Mirada Headers

Shorty Thompson

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Okay , I sold my Mirada to a buddy, that sold it back to the brother of the guy that I bought if from, who sold it back to the original guy I bought it off of. So now,,,,,,,,,, I'm trying to help him achieve his dream car to pass on to his son. He was told that he needed block hugger headers for this car. I disagree. Can anyone shed some light on this for no one else other than me????????
 

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Any header for a A, F/J bodies will fit. With most brands you’ll have to take apart the steering drag link for install except with Dougs headers if I remember correctly. You’ll also likely need a Mopar mini starter for clearance. Definitely don’t need or have to be block huggers, should have more than enough room.
 

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Doug's and TTI are pricey. Generic A body headers work and will contact the ground given enough time. I'm just not a fan of long tubes anymore and will happily give up a little torque for the simplicity of shorty. That being said I cant help you with what is available. I ran long tubes with my 360 and went shorty with the big block. Had to have that set made too. Went stainless as I wasn't going to worry about rusting them out.
 

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Doug's are quite a bit cheaper than TTI. The biggest problem with most headers is they tend to be made with thin metal. My Doug's were pretty damn heavy compared to all of the other ones I have helped install.
 

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I can attest to Summit Racing headers being thin and Abody headers hitting the ground; Well they used to, haven’t had it happen since I cranked my torsion bars back up when I installed my tubular upper control arms.
Had a hell of a time getting the summit headers to seal up too. Ended up having to use thick multilayer aluminum crush gaskets to get a solid seal.
 

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for a starter use one for a early 90's magnum motor. Its a factory mini starter and will only set you back 60 bucks or so. Alot better than paying several hundred
 

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anybody got any pics with dougs or TTI headers on. I went the cheap route and went with a set of Summits but I want to lower the front end a bit and have already scraped the ground with the summits
 

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Doug's D453, they are only slightly lower than the steering and trans pan.
 
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