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Ford Performance Natural Shorty Headers for GT-40P Heads (79-93 5.0L)

AmericanMuscle no longer carries the Ford Performance Natural Shorty Headers for GT-40P Heads (79-93 5.0L). Please check out 1979-1993 Foxbody Mustang Long Tube Headers for an updated selection.
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AmericanMuscle no longer carries the Ford Performance Natural Shorty Headers for GT-40P Heads (79-93 5.0L). Please check out 1979-1993 Foxbody Mustang Long Tube Headers for an updated selection.

Features & Details

  • Increases Horsepower and Torque
  • Shorty Header Design
  • 409 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
  • Natural Finish
  • Fits 1979-1993 5.0L Mustangs
Increase Horsepower and Torque. Get rid of those restrictive cast iron factory exhaust manifolds and replace them with a set of Ford Racing free flowing, lightweight, stainless steel shorty headers that will allow your 5.0 to breath better than stock for more power.

Quality Construction. Ford Racing Exhaust headers are manufactured from 1-5/8" mandrel bent 409 stainless steel tubing for unrestricted airflow. And feature machined flanges for added strength, leak-free performance and a perfect OEM fit. These shorty headers feature a natural stainless steel finish.

Application. These Ford Racing Shorty Headers are designed to fit the 1986-1993 5.0L V8 Mustangs with production and new angled spark plug 5.0L GT-40 “P” cylinder heads. Will also fit 1979 to 1985 V8 Mustang and other Fox chassis vehicles with modifications.

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Driver side shorty header
  • (1) Passenger side shorty header
  • (2) Gaskets
  • Installation Hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Header Specifications
Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Natural
Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 1979-1993 5.0 V8 Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93

Fits 5.0L V8's Only. 1979 to 1985 V8 Mustang will require modifications for installation

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Great fit and quality

I purchased these for my efi swaped 79 capri rs. I kept burning number 7 with my old headers, after installing these no more issues. Very happy!

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5/5
Ford Racing Shorty Headers

I ordered the Ford racing shorty headers, because I was tired of exhaust leaks and having to remove my headers every time I changed plugs! I made a mistake with my order information, they called me within ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Do these headers work with gt40x heads as well? The only difference that I know of between gt40p heads and gt40x heads is that the gt40x heads are aluminum.

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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

  • Performance Gain 4.5 4.5
  • Fit 4.8 4.8



  • 5/5

    August 09, 2016

    Great fit and quality

    I purchased these for my efi swaped 79 capri rs. I kept burning number 7 with my old headers, after installing these no more issues. Very happy!

    Capri1979

    Year: 1979 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    May 05, 2016

    Looks good

    Haven't been able to put it in yet, but looks sharp.

    jake

    Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 22, 2012

    Ford Racing Shorty Headers

    I ordered the Ford racing shorty headers, because I was tired of exhaust leaks and having to remove my headers every time I changed plugs! I made a mistake with my order information, they called me within a hour(excellent customer service) and I still received my order within the shipping time frame I was given. The manifolds I received surprised me with how much easier they were to install than what I had previously been using. No more cutting spark plug boots for me. No more hassle when changing spark plugs. The sound difference is very apparent. The horse power gain more than noticeable. I wish there were more stars to rate my satisfaction with my product. Definitely worth every penny!

    Shontz

    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT Birdsboro, PA, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 01, 2012

    looks and sounds amazing...will fit 94-95 5.0!!!!

    i bought these headers to fit on my 95 gt with gt40p heads, they fit perfect and sound awesome. i did have to loosen the brake booster and the master cylinder to get it to slide in but that's only a few bolts and wasn't very hard at all. the passenger side went in with no issues at all. they look great under the hood, i couldn't be happier with these headers.the only difference between these and the 94-95 style is the EGR bung and if your like me and have no emissions ...you don't need it, basically you avoid having to cap off the bung and possibly having a leak. HIGHLY recommend these for your mustang or 5.0 ford, you wont be disappointed.

    triple8two

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT sioux city, iowa

    Helpful (6) (0)

  • 5/5

    August 14, 2011

    Natural Shorty Headers

    I bought these along with the cobra intake and the 306 C.I.D 340 H.P. Ford racing engine. I do not have a proper garage for this work so I had my mechanic do the install and he said all of the parts were top notch and fit perfectly. He said that he was expecting maybe some issues with the headers because they were designed for the GT 40 Heads that came with the engine but he said that the alignement and clearances were perfect. Made the install quick and easy. He should be done with the rest of the install in the next few days and we'll have the 88 vert back on the road with a little extra punch.

