My first question for you. My B-I-L is looking at installing a new exhaust system on his 56, but now we're stuck on the headers or no headers debate. My first response to him was no, stick to the ram horns, far less trouble. I am from the days when headers came in two options, one's with a small leak or ones with a big leak. (he's got a set of those on his 72 c10).
Are headers still a pain or are they much better now. The Patriot headers look like they have a beefier 3/8" flange but does that make them good? what should we look out for?
Last edited by 56sidekick; 08-06-2010 at 06:12 PM..
Like you, I've had nothing but problems with headers, so I'll be the first to say go with ram horns. Go with the 2 1/2 corvette type and you will love them w/out the headaches of leaks and fit. If there's a header that fits and is problem free, let me know what it is!!
55 210 Delray Club Coupe
57 Belair 2dr HT
I voted for headers. That's always been one of the first things I do to my cars.
But I can understand the reasoning behind the rams horns too.
On the street, it probably won't make much difference other than sound.
Well, and looks when you open the hood.
Had I been smart, I'd have gotten 3/4 length headers.
I'm going to have to cut mine to get them up so they don't drag.
If I screw them up...then I'll get some new 3/4 lengthers.
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