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Old 04-30-2011, 06:48 PM
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Block Hugger Headers for '64 Impala

Can anyone recommend a set of thick flange, ceramic coated headers for a small block engine in a '64 Impala? I've looked at several brands but they won't commit to my particular application or they won't fit with side engine mounts. Hopefully one (or more) of you have successfully navigated these waters and don't mind sharing your experience.

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OK, I'm gonna leave myself wide open here and just say straight out....Block hugger/Shorty headers are junk and a waste of your money. Bolt on a set of 1 5/8" long-tube headers with a 3/8" thick flange so they don't curl up like a potato chip as soon as they get hot like those thinner flange thickness junk headers do. I would prefer a 1/2" thick flange, but nobody makes 'em. Right after the collectors, rig up an "X" pipe, then pair off through the mufflers of your choice. The whole idea of headers is to make some additional horsepower and torque and you won't make much difference over cast iron logs with those shortys.
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is there a particular reason why you need block huggers? 64 impala specific headers are made
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Can anyone recommend a set of thick flange, ceramic coated headers for a small block engine in a '64 Impala? I've looked at several brands but they won't commit to my particular application or they won't fit with side engine mounts. Hopefully one (or more) of you have successfully navigated these waters and don't mind sharing your experience.
have you checked out Sanderson?
they have got some nice stuff.
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Sanderson's are very nice but but for a budget minded individual you can also look at the Patriot headers on the Summit racing website. They do sell some of their units with a 3/8 flange but you have to look for them, most come with a 5/16 flange. I had a set of the ceramic coated 3/8 flange headers but they wouldn't fit my application so back they went. I will say though that they were very well made, the welding was better than Sanderson's especially in the port area....Sanderson's are absolutely trash in the port.
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is there a particular reason why you need block huggers? 64 impala specific headers are made
58-64 Chev headers are tricky because of the x frame. Usually fender well exit or they dump to the side right behind the front wheels.
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Can anyone recommend a set of thick flange, ceramic coated headers for a small block engine in a '64 Impala? I've looked at several brands but they won't commit to my particular application or they won't fit with side engine mounts. Hopefully one (or more) of you have successfully navigated these waters and don't mind sharing your experience.
here you go. http://www.holley.com/2103-1HKR.asp
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I used a set of heddman headers on my 63 impala works great
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