4v Swap done, modified Cobra header won't work.
I was well aware of the fact that the Cobra exhaust manifolds would not work due to the steering shaft angulation issue. I tried to modify the manifold to work on the driver side but resistance was futile. So now I have a predicament, I can either go with a Mark VIII manifold/cat assembly (which I would like to avoid because I'd prefer not to run catalytic converters because I am cheap) or do a true header set up (which I am leaning towards). That being said if I am doing a header set up I am going long tube, I am aware of the fact that no long tube is made to fit the car in a bolt on fashion and that is fine. I know a Mustang header can be modified to fit, and that is the plan.
My question to you gentlemen, is there a particular header that would be better to use? By better I mean less modifications required? I was thinking of doing MAC or a brand called Pacesetter (I haven't heard of them before) because they seem to be the cheapest.
As far as the steering shaft mod, I'd prefer not to do it because I am cheap and lazy
. I have a friend with exhaust knowledge and said that if I could get the headers he would do any modifications needed to make them fit for just the cost of material.
Any advice is appreciated,
Daily Driver - 2014 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 manual black on black. Stock for now.
Current Project - 1996 T-bird LX 4.6L: PI head swap, factory 3.27 TL, tuned by Don LaSota.
Retired Car - 1995 T-bird LX 4.6L: 4v swap plus Cobra goodies