BBk headers to me the drivers side was a breeze, but the engine had to be raised an inch or so on the passengers side.
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Ok, well i am going to try to put them on when i put the heads on. If it dont work i will just do it the other way i guess. lol THANKS
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You can do it, it just takes some patience.

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put my BBk on the heads before installed the heads. seemed easier, got good torque on the header bolts and installed Stage 8 locking fastners to prevent them backing out. use Ford metal gaskets for a good seal. had a tough time with the dipstick tube, so i used the Lokar flexible one.
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