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Old 08-25-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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looking for headers for 64 chevy c10

The chevy I have has an engine swap out of a chevy 70-73 I think. Its a 350 and I want to convert it to a 383 stroker. I was wondering if I can buy headers now and they will fit on the engine once its a 383. if not I'll wait, and I was wondering what headers you guys would recommend (short/long) and I was thinking summit racing street & strip types. I'm looking to drag race and street race my truck to let you know the performance I have in mind.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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Re: looking for headers for 64 chevy c10

383 is just a 350 with a 400 crank and diffrent pistons its all sbc family 262-400 all same family.
so yes your headers will fit i like long tubes but if your truck is slammed they tend to hit everything.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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Re: looking for headers for 64 chevy c10

Too bad you're gonna street race it. You should just buy a crotch rocket motorcycle instead so it will reduce the damage to others when you "ball it up."
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:29 PM   #4
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Too bad you're gonna street race it. You should just buy a crotch rocket motorcycle instead so it will reduce the damage to others when you "ball it up."
i have heard in your state they take your vehicle to the crusher if they catch you is this true?
also he's right man its not like the good old days of 2 lane black top there are just to many people now days.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:27 AM   #5
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Re: looking for headers for 64 chevy c10

As already said, a 383 is still a small block, so you will not need any special headers. What you will need are headers with a large enough primary tube to allow your engine to breathe. Just how big depends on the HP output.

The headers made specifically for the '60-'66 trucks have 1.5" primary tubes, so those won't work so well for a typical 383. I would recommend either Hedman #69090 or Hooker #2452. Those both have 1.625 " primary tubes which should be good fot your build. They will also work with the original clutch bellcrank if you are going with a manual trans. Keep in mind that these headers will not work well with 'slammed' trucks.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:22 AM   #6
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As already said, a 383 is still a small block, so you will not need any special headers. What you will need are headers with a large enough primary tube to allow your engine to breathe. Just how big depends on the HP output.

The headers made specifically for the '60-'66 trucks have 1.5" primary tubes, so those won't work so well for a typical 383. I would recommend either Hedman #69090 or Hooker #2452. Those both have 1.625 " primary tubes which should be good fot your build. They will also work with the original clutch bellcrank if you are going with a manual trans. Keep in mind that these headers will not work well with 'slammed' trucks.
Thank you for the input. I am purchasing a belltech lowering kit that will drop 4" in the front and 5" in the back. Should the headers be ok still?
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:27 PM   #7
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Re: looking for headers for 64 chevy c10

These are the hooker 2452 on a 64 long bed with a 3.5 and 5 drop.They are level with the lower control arms.
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