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Old 05-26-2012, 07:51 AM
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eBay Shorty Huggers........Quality?

I want to replace my stock gm exhaust manifold with a set of nice looking shorty Huggers. eBay has many chrome and stainless shorties for under $150. Can anyone give a testimony to the quality? Good....Bad?

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Ebay doesnt manufacture anything, it isnt a brand name....Companies use Ebay to sell their products. What company's headers are you talking about?
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I bought a set of shorty headers for my Hemi from a discount ebay seller.... The holes didn't line up, the flanges were wavy and the welds were junk. I paid $120.00 and sold 'em at a swap meet for $40.00...lesson learned. You get what you pay for... the original 1956 manifolds are back on.

Cheap Chinese junque....
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What they said.........also chrome and stainles headers get EXTREMELY!!!! hot under the hood. Will melt plug wires in half a second, save your money and look at ceramic coated Patriot or many others available on ebay or Summit or Jegs. You also want 3/8" flanges and 16 ga. tubing.....quality costs, it's just that simple.
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Thanks guys. Just trying to get a general idea of what's being moved. Appreciate it.
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flea bay headers.

Hi,i bought S/S shorty headers for my 48 ford coupe,very good quality,all holes lined up.around $150.00,havent started engine yet,so i dont know if they will turn blue.
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boatbob2....I 've never done this because I use coated headers but I've read several times that if you spray a liberal amount of Pam cooking oil down the ports and up through the collectors of the headers just before you fire the engine it will help them from turning blue. Dunno, might be worth a try.
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