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Post  cool40 on August 4th 2012, 8:13 pm

i'm about down to the headers and need opinions.i can use the old broke up pos i have for now but i thought about raising the motor 1" and the trans tailshaft 1.5-2" to get the drive shaft where it should be. i have a short set of headers i could use if i do,i think they'd fit. i realy want to build a new set and run them out the side at the bottom of the fender,so............ Question i think this motor should have something like 30"tube,2 1/4-2 3/8 step with 4"collector. would a shorter header hurt tq? i realy dont see get'n a very long tube on this thing without going under the car like i have now. Smile
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Post  Barney on August 4th 2012, 8:52 pm

The shorter tube will hurt torque a little, but there comes a point where packaging leaves you no choice.
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Post  cool40 on August 4th 2012, 8:58 pm

Barney wrote:The shorter tube will hurt torque a little, but there comes a point where packaging leaves you no choice.
i'm thinking i'll have problems with the torque,even with a short header. Laughing i've looked all over the bullet at headers and most are short but they dont have a lack of torque with all the juice...
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Post  richter69 on August 4th 2012, 9:09 pm

big and short wont be a bad thing on a big inch alky injected deal IMO
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Post  cool40 on August 4th 2012, 9:14 pm

richter69 wrote:big and short wont be a bad thing on a big inch alky injected deal IMO
your headers looked nice! what'd you make them out of,kit or bends?
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Post  richter69 on August 4th 2012, 9:19 pm

flanges from Jon Thee, I bought J bends from the Fab Shop.

Mine aint bad for limited room and some hillbilly fab work.
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Post  cool40 on August 4th 2012, 9:32 pm

richter69 wrote:flanges from Jon Thee, I bought J bends from the Fab Shop.

Mine aint bad for limited room and some hillbilly fab work.
they look nice to this hillbilly Laughing that may be the way i go,thanks.
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Post  David Cole on August 4th 2012, 9:35 pm

Short is fine. Torque won't be an issue.

Pic of mine during mock up before they were sent to Nitroplate.

Mine have flanges from Jon Thee, 2 1/4" no steps and use a 4.5" collector.

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Post  cool40 on August 4th 2012, 10:18 pm

thats about what i need! the short set may work for now but i may go ahead and make some.
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Post  cool40 on August 5th 2012, 8:28 pm

ok,new issues. i put this bbc gasket on and it looks to fit but the ID of that gasket is 2.4" so........2 3/8 tubes for the new set? i realy did'nt think they'd be that big.
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Post  richter69 on August 5th 2012, 8:45 pm

mine are 2 3/8
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Post  cool40 on August 5th 2012, 8:49 pm

the spacing with that gasket looks ok but it could stand to come down a little.i had'nt realy noticed how much more port these heads have than my A's do.the 2 1/4's worked fine with them.
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Post  richter69 on August 5th 2012, 9:11 pm

Jon Thee might be able to move the port around a bit to get a better fit.....
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on August 5th 2012, 11:36 pm

I use the rectangle port BBC gasket on my A460's from Mr. Gasket and the fit the port nicely had to cut them into individual gaskets but no biggie.
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Post  Barney on August 6th 2012, 12:09 am

bigblok2000ranger wrote:I use the rectangle port BBC gasket on my A460's from Mr. Gasket and the fit the port nicely had to cut them into individual gaskets but no biggie.
Those don't work very well for the Eliminator head.
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Post  schmitty on August 8th 2012, 9:27 pm

RTV is the best gasket, it fits them all just fine. Wink
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Post  Barney on August 8th 2012, 9:32 pm

schmitty wrote:RTV is the best gasket, it fits them all just fine. Wink
But looks hokey, I unfortunately had to break down and use some on my rear tubes... Crying or Very sad
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Post  cool40 on August 8th 2012, 10:47 pm

schmitty wrote:RTV is the best gasket, it fits them all just fine. Wink
thats what i use,lol. i only used the gasket to see how the header flange was gona work out. if i had some "good" headers i may try some gaskets..... Exclamation
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Post  richter69 on August 8th 2012, 10:56 pm

dont use so much....... Wink

you can use the grey ta31, holds like mother and wont contrast as bad as the high heat stuff.
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Post  cool40 on September 4th 2012, 10:32 pm

got the car back today! 2 3/8-2 1/2 out the fender bounce
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Post  richter69 on September 4th 2012, 10:36 pm

nice....... Smile
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Post  cool40 on September 4th 2012, 10:43 pm

richter69 wrote:nice....... Smile
thnks,now i want to hear it!
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Post  bbf-falcon on September 4th 2012, 11:04 pm

Looks great Lee. This thread actually comes at a good time,because i've been lookin around and doin some measureing the last couple weeks to do the same thing that you are doin. I've gotta get these methonal fumes away from me,that shit stinks. I'm hoping it'll make it a little quieter inside the car also. Where did you get your tubes and collectors at?

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Post  cool40 on September 4th 2012, 11:18 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:Looks great Lee. This thread actually comes at a good time,because i've been lookin around and doin some measureing the last couple weeks to do the same thing that you are doin. I've gotta get these methonal fumes away from me,that shit stinks. I'm hoping it'll make it a little quieter inside the car also. Where did you get your tubes and collectors at?
Rick i had a local guy build these for me.all the stuff is hooker but i dont know where he got it.the m5 fumes made my mind up about the fender exit. Laughing
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Post  bbf-falcon on September 5th 2012, 5:04 am

Lee,I can't see for the bar,but is the #7 plug gonna be hard to get too?

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