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Fastymz
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posted 11-17-2002 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry that sould say headers,not heads.

If I go to long tube headers with out any other changes.Would I see any difference?
And if so what brand and tube size would you go with.For my 351w in a 65 mustang w/non power everything.
I may try my shortys on my pops Tbucket and if they fit I'll give them to himOr just try and sale the them..And get me some real headers.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-17-2002 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Short tube headers are a complete waste of money. You might as well keep your exhaust manifolds.

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posted 11-17-2002 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Short tube headers are a complete waste of money. You might as well keep your exhaust manifolds.


WELL that makes me feel alot better about the $100++ I paid for the short headers.

Now I already have the short one's what if any thing will long tube do for me.
And what brand and tube size should I go for?

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posted 11-17-2002 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hooker SUper COmp #6208.

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posted 11-17-2002 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
a try y header will be best....

however i personally would go with (am going with for my 351W) with the hedman tork step headers. 1 1/2" primarys turn into 1 5/8" then to a 3" collector. Gives better backpressure for more torque but still allows good flow as the gas looses it's inertia

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posted 11-17-2002 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Hooker SUper COmp #6208.


I know alot of you guys us those headers.I'm just trying to get over the price of them.The headmens are 109.95 the hookers are 369.95

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steve'66
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posted 11-17-2002 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

The Heddman's will work fine for you. I used them on the old 351w and they were ok.
The 408w has the better Hookers though.

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posted 11-17-2002 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve I think I'll get the long tubes this winter.And maybe add some cut outs.The cost diffenrce between the two will help pay for getting the exhaust modified for the long tubes and the cut outs.

Now do any of you have any idea,what kind of difference I'd get from the long tubes over the short ones.
Like should I see a .10 of difference or a .005 or???
I know it's hard to say,but with all the experience you guys have.One of you should have a guesstemation.

Thank for the help.
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posted 11-17-2002 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fastymz:
The cost diffenrce between the two will help pay for getting the exhaust modified for the long tubes and the cut outs.


Just drive to SoCal, I'll cut back and weld up your tubes with collector flanges and then we'll go waste some rear tire tread

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posted 11-17-2002 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
Just drive to SoCal, I'll cut back and weld up your tubes with collector flanges and then we'll go waste some rear tire tread


Sounds like fun I wish I could.

I'll see if I can get my Father inlaw to weld it up for me.I can cut the pipes,that seems easy enough.

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posted 11-17-2002 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is nothing wrong with the 88300 Hedmans. I missunderstood your question. I thought that you wanted the BEST headers that would make the MOST horsepower. I was looking ahead long term towards future planned modifications. Long tube open headers are always worth 20-25 HP on a stock windsor. You will gain at least .015 over manifolds and closed exhaust. You do not need cut outs. Hedman headers come with reducers that you weld to your existing exhuast pipes. They will be retained to the header collectors with three bolts. At the track you just remove the three bolts to open the headers and swing the pipe over to the other side. Very simple and cost effective. Us racers have been doing it that way since there have BEEN headers.

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posted 11-17-2002 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No Alex you were right I did ask for the best.
And you told me what would be the best.
And yes I know I should just buy the hookers now.So when I do more mods I'm already there.
I have to balance price of mods to the gains of mod.If that makes sense.
It's just hard to pay 3times as much for headers.

I didn't think about the collectors.When I talked about adding the cut outs.Your right again that would be and easy mod at the track.Or even at cruise night.

So in a set up like mine,as it sits now.Would the hookers makes any more power then the hedmens.Both running hooked up to the muffs.
Or do you only see the differnce with the hookers,when you start doing mods.


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posted 11-17-2002 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right now, today, with no other modifications, it's doubtful you would see much more performance from the Hooker Super Comps over Hedman 88300's.
Maybe .005 more than the Hedmans becuase of better sealing, port configuration, heat retention, closer to equal length tubes, longer collectors, thicker tubing, better insulation, and a few tiny issues like that.

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posted 11-18-2002 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Right now, today, with no other modifications, it's doubtful you would see much more performance from the Hooker Super Comps over Hedman 88300's.
Maybe .005 more than the Hedmans becuase of better sealing, port configuration, heat retention, closer to equal length tubes, longer collectors, thicker tubing, better insulation, and a few tiny issues like that.


TINY issues now thats funny.
Ok so I know that you get what you pay for.I'll think about for alittle while.
Either way I think I'll be better off with the long tube headers.


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Ron,
I ran my big heavy ragtop with a 351W to 13.70 last summer with cast iron exhaust manifolds, I ground the protrusions down. If you are on a tight budget, some head work that you can do yourself should out-perform a new set of headers. There is tons of power to be gained in a good port and valve grind.
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posted 11-18-2002 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Dave,I'm just always looking for cheap power.

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It's all a total package. You can have the best ports in the world, but if they dump into logs don't expect miracles.

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quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
It's all a total package. You can have the best ports in the world, but if they dump into logs don't expect miracles.


You want a total package,I have the total package.

And now about my car,your right Steve.I'll keep chasing my tail,until I get all the right parts together.
I will get the long tubes either way this year.
Hey 20HP here and there really adds up.

Hang in there with me you guys,I'm really listening to you all.And I'm working in the right the direction.Good things take time,and money.

Thanks Ron
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posted 11-18-2002 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fastymz:
Good things take time,and money.


Mostly just money....

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posted 11-18-2002 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by steve'66:
Mostly just money....

SteveW


Your right about that,because if I found the money I know for sure I'd make the time.

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