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Old 03-19-2013, 07:40 AM
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Headers for Model A

I think I sent out a request awhile back concerning using sprint car type headers on my Model A. I have Lakes on it now, but after I add more performance to the motor, i know the lakes really dont do much for power....I can get the "sprint car roadster" headers from several retailers, but they are all 1 5/8 primaries, I want to move up to 1 3/4 tubes. I keep looking at either a set from Stahl, Hedman Hustlers, or similar, but no dimensions given from these guys. I need a min. of 6.5-7 inches from the flange to the inside of the closest tube, to miss the frame. Also a little concerned about turn radius and hitting them, but i think i have enough space using the thin tires ive got.
Any one have suggestions or input? Maybe a weld-up kit from Stahl and put em where i want em, but didnt really wanna go through that trouble. Of course they gotta clear the body too.....

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The weld up kits are the way to go..I would not have a clue as to what is needed to build a set of headers on a hot rod unless the car was in my shop..Stock bodies are a different deal as those are more predictable as to sizing and dimensions that fit the car.
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I have tried to use the available Sprint car or "T" type headers on lowered model A based cars. If the front axle is in stock or near stock location. The tires won't clear.
If the front axle is suicide or mounted ahead of the radiator. Sprint headers will clear. Good luck on the door to header clearance.
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Yeah, I want the forward sweep look of the sprint headers, but i have to be able to clear the body too.....im figuring im gonna be stuck with the ones that come out of the head and too the center (all four) then down and out towards the door area, and they suck....but i need something to match the needed flow of the new set up....the stock type really leave alot to be desired....
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Have you looked at Sanderson? I just purchased their ceramic pieces for my T-Bucket, not exactly straight out, but not sprint either. Mine are 1 7/8" for a BBC. A little pricey but very nice headers. Give them a call.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:52 AM
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Thanks 68NovaSS......you wouldnt happen to have a pic would ya? I think the 1 7/8 is a stock size for a big block.....I will have to talk with them about this.....they do have a few other styles that are more performance based.....
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