Sanderson header fit - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-12-2013, 08:48 PM
68NovaSS's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Working with chromed bolts
Last journal entry: New to me T-Bucket
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Suncrest, WA
Posts: 5,250
Wiki Edits: 9

Thanks: 105
Thanked 133 Times in 124 Posts
Sanderson header fit

I finished my roller BBC motor in my T-Bucket, and now installing a brand new set of Sanderson side pipes, I find the flange hits the bottom row of head bolts. They're very generous around the exhaust ports, my old pipes were shaped close around the port O.D., which allowed them to clear the bolts.

They're ceramic coated, and I know grinding the flange will void the 5 year warranty, I'll call them in the morning., I hate the thought of grinding ceramic coating off these $900.00 headers. The worst part is they're only returnable for 30 days, I bought these in January while collecting parts.,

I'm just curious if any of you all have used Sanderson pipes and had any issues like this.

    Advertisement
__________________
Boost adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl...

Midnight Sun Street Rod Association
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-12-2013, 09:36 PM
327NUT's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: So. Utah
Age: 68
Posts: 3,283
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 89 Times in 80 Posts
Sanderson makes nice headers but the inside of the ports are "GAWD AWFUL", there's enough welding slag in there to build another set of tubes.......anyway when you call ask for Jay, he one of the designers and builders.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-13-2013, 09:53 AM
68NovaSS's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Working with chromed bolts
Last journal entry: New to me T-Bucket
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Suncrest, WA
Posts: 5,250
Wiki Edits: 9

Thanks: 105
Thanked 133 Times in 124 Posts
I called this morning before logging in here and talked to Donna. She acknowledged they won't clear ARP bolts and said send them back we'll relieve and re-coat them, freight at my expense, to the tune of over $100.00. My other option is to grind them myself and coat with VHT on the edge of the flange, which I will probably do.

They are very nice pieces, I don't see a lot of slag like mentioned above, but feel they need to address that issue on their order form.

Thanks for the reply.
__________________
Boost adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl...

Midnight Sun Street Rod Association
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-13-2013, 02:36 PM
68NovaSS's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Working with chromed bolts
Last journal entry: New to me T-Bucket
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Suncrest, WA
Posts: 5,250
Wiki Edits: 9

Thanks: 105
Thanked 133 Times in 124 Posts
After gritting my teeth over grinding the new exhaust, I ground the heads of the four (per side) offending bolts a small amount, taking them down to the height of stock head bolts, a little block paint and good to go.
__________________
Boost adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl...

Midnight Sun Street Rod Association
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-13-2013, 04:50 PM
Irelands child's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Ford engine specifications Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 4,917
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 15
Thanked 207 Times in 187 Posts
Ah yes! Sanderson headers and ARP bolts - or any others for that matter. I ended up with some Percy's split locking bolts which have proven to work well.

While the slag and trash may not be visible in a set of 'bucket headers, I can assure you that every conventional set I've seen has had lots where the 4 tubes meet at the collector. I bought my Sanderson's uncoated, spent hours with a die grinder and long burrs cleaning MIG ends, slag, partially closed off tubes. I then sent them off to Jet Hot which I consider the best ceramic coating
__________________
Irelands child
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-13-2013, 08:32 PM
lakeroadster's Avatar
Hot Rods are Built, not Bought
 

Last journal entry: Lakeroadster's '31 Model A Tudor
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: High Plains - Rocky Mountains
Age: 53
Posts: 652
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 32
Thanked 89 Times in 81 Posts
The Sanderson headers I bought for my 5.0 HO '27 RPU T roadster had a leak at one of the the tube to head flange joints. I bought them raw, then had them coated, then found the leak. They paid for shipping back to them, they weld repaired their defect and sent them back to me.

Good folks IMO!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
header fit problems ssonny34@yahoo.com Engine 2 06-07-2009 05:01 PM
header fit problem sexypizzaman Engine 3 05-21-2008 10:41 PM
Header Fit fatrat Engine 2 07-30-2006 09:03 PM
Header fit comet boy Engine 6 04-06-2005 03:07 AM
Sanderson header collectors HB32 Engine 2 06-30-2002 09:29 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.