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12/22/14 1:23pm - Original Message: 'Header Advise?recommendation'
JimmyS5600
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Clarence, NY - USA

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1979 L82 1991 Roadster 1996 Collector Edition

Joined: 11/10/2001
Posts: 10
Hi All, Happy Holidays

  Looking to install headers on my 79 L82 auto trans.  Iam in my sixties and partially disabled so I need
something that fits easy. Don't care if they are shorties,mid long,or long tubes. I do want to use my existing
exhaust,I know that isn't ideal by any means but thestock style was replaced with stainless system was installed two years ago  with Magnaflow mufflers.
Hope there is something that would work.
Thanks
Jimmy
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12/22/14 2:07pm - Reply: 'Re: Header Advise?recommendation'
dads2vette Lifetime Member
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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1981 Red Interior White exterior

Joined: 4/18/2007
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Hey Jimmy,



I have an 81 with a crate motor.  Although you will need something different I posted this to let you know 2 things: 1. that this system bolted right in and before I bought it the folks at Corvette Central were great and answered all my questions, 2. I am also handicapped(OK all you wise asses,I'm talking physical here!), bad back. This system took me a very long time to put in...weeks.  But that was due to only being able to work 15 minutes at a time and I wouldn't work on it unless I was feeling really good.

With no back issues and not having a lift I would say it would've been a 2 hour job max.  That would be with a few breaks in the mix.  Pretty easy.


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12/22/14 4:38pm - Reply: 'Re: Header Advise?recommendation'
JimmyS5600
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Clarence, NY - USA

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1979 L82 1991 Roadster 1996 Collector Edition

Joined: 11/10/2001
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Thanks for your reply. The CC setup is what I was thinking of but just getting the
shorty headers and adapting that to my system. I would like to know what brand
(part number) they use?
Jimmy

PS-Back problems here too also with a half numb right arm and left leg
I have had 5 spinal operations
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12/22/14 4:59pm - Reply: 'Re: Header Advise?recommendation'
CCasey
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New Albany, OH - USA

Vette(s):
1980 Coupe / Snowcrest White / L48, 350 / Comp Cam / Edelbrock Heads / Cyclone Intake / Holley Carb / Holley Fuel Pump / Patriot Headers / Dual Exhaust / Magnaflow Mufflers / 1964 Coupe / Riverside Red / L76, 327, 365hp

Joined: 8/17/2010
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I also used the Corvette Central setup on my 1980.

P/N  323236 -  Patriot Ceramic-Coated Tight-Tuck Exhaust Header

                        1 5/8-inch Primaries;  2 -inch Collectors

P/N  323018 - Corvette Central 2 -inch Aluminum Dual Exhaust

P/N  323454 - MAGNAFLOW 2 -inch Mufflers

No complaints.  Good luck.




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12/22/14 5:25pm - Reply: 'Re: Header Advise?recommendation'
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WEST SENECA, NY - USA

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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

Joined: 12/3/2001
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Since you are using your current stock style exhaust system, this is the only straight bolt in replacement header I could think of. 
They are available in 2 or 2.5" collector sizes and 1 5/8" or 1 3/4" primary tube sizes. A little pricey but they made here in the USA, ceramic coated and have a copper coating inside to help reduce the under hood heat. 



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12/22/14 10:12pm - Reply: 'Re: Header Advise?recommendation'
JimmyS5600
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Clarence, NY - USA

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1979 L82 1991 Roadster 1996 Collector Edition

Joined: 11/10/2001
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sarge I looked into the McJacks,very nice but out of my price range.  CCasey I will look into
those Patriots.
Thanks Guys
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12/22/14 11:28pm - Reply: 'Re: Header Advise?recommendation'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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Make sure your current pipes don't take a 2" collector.  Stock rams horns were 2".

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