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    Stainless Works Install Experience

    What problems, if any, have you encountered while installing the SW headers on your MM?
    BUCKWHEAT 03 MM 300A-August, '02 mfgr, black w/ blue metallic clearcoat, 90,000 miles, Texid stroker 5.0, #15 Kool-Aide w/ SnakeBite porting, Venom cooling, and upgraded to M122, 3873 of 7839

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    This may be what you're looking for:

    https://www.mercurymarauder.net/foru...tainless+works

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUCKWHEAT View Post
    What problems, if any, have you encountered while installing the SW headers on your MM?
    Do you mean since the "fix" what problems, if any, have people experienced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Man View Post
    Do you mean since the "fix" what problems, if any, have people experienced?
    There were no issues with the header install. They retooled the exhaust.

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    I am just interested in the header install, not the complete exhaust. Problems could show up at: headers to engine, headers to steering knuckles/shaft, o2 bung locations, clearance around starter, etc.
    Sounds like most are happy with the header fitment. Verdad?
    BUCKWHEAT 03 MM 300A-August, '02 mfgr, black w/ blue metallic clearcoat, 90,000 miles, Texid stroker 5.0, #15 Kool-Aide w/ SnakeBite porting, Venom cooling, and upgraded to M122, 3873 of 7839

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    you'll need to update your tune, not sure what manifolds you have now.
    2004 SB Ported Trilogy 48
    Has supporting mods and stuff
    Thanks to Marty O for his help in updating this car.

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    Headers were cake. No issues at all.


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    Cobra short block / ProCharger F1-A / Cog drive upgrade / Manley valves / Brian Tooley Racing valve springs / 80# inj. / -8 fuel line / -6 return / Aeromotive 340 pumps and regulator / 2012 GT500 TR6060 six speed / twin disc clutch / Driveshaft Shop GT500 upgraded CV joint shaft / BA5000 blow thru MAF/ 4.10's / Ford Racing 31 spline set up and Girdle / Metco D.S. safety loop / Stainless Works headers, cats, and everything else out back / ClassGlass hood / Bob's hood strut mod / Hurst line lock / Metco control arms / Addco front and rear sway bars / Monroe severe duty shocks all around / Race concepts rotors / Badgeless grille / 35% tint / FBM's interior LED kit and ambient lighting kit / Pioneer FB700 deck / kenwood speaker 4 Ch. / Rockford Fosgate 10" sub and amp / Kicker 6 X 8's all around / back up cam / bluetooth / Pioneer Xm / 704 RWHP 603 RWTQ tuned by Mo's Speedshop.

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    The only issue I ran into was the locking manifold bolts I used fit real tight into the heads. Had to run out and buy a tap to chase the threads. After that, no issues.

    One more thing that wast really a problem but is worth noting is that one of the driver's side primary tubes juuuuuust clears the steering shaft. So close in fact that the shaft rubs on the heat tape I wrapped the headers in but not the tube itself. Some fine, close tolerance craftsmanship indeed!
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    I used new factory studs and nuts and factory gaskets. Absolutely no need for locking nuts.


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    Cobra short block / ProCharger F1-A / Cog drive upgrade / Manley valves / Brian Tooley Racing valve springs / 80# inj. / -8 fuel line / -6 return / Aeromotive 340 pumps and regulator / 2012 GT500 TR6060 six speed / twin disc clutch / Driveshaft Shop GT500 upgraded CV joint shaft / BA5000 blow thru MAF/ 4.10's / Ford Racing 31 spline set up and Girdle / Metco D.S. safety loop / Stainless Works headers, cats, and everything else out back / ClassGlass hood / Bob's hood strut mod / Hurst line lock / Metco control arms / Addco front and rear sway bars / Monroe severe duty shocks all around / Race concepts rotors / Badgeless grille / 35% tint / FBM's interior LED kit and ambient lighting kit / Pioneer FB700 deck / kenwood speaker 4 Ch. / Rockford Fosgate 10" sub and amp / Kicker 6 X 8's all around / back up cam / bluetooth / Pioneer Xm / 704 RWHP 603 RWTQ tuned by Mo's Speedshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justbob View Post
    I used new factory studs and nuts and factory gaskets. Absolutely no need for locking nuts.
    I concur with this fine gentleman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justbob View Post
    I used new factory studs and nuts and factory gaskets. Absolutely no need for locking nuts.
    Yup.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by martyo View Post
    I concur with this fine gentleman.


    No need for name calling..


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    Cobra short block / ProCharger F1-A / Cog drive upgrade / Manley valves / Brian Tooley Racing valve springs / 80# inj. / -8 fuel line / -6 return / Aeromotive 340 pumps and regulator / 2012 GT500 TR6060 six speed / twin disc clutch / Driveshaft Shop GT500 upgraded CV joint shaft / BA5000 blow thru MAF/ 4.10's / Ford Racing 31 spline set up and Girdle / Metco D.S. safety loop / Stainless Works headers, cats, and everything else out back / ClassGlass hood / Bob's hood strut mod / Hurst line lock / Metco control arms / Addco front and rear sway bars / Monroe severe duty shocks all around / Race concepts rotors / Badgeless grille / 35% tint / FBM's interior LED kit and ambient lighting kit / Pioneer FB700 deck / kenwood speaker 4 Ch. / Rockford Fosgate 10" sub and amp / Kicker 6 X 8's all around / back up cam / bluetooth / Pioneer Xm / 704 RWHP 603 RWTQ tuned by Mo's Speedshop.

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    Looking forward to mine being installed.


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    You may have to grind a little metal off the steering shaft. Mine rubbed on the header.

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    I had to replace drivers side motor mount. At 100k+ miles


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