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Technical Looking for a photo SBF into a model A frame

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by movin/on, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. I'm planning to sell a set of headers from a 1964 Cobra and would like to know if they would clear the OUTSIDE of an A frame. Looks like they would but I need to know what is the distance needed. A measurement would help. Checked and the header gaskets for a 289-302 and 351 Windsor are all listed the same on Summit so I'll guess that they would also fit a 351W
    Here are some photos of the headers.

    CobraHeaders1.jpg CobraHeaders2.jpg
  2. You mean something like this,
    20150904_153419.jpg Or this,
  3. Some rough measurements, using the rear hood latch as a guide to the outside edge of the chassis rail (my car runs 351W with fenders).
    Approx 4.5 inches from head face to outside chassis rail and approx. 8 inches from the top of valence panel (chassis top) to mounting bolt centre.

    Please note that the 351W is about two inches wider than the 302W.

    Wizzard: Did you make up these headers? If not, would you mind telling me what they are and if you are running a 351W or 302 / 289. I am looking at header options and it would appear very few will work for my application.

  4. Aussie A; That was a customers car from about 5 years ago. It was a 302 for sure and the Headers were out of a box for something else. I have no idea what the application would have been. Wish I could be more help.

  5. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,819


    Looking at the measurements of a Model A frame I don't think those will go over the outside of the rails. I don't think you are going to get 27+ inches between the tubes when they are bolted on the engine. MODELA 29 Frame.jpg
  6. the way i read it the OP asked if they would clear the OUTSIDE of the frame

    i have no real knowledge or measurements , but using my calibrated eyeball on the pictures i'd say NO
    Pist-n-Broke likes this.

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