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Old 07-14-2012, 08:09 PM
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Default Headers, the good the bad the ugly???

I'll be looking for headers soon.
Soooooo
Headmans, Sanderson, Hookers etc for a big blocks rear exit, what do you have and why?
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:52 AM
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Soooooo, did you start it yet? *drooling*
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Soooooo, did you start it yet? *drooling*
He probably lost the key..

I've got Hooker, but they're the sidepipe style. But Hooker would be my vote anyway.

Whatever brand, get them JetHot coated. Makes them a little more efficient, reduces underhood temps, and keeps the rust away.
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Watch out for Hedmans. Maybe they have fixed this but the older full length headers really hung down low on a big block C3.
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Sanderson seems not so bad but since they hug the block tightly, few people said that they melt the motor mounts.
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He probably lost the key..

I've got Hooker, but they're the sidepipe style. But Hooker would be my vote anyway.

Whatever brand, get them JetHot coated. Makes them a little more efficient, reduces underhood temps, and keeps the rust away.
The keys???
Oh they are on the steering column, the column is beside the tool box...

I havnt started it yet, Fastphil was at Summit few days ago and is bringing me few parts and a fuel pump that will clear the frame gussets.
probably sometime this week.
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I vote for stainless.... I just don't trust any coating, especially if you need to "customize" the fitment with a hammer.
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I vote for stainless.... I just don't trust any coating, especially if you need to "customize" the fitment with a hammer.
Me too but who makes SS for a BBC?
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I vote for stainless.... I just don't trust any coating, especially if you need to "customize" the fitment with a hammer.
Me too but who makes SS for a BBC?
Take a look at Schoenfeld Headers.com do a search....

they made the headers that work fine for my SBC, but I dunno about others...

I THINK they are Arkansas, I"d have to go look...

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Old 07-19-2012, 02:44 AM
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It may be a pain, but you could always make sure they fit, make any modifications, then send them off to Jet Hot for coating. I bought a used exhaust system for my old motorcycle that had some minor crash damage. I repaired it, made sure everything fit right, then sent it off to Jet Hot.

As far as headers go for the Vette, I bought some VERY lightly used (maybe not even used at all and just stored in a garage) Hooker Competition headers off ebay years ago for my Vette. I think I got them for $69. At the time I was planning on running a tall deck 427, so header mods were necessary, so a cheap set made sense. I never finished the install on the big block, but did mock them up in the chassis. They actually fit pretty well considering the 0.400" taller deck height. 2" primary and 3" collector, so they are older Hooker Comp headers, not Super Comps. The current plan is to go back with a small block so the Hookers will get mothballed along with the big block for a later date and/or project.

In conclusion, see what you can find on ebay, fit them up and then go for Jet Hot. Unless you go for block huggers, long tubes rarely fit without some massaging into place.

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