MSDS is now producing a High Output Shorty Header Set with High
Flow Y-pipe for the '95 and up Ford Contour, Mercury Mystique, and
'99 and up Cougar with the 2.5 litre Duratec V6 engine. The headers
are made from 16 gauge cold roll 1.625" mandrel bent tubing,
laser cut flanges, and retain all oe emissions fittings. The Y-pipe
is made from twin 2" mandrel bent tubes, has a welded support
bracket, and mates to the oe catalytic converter. These are nickel chrome-plated, and include hardware, gaskets, and instructions, for a total bolt-on installation. Sold for Racetrack/ Competition , Non-Street use only.
The headers have shown as much as 30 fwhp increase when combined
with a high flow air cleaner and cat back exhaust system, on our
'99 Cougar test vehicle. Please specify your transmission type/
year/ and either 2 or 3 bolt cat converter inlet flange when ordering.
The 3 bolt converter flange is usually on all automatics. Most vehicles
produced after Nov. '99 came with the 3 bolt style, and is most
noticeable by the large flex connector just past the first flange.
2 bolt styles used a donut gasket without the flex joint.
If you are using these headers on the Vortec (brand) supercharger
kit, please special order the MSDS pn HO811 headers, $892.00 per
set, which have a special FRONT header for blower clearance.
Part #HO810 - $835.00 per set