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Old 03-23-2011, 08:10 AM
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Headers

So it doesn't look like the stock 5.0 headers will clear the inner shock tower?? (Bummer) What have you guys with V-8's done for headers?? I am looking for a good set at a good price. I would even be interested in a good used set if anyone has some. I can ceramic coat them myself. I've seen them in Summit but $600 for a set if out of the question. Budget is getting very tight right now. Thanks..
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:22 PM
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I have Hedman Elite 88408 shorties on mine. I needed the shorties to be compatible with the RRS steering setup.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HED-88408/

Here are the same headers in standard grade tubing and without the coating.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HED-88400/
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:06 AM
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Nice price even for the coated ones. Thanks for the tip those will be on the next parts order.
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They make them in stainless steel to for about $1500.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:23 PM
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Hey, patrick what kind of heads do you have? will those headers work with edelbrock alum. heads? thanks john h .....PS how is the injection project going?
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I have these headers (the Hedman Elite) on Edelbrock Performer RPM heads.

The injection is good. The fuel part is finished. I'm working on the EDIS ignition now.
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Patrick, I got a set of those headers today and just wondered do they fit well? or do I need a big hammer, they look really close, the gaskets look like they were made to fit a 221-260 exhaust port..it was time for headers on my car years ago, anything I need to know?? thanks john h
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Patrick, I got a set of those headers today and just wondered do they fit well? or do I need a big hammer, they look really close, the gaskets look like they were made to fit a 221-260 exhaust port..it was time for headers on my car years ago, anything I need to know?? thanks john h
My right side header went in easily from above. It took maybe five minutes.

The other side was a bit more of a challenge. It was hitting the steering box. I beat on it with a 2lb hammer but it wouldn't go. I ended up modifying the header flange. I took it to Jim Green's Performance and had them build up the flange with weld and then re-machine the flange by a couple of degrees to kick the collector in about 1/2". It is still a bit of a headache to get that one in. It must go in from the bottom and snake in past the bell housing and steering box. Pulling the pitman arm would make it a lot easier.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:12 PM
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Oh that don't sound good, maybe since you [ patrick ] have done this before you would like to help do the drivers side and I will buy all the dick's burgers you can eat in a day....OK....john
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Mmmmmm.... Hamburgers.

I really think mine was a fluke. Many people have used these on Falcons without mods. I'll help you out if you like.
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