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Old 10-04-2002, 12:05 PM
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Question shorty headers/ where are they

i have a 78 monte carlo with a 305 and im wondering where i can get shorty headers at. i like the fact that they bolt right up
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Old 10-04-2002, 01:01 PM
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Hedman has an application for your car. I think they are available in standard and an upgraded quality.
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look in summit racing, or j.c. whitney
they have them Matt
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I'm not you, but if i was, i would atleast invest in some long tube headers. you'll get more usable power that way, and it's easier for the muffler shop to intall a dual exhaust package because they don't have to make the bent up to the motor, they'll give you a cheaper rate, usually
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I have to guess that "shorty headers" means what we street rodders call block-hugger headers, that is short tubes that come together close to block wall in the center with the collector flange at about panrail level. These were designed for early cars with clearance problems, i.e., tight framerails.
I am sure you'd be better off with the full tube headers made for your application by Heddman and won't spend much, if any, more money.
Good Luck.
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Old 10-06-2002, 12:43 AM
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You can use shorty's from a 67 Camaro up to a 92 Camaro and everything in between...(well almost)
Basically, Monte Carlo,Regal,Cutlass,Grand Prix from late 70's to early 80's were the same, also Malibu,Camaro, and some truck headers will fit.
I had a 83 Malibu wagon that had a healthy rebuilt SBC in it and I used headers that were for a 67 Camaro. They were the "big tube" shorty's. If the car has been lowered a decent amount you will want to go with a short tube header for clearance reasons.Like these
If its not lowered and you are not planning on it then I would go with a full length header for more low-end power . If you are talking about a 'block hugger' header like these
You can kiss that idea goodbye...the header will dump straight down into the A-Arm Crossmember.
If you still need any help let me know, I ran a parts store for awhile...you tend to pick up what will ACTUALLY work and what the books say will work.
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Ya know I'm sick of these 1978 monte carlo people envading the board!!
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