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Old 11-05-2015, 01:15 PM
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These headers are made and packaged as different names then sold here in the US. They are all the exact same thing. They can be had for $168 shipped now. I have a pair on my 280Z. They are holding two 66mm turbos off of them unsupported and have been doing just fine. The car hasn't seen more than 6lbs of boost yet but they have been on the car for about 3 months with no issue. The flange is nice and thick. The primary material is pretty thin but looks to be doing fine.
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:10 PM
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LS3 Camaro manifolds, as well as truck manifolds can both be modified to retain AC, and the don't look half bad if done correctly.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:07 PM
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Are there any difference in the VS racing headers? I'm going to get a set of forward facing headers, no A/C, P/S, and plenty of room. I'm doing a budget build and I'll be shopping Ebay.
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I'd be REALLY surprised if they were 16awg headers, my jba shorties are 16awg and they weigh a good 10-15lbs each. Longtubes would weigh a ton. And plug access looks awful. Kudos for being different I suppose.
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:37 PM
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I have a pair of these china headers as well as a pair of stainless works lsxt headers(the straight collector ones with the largers tubes). The sw headers are 16 ga and definetly beefier but the china ones are not as lightweight as you might think. I wouldn't hesitate to use them on an moderate boost street car and for 170 bucks shipped with v bands they are hard to beat. both of these headers fit into my 99 mustang in the down and forward configuration without any modifications.
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Getting closers. Just fired it up. Sounds amazing

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Picture of the shifter. No its not a 6 speed anymore but I hate the auto shifter console. It's a B&M Quicksilver ratchet shifter. Fits up great.

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Was trying to get the factory dipstick installed. Bent the dipstick around a bit to make it fit. Scratched up my valve cover while positioning it from under the car. Finally got it to slide into the hole on the block. Was making the final bend and the dipstick snapped off in the block. Tried to use a magnet to retrieve it. Didn't work. Tried using a screw to gram the broken piece. Was lifting up to pull it out then I hear a "clink" in the oil pan. Yeah that was fun trying to fish out with a magnet...for several hours. But I finally got it.

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Now I'm waiting for this valve cover to dry so I can reinstall it.
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This ordeal set me back 3 days. Ordered a Lokar oil dipstick after this ****. Should be here Thursday.
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Old 12-04-2016, 05:10 AM
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Looks badass. Can't wait to see the final product.
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Hell ya looks awesome. Post up a video.
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Just now got the valve cover back on. Will tighten the header bolts after church and post a video then.
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As promised

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I bet it's pretty exciting to hear it run after building it for 5 years.
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hell yeah dude thats the best feeling
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Nice work
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Working on mounting the transmission cooler now. Thinking of in front of the rear end just below the fuel pump harness behind the rear seat on the drivers side. Not sure how much the rear moves around but after mounting it an inch off the sheetmetal I have 3 inches between the fan and the rear end.

Also need to get a driveshaft, working with Bob on that. Then there are cooler lines that need made up.

Pulling the transmission and installing the converter Saturday. Hoping to have a driveshaft by then. Even driving it up on the trailer will be a great experience.
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My latest progress. Cheap *** $10 reservoir modified for power steering reservoir relocate.

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Looking good!

Been following along & glad to see you getting closer.

I have always been fond of the quicksilver shifters. They look so natural in a manual console.
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