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Mustang Technical Discussion > Pre 1973 > JBA Headers - fitment advice, im a little concerned > Community Forums > Mustang Forum Australia - Mustang Tech

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Troy_H
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I have my 65 coupe booked for fitment of the freshly delivered JBA headers.

I expected these to be no problem, given the recent dicussions about these being the best and easiest to fit.

Having a look at them tonight, Im somewhat worried these arent going to work on my car. It is RHD, and it looks like there is f-all room between the rear pipe and the steering box.

It also seems these headers are quite strange in that they taper the left side in to suit the LHD car steering box, but the RHS seems to be a completely different shape and is quite a bit 'fatter' as can be seen in the pics.

Anyone had any fitment on a RHD car, perhaps my steering box is larger than the ordinary unit, I believe it is an XF box.
I guess this might have been worth checking, but im stuck with them now if they wont fit.

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should have mentioned, these are the JBA shorties.


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Pacemakers are what you want, for RHD still very close maybe 10mm, not sure about the JBAs though. Make a heat sheild for the box or wrap/ceramic coat the pipe so the box doesn't get too hot


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I had the same issue with some shorty headers (weren't JBA's). I sent them back for a credit & bought the pacemakers. I've got a RHD '67 with XF power steering box , no prob's with the pacemakers.
www.pacemaker.com.au/f...ng_v8.html

Says they fit '64-'69 with either 260,280 or 302W.
p.s. nice snug fit to the floor for ground clearance aswell Thumbs Up



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Scott had a similar problem when trial fitting my JBA Shorties.. although for him it had to do with the starter motor being on the other side.
I wouldnt expect US products to fit off the shelf if the car is deviated from factory, ie right hook.
I think Shaun is right, you'd need pacemakers on a RHD car, else a rack 'might' get you there... but a change of headers will be cheaper.. and you can still offload those JBAs to someone with a LHD car.


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thanks all, thinking the same thing, there is some talk on other sites of needing 66 engine mounts as but that seems an unlikely fix.

Its a shame the lhs and rhs dont follow the same pattern, as it would be a much nearer thing. You can take a look and by eye see that there is no way they are likely to get in there. I'm not an engine guy but it seems odd to have two different shapes.

If anyone has managed some mod for RHD, id be happy to hear. Not really interested in a serious mod such as a rack due to the extra expense. I'd probably stick with the cast manifold if I cant get a header to fit. Its just these ones are leaking so thought of a replacement.


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Sorry as above you will have no chance with the JBA on rhd. These are the pacemaker 4010 even though mine is rrs rack you can see how they will easily clear the rh XF etc steering box and this is with the engine moved forward around 50mm. They have a tri-y also that should fit.







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You will notice with the pacemakers they also are not the same pattern both sides, but they will bend you up a mirror set unwelded if you like.


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thanks for the help guys, looks like ill have to go the pacemakers.

Out of curiousity, how low do these hang?


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Those ones above are tucked up quiet high
Also there are the pacemaker tri-ys which should fit they came too close to my rack uni joint but should be ok for a box set up.
The left looks like it fits mine but because of the left hand starter the flange will not bolt up to the head which is why it is hanging out from the gbox.











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great photos. have to agree there Mark, less that 2 hours and I have an answer, and a way to fix it.


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scott66stang wrote
You will notice with the pacemakers they also are not the same pattern both sides, but they will bend you up a mirror set unwelded if you like.


I' didnt know Pacmaker had triY for Mustangs?


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