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Old 10-18-2018, 04:59 PM   #1
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Help with Headers

55-59 chevy truck with small block chevy (pre center bolt valve covers)
Who has bought or knows what ones I need to get and I need 1-3/4" primary tubes.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:34 PM   #2
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Re: Help with Headers

If you search you might find similar questions in this forum with answers.

I'm using an old set of "cheapie" Blackjack's removed from a 73 K10 back in '96 or so. They fit surprisingly well.

Hmm... I might be running 1-1/2" tubes though.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:03 PM   #3
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Are you running stock suspension? Steering box in frame?
If so your limited on space and will need a set that simulates the ram horn location and the rear exhaust port on the driver side may still hit the steering shaft.

Googled a photo of ram horns.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:28 AM   #4
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Fat Man chassis
No steering shaft yet, I'm mocking up everything now, Headers first.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:16 AM   #5
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I'm running these Patriot Clipsters from Jegs on a stock frame (, but with a Fatman IFS, 383 SBC and 4L60 trans. Steering shaft is a straight shot.

https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stor...rsistYmm=false

(Sorry. No good pic.) Your mileage may vary...
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:48 AM   #6
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Check these out! https://www.fabquest.com/tci-small-b...ic-coated.html
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I'm running these Patriot Clipsters from Jegs on a stock frame (, but with a Fatman IFS, 383 SBC and 4L60 trans. Steering shaft is a straight shot.

https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stor...rsistYmm=false

(Sorry. No good pic.) Your mileage may vary...
That truck is going to be awesome
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:34 AM   #8
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Dransport garage, really nice looking rolling chassis you have there and thanks for the Info.
Rickysnickers, That is what I need, 1-3/4" tubes, Awesome Thanks
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:53 AM   #9
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Those should perform better than mine -- closer to equal length and about 34".

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That truck is going to be awesome
Thanx DPete! Someday it might even be done!

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Dransport garage, really nice looking rolling chassis you have there and thanks for the Info.
Rickysnickers, That is what I need, 1-3/4" tubes, Awesome Thanks
Thanks2, and good luck with the headers!
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:29 PM   #10
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Dransport garage, really nice looking rolling chassis you have there and thanks for the Info.
Rickysnickers, That is what I need, 1-3/4" tubes, Awesome Thanks
You're welcome. If you get them, let us know how well they fit, please.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:01 PM   #11
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will do
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:42 PM   #12
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Almost a shame to cover that beautiful work with a body!!!
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:44 PM   #13
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I'm running these Patriot Clipsters from Jegs on a stock frame (, but with a Fatman IFS, 383 SBC and 4L60 trans. Steering shaft is a straight shot.

https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stor...rsistYmm=false

(Sorry. No good pic.) Your mileage may vary...
Beautiful work.
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:49 PM   #14
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Thanks vintovka & mick53! You're making me want to get out in the garage and keep working!
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Are you running stock suspension? Steering box in frame?
If so your limited on space and will need a set that simulates the ram horn location and the rear exhaust port on the driver side may still hit the steering shaft.

Googled a photo of ram horns.
Made my smile when you posted my photo. This is my '57 with a CPP 400 box and 2 1/2" ram horns.
I bought these ram horns after trying a pair of block huggers that wouldn't fit. Heck, 2 1/2" ram horns probably flow as well or better anyway.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:11 PM   #16
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Thanks dude
They went right on, no problem and looks like plenty of room for starter and steering.

I got to do something with those plug wires,





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Old 10-27-2018, 08:49 PM   #17
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Nice! Thank you for the photos!
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:26 PM   #18
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Lookin' REALLY good!
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:45 PM   #19
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I'm running these Patriot Clipsters from Jegs on a stock frame (, but with a Fatman IFS, 383 SBC and 4L60 trans. Steering shaft is a straight shot.

https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stor...rsistYmm=false

(Sorry. No good pic.) Your mileage may vary...
How about a pic of the steering side?
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:40 AM   #21
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How about a pic of the steering side?
Oh, you mean I'm going to have to hook the steering column up to the rack someday? You had no way of knowing that I haven't done that yet. I did put the u-joints in place about 3 months ago, and it's a straight shot. Give me a little time to get the fusebox and relay panel in place. Then I'll permanently mount the steering column and cut the Borgeson shaft.

In the meantime I'll get out there today, mount a piece of broomstick and show how it's going to fit. Stay tuned...
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