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Old 01-19-2011, 05:45 AM   #1
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header question

will a set of headers from a 73-87 fit our 60-66 trucks with a sbc?
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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Re: header question

As long as they are not off a Throttle body engine I believe they will, most folks try to go with the old school stock cast exhaust headers I cannot remember what they call them, or you could do like I did and buy aftermarket headers (they need to have a 3/8 flange and be coated (HBI coating) I bought some new off of craigs list in Okc for $225.00 I used the ones for a 68 Camaro or nova. Here is a link as to how they fit. I cannot remember the company name but can find it for you if you are interested.

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Old 01-19-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/73-87...item27b1666e95 these are what i been looking at
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:08 AM   #4
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yes they will work, I have a 1960 drag truck with stock front suspension for now. It is the torsion bar suspension, the headers just barely touched the torsion bars, so I took a big cheater bar and stuck in the header and slightly bent it toward the center of the truck and now I have about a 1/2 inch which is plenty
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:30 AM   #5
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Re: header question

i was oging to say at 158 bucks what a steal! i am leaving stock ride height also.

will these clear a stickshift linkage?
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:43 PM   #6
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Re: header question

Your '60 GMC has a hydraulicly operated clutch, so that isn't an issue with header fitment

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i was oging to say at 158 bucks what a steal! i am leaving stock ride height also.

will these clear a stickshift linkage?
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:42 AM   #7
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factory hydro matic truck converting to stick shift manual linkage is what i have
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:55 AM   #8
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Yes I do remember that you have an auto trans, but the '60-'63 GMC's came originally with a hydraulic clutch when equipped with a manual trans. Consequently your truck will be easily converted over to a hydraulic clutch. Additionally I have the conversion to run power brakes and a hydraulic clutch on your truck. Given the option, I would run a hydraulic clutch over a mechanical clutch.

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:02 AM   #9
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oh, i was under the impression that the old gm hydro clutch units were a disaster?
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:18 AM   #10
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I think they worked just fine. Did you realize that pretty much all manual trans GM vehicles since the mid 80's have used hydraulic clutches? Probably a good reason for that. If you want to go that direction, I can show you what you will need.

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:48 AM   #11
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if i go that route i will let you know, but i have the complete manual set up laying here i might as well use it, i just wondered if the headers will fit, if not i will use ram horns no biggie.
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