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Big_Willy 01-06-2013 09:02 PM

Headers for 1938 Chevy Coupe.......Suggestions?
 
I have 1938 Chevy coupe with a 350 in it and would like to install some headers. My issue is that I don't have much room between the engine and frame and if I get headers that will not fit, I just wasted money. Anyone here with a chevy around the same year with a Chevy 350 and headers? If so, what headers did you install? Basically, I don't want to buy something that doesn't fit.

Thanks
Willy

bygddy 01-06-2013 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big_Willy (Post 1631604)
I have 1938 Chevy coupe with a 350 in it and would like to install some headers. My issue is that I don't have much room between the engine and frame and if I get headers that will not fit, I just wasted money. Anyone here with a chevy around the same year with a Chevy 350 and headers? If so, what headers did you install? Basically, I don't want to buy something that doesn't fit.

Thanks
Willy

Depends on what front clip is in it, mines a 40, with a nova front, running long tubes for the doner car and have no issues.
But if your not looking for big HP gain, then block huggers will almost always fit.

techinspector1 01-07-2013 01:32 AM

Fenderwell headers.....

38Sedan 01-07-2013 11:44 AM

I have a 38 sedan with a Mustang II type front suspension and use some block huggers from Ebay. Fit with no problem.

spacytracy 01-07-2013 01:09 PM

Block hugger headers fit with plenty of room

Big_Willy 01-07-2013 06:03 PM

Thanks for the input. I also have a mustang II front suspension

Big_Willy 01-07-2013 06:04 PM

You do mean the shorty Huggers.... Right?

PatM 01-07-2013 06:37 PM

I have a 1937 Chevy pick up. I bought a set of long tubes designed to fit a SBC in a model A chassis. I think they were from Patriot, but couldn't say for sure.

Pat

spacytracy 01-08-2013 12:31 PM

Don't know if shorty is the correct term. I used Patriot ceramic coated hugger headers that dump straight down to the exhaust. My car is low enough that shorty headers would not clear the ground as the collector would be under the car. 2 1/2" exhaust pipe with Flow master 40 mufflers

techinspector1 01-08-2013 02:51 PM

Fenderwell headers.......

dannronn 01-08-2013 03:39 PM

Headers
 
Why headers, I have a warmed up 350 in my 48 Chevy with a mustang II front suspension. Unless you are building a race car manifolds work fine, don't leak and clear late model Gm steering. I don't think my engine has ever seen any rpm over 5500 so all headers would do is make noise, of course I'm an old man and like to cruse and stomp on it once in awhile and the car is fast enough for me. LOL.

panhead1961 01-08-2013 04:00 PM

I bought a set of stainless steel block huggers from Speedway, cheap!
http://i47.tinypic.com/r88jo7.jpg


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