I know this question has been asked many times before, but forum searches come up with weird results. so here it goes. I recently installed true duel 2 1\2 exhaust with magnoflow 12256's using stock manifolds for now. But yesterday I got a little bonus money and would like to buy a set of headers. nothing fancy(that'll come later) has to be less than $200. I've found these three options.
It looks like you're looking for full sized headers. But another option is the "shorty" or tight tuck headers. I have 2 1/2-inch dual exhaust and Magnaflow mufflers on my '80. I put Patriot tight tuck headers on mine. I got the ceramic coated ones but if your budget limit is $200, you might check these.
Scrappy, I can not speak for what will fit your 78 with out having to do any mods, The huggers the Charles referred to look to be a nice set up. If I understand them correctly you can bolt your original pipes up to them as well. This would save you from having to spend money to have someone cut and weld your down pipes to a set of full length headers. I put a set of full length hedman headers on my 74 last year. Fit was great. I didnt have to bend or move anything and they went on very easily, they also have a ball and socket flange which I like for sealing up the connection better that a flat flange. Summit sells them as well. Let us know what you decide and good luck with the fitting either way! Rodney
I pretty sure I'm looking for a mid to full length header. the shop that did the new exhaust will connect the headers to the exhaust.
I'm afraid of issues like having to remove parts or modify existing parts so the headers will fit. An example is the idler arm hitting the primaries I have a stock 78 with ps,pb,and ac. what kind do you guys run? are hookers really worth the xtra $$$. what kind of problems might i run into installing them?
I used the Sanderson Shorty Block huggers. They are Gasketless, and took very little modification with original exhaust location. Ceramic coated as well. I called them and they gave me the suggested ones for the application. Can't hurt to check with them before you buy elswhere.
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