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Old 09-03-2002, 11:38 AM
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What is a good header for a 350 bored .030, balanced, vortec heads, edlebrock rpm performer, 465 lift cam.

I remember seeing an article on headers but I can't remember where.

Or would exhaust manifolds from a Z28 be as good, they would last longer.

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Manifolds suck for performance. Get any good header like a HOOKER, HEDMAN or another name brand. If you want to last long buy the ones with ceramic coating.
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Headers look & sound cool (when they're open) but if it's your everyday driver the cast manifolds are less trouble. If you go with headers I'd buy a cheap set myself, if you want to spend more, tri-Y headers are good for torque & work good at low RPM where most of your driving is done. I bought one set of Hookers & wasn't impressed, they were made with thinner tubing than the cheap headers I've owned but you do have to pay for their advertising.
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For what you got I'd use a set of 1 5/8 primary long tube headers.Preferably Hooker but any name brand will do.I would not use manifolds for performance.I also wouldn't go any larger on primary tubes(large tube)if its a street car you'll lose needed low end torque.
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IF YOU LIVE IN NY YOU NEED CERAMIC COATING SO'S YOU DON'T GET THE "ROCHESTER RASH". THE THICKER THE BETTER AND A 3/8" FLANGE. WHO MAKES 'EM? LOTS O PEOPLE. HEDMAN, SUMMIT ARE CHEAP-O, HOOKER HAS A CHEAP SET, THERE'S THE STEP TORQUE DESIGN, TRI-Y'S ARE GOOD TOO, THORLEY IS QUALITY, THEY COME COATED ALREADY, COST $325 OR SO. IS CYCLONE STILL AROUND?
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just thought you would like to know that i got a cheap set of FLOWTECH hedders on my f-body and im pretty impressed as to how well these 80 buck things are doing. ----the only thing i recomend when buying cheap headers is to take all the paint off(unless their coated) and cheak for bad welds and if you see any then just run over it reall good with your favorite sparker and paint on some good hedder paint and they shoul last a pretty long time.
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