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Old 12-10-2004, 11:00 AM
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Well, I'm kinda bored today, and the Modorator e-mail prompted me to share on of my projects I've been working on.

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showt...ht=thom+header

How about building your own headers :P

There are several links there, where I did my research, and even an online calculator.

Before you ask, the headers project has been put on hold for a little (I did finish the H pipe) untill I fix a broken frame crossmember. Unfortulately, That required the tub to come off. I'm going to start that after xmas.
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:41 AM
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Build your own headers

Nice read I should be takling something similiar when I shoe horn the v-6 into the buggy
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:59 AM
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re: Build your own headers

Thanks.

My main reason for taking on this project, was the lack of alternate manifolds for my 340" Buick engine
(we just finished a 4.3 in my friends cj7, that was to easy)

I really wanted more BOOT room under the steering column (originally a ross setup) so after I moved all that, I started in on the headers.
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Old 12-10-2004, 01:18 PM
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That is pretty cool. I have been thinking of making my own headers on my motorcycle for a turbo project I want to do on it.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:17 AM
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If you want the straight skinny of fabbing your own headers....Talk to Ed at "Headers by Ed"

I ordered his kit on fabbing headers and it is a real eye opener, well worth the money.

Check him out...http://www.headersbyed.com/

After you read his stuff, you will never buy a set of pre-made headers again...His site is also a great source for tubing, U-bends, J-Bends, Donuts, collectors, etc...everything you need!
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:20 PM
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Yup, I had a huge info packet from Ed. Several years ago, it was free :grin:.

I just couldn't spend $200 on flanges, so I made mine here at work.

I got all the tube from Whitneys :weld: and made my own collectors.

This place
http://www.headerdesign.com/extras/design.asp
has a free on line calculator. From the research I did, it's right in line with what Ed (and others) have said all along. Long and small for touque.
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Old 10-10-2005, 03:46 PM
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Well, it's been a while, and there's a few larger projects done (including a body off cleanup :wink: ) during the past year, but the exhaust is done except for painting the tailpipes.





I even fired it up yesterday, mang what a motivator to hear it run again. Next is fuel tank, and lines, then some brake line work, and it all down hill till I try and paint it :grin:

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