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I have a 55 chevt 210 4dr wagon, how do i figure out twhat header to run and what will fit. The motor is a very mild SB350 and a TH350 trans. going to run AC and power steering.
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it will depend alot on if your going stock height or lowered
 

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I'm going with a full adjustable Air Ride suspension.
 

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A few years back, I ran a set of Blackjack headers on a 350 in my
57. I think the tubes were 1 7/8. Never a problem with them, but I
would say there are many others out there that are just as good if
not better....I will add that I ran front motor mounts, mount on
bell housing, and one on transmission cross bar....
 

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With headers it all seems to be on what day of the week they were built. Some guys have had good fit from one brand while they hit for others. I am running Patriot 3/4 length headers myself, with only a slight rub on the pitman arm. Other are using the Earle Williams headers.
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So what is the difference between all the styles? Ram Horns, Black hugger, med header long header??? I'm lost now.
 

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The "ram horn" is the stock style where the 3 converge into one in the middle and then go down. "Block hugger" is simply that, the stay fairly close to the block. a " 3/4" length header has the tubes stop or end before they drop below the frame. If you are going with a lowered ride then you probably won`t want to use a full length header since most of them hang below the frame.
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The "ram horn" is the stock style where the 3 converge into one in the middle and then go down. "Block hugger" is simply that, the stay fairly close to the block. a " 3/4" length header has the tubes stop or end before they drop below the frame. If you are going with a lowered ride then you probably won`t want to use a full length header since most of them hang below the frame.
Terry
HMMM... So sounds like I want to find a 3/4" length style headers. I might need something that doesnt drop below the frame.
 

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like terry, i put 3/4 length patriots on my 55 (327 eng). didn't want to chance anything hanging below frame. they are ceramic coated and $325 at summit. i think there a good buy. luv them. :party0031:
 

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like terry, i put 3/4 length patriots on my 55 (327 eng). didn't want to chance anything hanging below frame. they are ceramic coated and $325 at summit. i think there a good buy. luv them. :party0031:
Got any pitures of your engine bay with them installed.
 

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I agree with Chevman and carl, I am using 3/4 patriots for angle plug heads but had to slightly grind a relief on the pitman arm, no biggie!!
 

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Californiadad,
I am running the Air-Ride Suspension set-up which you are planning on running. Like Terry referred to above; I had full length headers and WOW:eek: with the Air Suspension they would run awfully close to the ground and scrape a few times. So I switched to 3/4 Length as mentioned. Just remember to remove your stock rear mounts from the frame because they tuck up real tight.
Here are a few pics for you.
Good Luck!!:tu
 

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here you go dad. they the nicest thing in there.
Oh wow those do look nice!! I might need to look into those!
 
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