Hedman Headders

Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by Green hornet, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    I was just going to pull the trigger on a set of Hedman Hedders #68276 from Summit. I received a new catalog from them today and found Hedman has a heavy duty set #68278. They are 14 ga long tubes with a 3/8 inch flanges vs the #68276 with 18 ga tubes with 3/16 flanges. Any reason I should not get the heavier ones? Also the heavier ones are less expensive, figure that one out.
    Small block street car no track time.

    #68276 = $433.97
    #68278 = $413.97
     
  2. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The 68276 has Silver Ceramic coating where 68278 has thermal coating. Check Jegs, looks like they're running a sale on the later.
     
  3. 70-camaro

    70-camaro Veteran Member

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    Less chance of leaks at the head with the 3/8 flange. They are ball and socket collectors too. I put the 68278's on my Camaro with Mr. Gasket copper gaskets after a few heat cycles and tightening. They sealed very well.
     
  4. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    CorkyE,
    Thanks for the heads up on the sale price at Jegs. Pulled the trigger on them the other day.
     
  5. Patrick73RS

    Patrick73RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    If you want good gaskets look at Remflex. Best available IMHO
     
  6. tom3

    tom3 Veteran Member

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    Looks like a really decent deal at $398 for coated quality headers. Odd that they list a parts kit for install, but specs show all these parts included. Have to look close sometimes.

    (edit) Whoa, just looked on Amazon, $20 cheaper, but reviews are horrible. Any real reports on the newer 68278 here from someone who has actually got them?
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
  7. czizza

    czizza Veteran Member

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    Depending on your power and rpm ceiling you might want to get the 66104.

    I just got them and installed them not pretty easy.

    1-3/4 runners.
     
  8. Patrick73RS

    Patrick73RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    ^ I also have the 66104. Only had to make a few small dings
     
  9. 70-camaro

    70-camaro Veteran Member

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    No need for dings with my 68278's.
     
  10. Patrick73RS

    Patrick73RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I had to ding the #1 tube to make a little room for the edge of the water pump bracket which shares that first hole with the header flange. The dent was maybe 1/8"

    When I put the dent in a header I put an impact socket against the pipe and press it in. Makes the dent look like it was done by the manufacturer
     

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