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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by dynchel on Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:34 pm

Aside from a '70's camaro, I don't think there is a better body suited for them.
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Post by Dinomyte on Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:58 am

dynchel wrote:Aside from a '70's camaro, I don't think there is a better body suited for them.

You got that right. I'd add the Ford Galaxy to that list, but not much more. I saw a van at a cruise night with them once, it looked almost silly, they couldn't get ones long enough.

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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by 1973montec on Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:52 pm



not liking the look on a monte
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:49 pm

Blasphemy! Have to disagree. To each their own.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by dynchel on Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:50 pm

X2, I think they look fine on that Monte.
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Post by Keith Seymore on Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:59 pm

These were 4" Hookers.  I used a 2&1/2" takedown pipe to get between the stock exhaust manifolds and the dummy inlet of the side pipe (the forwardmost collector pipe).

I wouldn't recommend these;  they do get hot and there is no shielding if you inadvertantly bump up against them, which was easy to do when exiting the back seat.

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Post by dynchel on Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:01 pm

I doubt those are available any longer.  It seems only the patriots are available (and they are shielded). Mine are dynomax and the heat shields which are about a inch from the muffler do get pretty hot.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by Dinomyte on Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:47 pm

Thanks for the information, it's looking like the Patriot's are going to be the ones. Mostly because I can't find / get anything else.

Now, need to decide on headers. Considering this is just a fun cruising car with no intention of racing, mostly just a few burnouts and having fun I was thinking mid-length for lower end torque benefit verses high reving torque improvement.
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Post by Bruisr on Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:23 pm

Oddly enough I just picked up a set of corvette headers and sidepipes LIMEY posted on page 1. As mentioned they don't fit, but I have a lot of time and desire to make them work. I picked up the set at a local swap meet for 200.00. They are hooker brand and chrome plated. Unfortunately they wont be chrome when finished. So far, I'm working on the driver's side header. I've had to cut the header into about 20 pieces and reposition some bends and elbows. I'm about half way done with it, I'm gonna need to purchase another set of 2 in. headers to cut up and use to complete them. I'll try to post some pics, but the pics might not load up.
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Post by dynchel on Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:34 am

Bruisr wrote:Oddly enough I just picked up a set of corvette headers and sidepipes LIMEY posted on page 1. As mentioned they don't fit, but I have a lot of time and desire to make them work.  I picked up the set at a local swap meet for 200.00. They are hooker brand and chrome plated. Unfortunately they wont be chrome when finished.  So far, I'm working on the driver's side header. I've had to cut the header into about 20 pieces and reposition some bends and elbows. I'm about half way done with it, I'm gonna need to purchase another set of 2 in. headers to cut up and use to complete them.  I'll try to post some pics, but the pics might not load up.
So you gave up on the "stack" set up?
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Post by Bruisr on Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:17 pm

Oh NO! The stack setup is finished! That was for my El Camino, the sidepipes will be for the 74 chevelle. I currently own 3 G3's. A 74 chevelle, a 73 GMC Sprint and a 76 GMC Sprint. Both sprints are driveable, the chevelle is under construction, a very slow construction.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by Dinomyte on Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:47 am

Dynchel / Ghostrider : How long are your side pipes? and how did you measure?

Patriot says 50, 60 or 70" but doesn't indicate how they measure.

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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by dynchel on Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:37 pm

Iirc mine are '72 inches long.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by Tom77 on Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:39 pm

Was on vacation sorry mine are 70" measured from wheel well to wheel well. Figured the 70" would fit.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by dynchel on Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:56 pm

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003TPGY4O/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/175-8712056-1566450
Here are the ones I have.  Summit racing lists them, but says they are not available.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by Dinomyte on Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:50 pm

Thanks guys.  Looking at these headers

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They are used but new, seller doesn't have a part number or any other information other than what's in the ad. Seems to know what he's talking about but really don't want to spend the money to discover I've got something that doesn't fit. Any body see any issues?

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Application info:

Headers fit automatic transmission applications (may interfere with mechanical clutch linkage). Angle or straight plug heads. Will not fit with Saginaw close ratio 825 steering box.
Medium length headers give you increased clearance while still providing excellent flow.
Big 3" collectors
Reducers are 2 1/2"
These headers are made with 1 5/8" OD diameter
Mandrel bent 18 gauge tubing
Made with thick 3/8" flanges which helps resist warping
Heavy duty chrome plated

Includes:

Set of 2 Headers
Bolt on reducers
Exhaust gaskets
Collector gaskets
Hardware

FITS: 67-81 Camaro (except Z28 or 67-69 w/ factory air)
'70-81 Camaro (interferense on some manual transmission Z-Bars)
68-72 Chevelle
73-79 Malibu
68-78 Nova/Chevy II
68-74 Interference with some z-bars, close fit with some power steering gear boxes)
68-76 Bel-Air Biscayne (68-70 close fit on drivers side by frame may have to dent on some)
68-92 Caprice (no smog provisions) '68-79 Impala (68-70 close fit on drivers side by frame may have to dent on some)
70-87 Monte Carlo (no smog provisions)
68-77 El Camino
78-87 Grand Prix (with small block chevy engine only)
78-87 Cutlass (with small block chevy engine only)
78-87 Buick Regal (with small block chevy engine only).
Only fit factory original vehicle
Exhaust Pattern: 283, 305, 327, 350, 400
Made By T-304 stainless steel
Chrome finished header
Contains both headers, reducers, metal gasket included
Design to maximize oerformance
mandrel bend piping
Installation instruction is not included
Professional installation recommended
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by Dinomyte on Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:17 am

To update everyone,

Got the headers above, mid length chromed stainless (t-304) they fit like a glove.
Actually had to rerouted a break line to be able to install them.
Next is get the pipes on the car and drive down to the local exhaust shop for some plumbing between the two.

What's appropriate break-in practice for chromed headers?
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by dynchel on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:10 am

Basically make sure the engine is running well was all the instructions said when I did mine.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by Dinomyte on Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:09 pm

Sounds good, thanks. I thought they would want / need a couple of heat cycles or 20 or 30 minutes or something like that.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by thatfnthing on Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:37 am

Nope, that's for high-temp enamel to bake the paint on. Chrome needs nothing -- put 'em on and hit the street.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by Dinomyte on Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:09 pm

Thanks guys . . .
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by Dinomyte on Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:58 pm

Side pipes are on, and tomorrow after work going to the exhaust shop. May not post for a couple days if that goes well, will be out cruising Smile
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by dynchel on Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:01 pm

Nice. BUT you already know I like side pipes.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by Dinomyte on Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:20 pm

dynchel wrote:Nice.  BUT you already know I like side pipes.

You, Me, Tom, and many others too Smile . Did you guys trim the brackets? We managed to get these mounted in the upper holes, so there is a bout 1" of extra bracket just hanging there to lessen ground clearance.
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Re: Headers, Side-pipes

Post by chevellelaguna on Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:47 pm

...I don't "like" side pipes....I think they are kick-...um, well you know!
Bring back the 70's! Post pics when you can!
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