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Old 03-06-2015, 07:53 PM   #61
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Nice work

How close to equal length ?
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:39 PM   #62
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Nice work

How close to equal length ?
within about an inch. i was hoping for closer, but for my first time, i think that's pretty reasonable.
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Old 03-07-2015, 04:38 AM   #63
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I doubt you'd notice being that close Vs. exact WAYYyy more patience than I have
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:47 PM   #64
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it took me 3 tries to get that number 3 primary right, but it is finally tacked together. can't wait till my buddy gets over here with his TIG to get it final welded. now the daunting task of getting the passenger's side to be visually similar, lol!

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Awesome work Matt.
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thanks man! the opposition from some of my "friends" on facebook has gotten to a comical level. totally polarizing going to the forward swept headers, lol. personally, i don't care what everyone thinks at this point. this setup is going to make working on the car so incredibly easy.

anyway, the water pump drive from g-spot sensors showed up yesterady


and here is where i sit on the headers. still need to do #2 and #4 primaries and i should be good.

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Will changing spark plug be a pain? Why did you make forward facing headers? Just curious! Looking good
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spark plugs can all be reached with an extension with headers installed, or really quickly with the headers pulled.

reasons to go forward instead of underneath include but are not limited to:
-better ground clearance
-easy transmission access
-gets sound out from under the car
-less dirty getting kicked up
-easier fab
-gets heat away from the starter
-etc, lol
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Roger that! Definetly easier to get the Trans out with no exhaust in the way lol.
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How do you like your manual brakes ? I have been doing some serious thinking about converting my chevelle to manual brakes.
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i have not driven with it yet. manual brakes were at the beginning of the thread, it's not been back on the ground since i started the thread lol. hoping for mid april for some test driving.
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Just here to hate on the headers for no reason like everyone on FB!!

I think they look sweet! I'm still undecided about how I'm run my exhaust in whatever car I end up getting I want to drive it on the street so might just build an exhaust system that I can just slip on and off for the track or cutouts.....
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made some adjustments to number 6 primary last night to get more strut tower clearance. now i gotta do number 5 to match :gocrazy:



i will try to get that last primary fitted this evening.
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That last picture with the "tuba loop" for cylinder #2 reminds me of the old Kenne Bell headers for the Buick Grand Nationals. It really looks good. I have to say though, looking at those headers makes me wonder when the twin turbos are going in.
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they'd be terrible turbo headers. primary and collector sizing would never spool anything, lol.
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Just need a bigger engine. LOL
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Ugh, trans access on a third gen. Every other car I've had is simple.

Looking fantastic Matt, cannot wait to start fabbing my turbo setup.
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i managed to finish tacking the headers tonight. i'm pretty happy overall. if i end up with a little extra time and i may redo that number 3 primary to match the number 4, which i feel like turned out amazing. the second header always goes better, eh?



i'm going to swap the boots/terminals out for 90* ones, but these ALMOST clear the oe wires without issue, lol!



and all done, both on the car


hoping next installment will include some stuff about the rearend/brakes
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Wanna know what that thing is going to sound like.
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wow! Looks great, maybe I missed it but whats your plan for and exhaust exit?
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