Originally Posted by 1972RedNeck
I've got a 1972 Chevy 4X4 with PS/PB. I'm going to put a 383 small block in it. What would the best headers for me to get?
Best in what way? Even a cheap set of long tubes will net better performance
over stock manifolds or shorty's but, the shorty's will be easier to install and route under the truck.
I have a 76 Chevy 4x4 and the biggest problem with any long tube headers as far as I can tell is routing the exhaust from the collectors over and through the transfer case cross member. When I put mine on, I found the collectors were pointing right at the cross member. I had to use flex pipe to go through the cross member because going under would drag the ground off roading. Not the best way to do it but being a budget DIY guy I couldn't afford a custom job from the muffler shop. It's been two yrs. and have had no issues yet with any exhaust leaks. I got a set of Flowtech's for 90 sumthin' bucks from Advance auto parts.