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Headers seem to be a hot topic, especially big blocks in a tri-five. Personally
I have always run headers, but with my blown 496 and alumn. heads,
the Hooker Super Comps I had previously had on my 468 are beat to death.
I have a local rod builder who did my tubbing some time ago, say that he
would build me a custom set of headers for around $1000.00...Is this a
fair price to pay? This guy does good work..The $1000.00 would consist
of 2 1/8 tubes no chrome, plus hook up for mufflers.
 

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Anything custom as we know, can be expensive. $1000.00? Seems pricey and a bit on the higher end. If this guy does quality work and you're happy with it, then................Besides, xmas is right around the corner and we have to be good to ourselves. Good luck, Carmine.
 

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Headers seem to be a hot topic, especially big blocks in a tri-five. Personally
I have always run headers, but with my blown 496 and alumn. heads,
the Hooker Super Comps I had previously had on my 468 are beat to death.
I have a local rod builder who did my tubbing some time ago, say that he
would build me a custom set of headers for around $1000.00...Is this a
fair price to pay? This guy does good work..The $1000.00 would consist
of 2 1/8 tubes no chrome, plus hook up for mufflers.
Id say go for it, especially if he builds them right per say, as in right length per tube per header , that works with your chassie
good price around here in R parts
 

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I paid $650.00 for the last set I had built around 10 years ago. They were for my BB S-10. Make sure he uses heavy tubing. Lots of kits are for race cars and use VERY thin wall tubing to save weight. Won't last long on the street.:anim_25:
 

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Have you looked at Earle Williams' headers? His are "semi-custom" in that he doesn't build them in high volume in a production line. I have a set on my Nomad, but it is modified with a C4 front end. Do you need a full custom header for some reason?

Why do you think you need 2 1/8" primaries? Are you going to race the car? Earle's are 2". $724.

http://www.williamsclassicchassis.c...rticle&id=58:headers&catid=37:other&Itemid=57

You can see a set on a stock chassis here:

http://www.hotrodscustomstuff.com/photos/1956-chevrolet-nova.html
 

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Thanks Guys. I did not want to redo the fire wall on the 57, so I welded
solid mounts in the front which are about 3/4 of an inch beyond the 6 cyl
position. With the tall valve covers I am now clearing the fire wall by about
3/4 of inch..Also have solid mounts at bellhousing, and mount across the
rear of 5 ssp tranny....You would be surprised how many problems you can
run into doing what I did..If I had it to do all over I would have reworked the
fire wall, but you learn as you go...Hope I can get the guy down a little on
the headers, and thanks for forewarning me about the guage of tubing etc.
rd
 

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that sounds like a good price for custom headers i have lemon headers on my camaro that are custom and they cost 1400. plus coating trust they are very nice and easy to work on but over the counters headers cost almost a 1000. and they are not even easy to work on
thanks bob:blowtiedb:
 
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