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View Poll Results: Headers Yes or No
Yes, it's the only way to go 250 69.06%
No, save youself the headache 112 30.94%
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Question Headers yes or no

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?

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Old 08-06-2010, 06:19 PM   #2
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I am running Sanderson headers on my '57 and I am very happy with them. See link below.

http://www.sandersonheaders.com/Sand...eader-Set.html
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:26 PM   #3
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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!!
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62 vette 2 1/2" rams horns are the way to go. You won't be sorry . Dorman sells them for cheap...... I went that route and I'm glad I did.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:35 PM   #5
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I run Sanderson huggers and have had NO problems at all.
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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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I've got Hooker Headers, block huggers on my 327 and about every other year I have to replace a burned out gasket... Maybe try some of those fancy Sanderson headers next time... Later, Dave
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62 vette 2 1/2" rams horns are the way to go. You won't be sorry . Dorman sells them for cheap...... I went that route and I'm glad I did.
this works for me I have big and small block cars equipped both ways and for the most part its not if they leak it how much.
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I'm running full length Hooker Super Comps on my 55. They've been on there now for 4 years. No problems with them but they do fit tight and I have to touch them up with header paint once in a while
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