    Dustin

    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (4) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 10, 2013

    A MUST Purchase

    I Originally had a set of BBK headers ( they are great quality) However just do not give the spark plug clearance needed. These Are a Great price ( Compared to most at $400 and UP!) And the quality is Top notch!! Honestly Learn from my experience and Just buy these instead of trying to make any other Header work. And then buy them any way after burning up a set of MSD wires..

    Sg80

    Year: 1992 Submodel: Other New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 14, 2015

    Well made set of headers, perfect fit

    Well made, with thick flanges and nice welds. Supplied hardware and gaskets fit great. Bolted right up to the 5.0 GT40P heads and off-road H-pipe. I left the natural stainless finish alone - they have a neat industrial look to them.

    TTop85inAZ

    Year: 1985 Submodel: GT sunny Phoenix

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 07, 2014

    awesome

    Great fit, lots of clearance for plugs and wires, easy install!

    ttop86

    Year: 1986 Submodel: GT Leitchfield, KY, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 17, 2014

    Perfect fit for gt40p heads

    Couldn't have asked for a better fit for the gt40p heads at this price. A must have!

    Exploded93Stang

    Year: 1993 Submodel: Other va

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 23, 2012

    These headers are great to increas speed

    I liked the way my stang ran after I put the headers

    Stangwd5

    Year: 1986 Submodel: GT Delano ca

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 17, 2013

    good headers

    They are good headers they fit good on top where they bolt on the head but u have to work on the bottom where the flanges are but other than that they flow great they put out alot of compression I like them

    Nareye

    Year: 1991 Submodel: Other London,ky

    Helpful (1) (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 22, 2013

    best bet for GT40P heads

    I didnt want to take any chances on any other shorty header to fit the GT40P heads, that simple,

    supercoupe2

    Year: Pre-79 Submodel: Other NOR CAL

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 18, 2013

    Great

    Great sound little power increse had a fitment issue on the pasenger side and one wire is hitting but other than that great product

    Stangman1115

    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 03, 2016

    My experience with this product.

    I purchased these headers to replace the original factory installed ones on my 1989 GT convertible. Let me start off by saying that their installation was not hard, however there was no way I could install them in 30 mins unless the engine was sitting on a stand or the engine compartment being gutted. The problems that I encountered no one else that rated these heads seems to have had. I installed the passenger side first. There was one bolt that I was unable to get a tool on to tighten. I later did not encounter that happening on the diver side. Trying just about everything I had on hand and failing to tighten, I phoned Ford Motorsports Performance to inquire if there was a special tool that I needed. I was advised that the solution to this problem was to grind down a box end wrench. I gave it a try but still could not modify it enough to make it work. So what I did was to hand tighten the bolt as much as possible, then place a large screw driver between the bolt head and exhaust tube and whack it until I had enough space between the two in order to get the 12 point 10mm/3/8 wrench on. Seeing I only had this one bolt problem I would have to blame it on Ford quality control. I had searched for a more detailed installation instruction on the internet. Found one for MAC headers. There instruction's referred to my other issue with this kit. MAC supplies a bracket for the lower air tube which originally was secured to the passenger side engine hoist bracket which is now no longer being placed back on. MAC also provides a special bolt that allows you to secure the engine oil dipstick tube, that this kit does not. I used the original bolt in that position, cutting down on the length of the outer threat and then rounding out the circumference on one half of the nut. I guess it would be to much to ask from Ford, or maybe add a cost expense to provide these two items with the kit. I still have not figured out a way to be able torque the bolts. Hope this might give you a heads up on the installation.

    bobkat2

    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 17, 2013

    gt40p header/ fox body

    Awsome worked like a charm, plenty of room in the Fox body

    SP3NC3R

    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Panama City, FL, USA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 28, 2013

    ford racing gt-40p headers

    Headers fit great with no problems ,easy install . shipping was fast also.

    TerryO

    Year: 1990 Submodel: Other yde Park NY12538

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 17, 2013

    Great Quality!

    I wanted a set of shorty headers on my Fox since the last set I had rusted out over the years. I got a great deal on this set and I couldn't be happier! Perfect fitment, easy install, & high quality!

    MT0911

    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT MD

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