What Long Tube Headers for SBC?

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  1. 1980RS

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    Ed's car was very impressive for a BBC closed chamber headed engine.
     
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    And he let everyone no it too. Had heard in person he was a decent guy.
     
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    I did get a kick out of the million page thread on another site that Ed and several others got into it years ago, it was pretty entertaining.
     
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    Another vote for Hedman!
     
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    I have Hooker on a 79, not much clearance.
    Camaro ground clearance.jpg
     
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    Perfect! Looks like Hedman Mid-length are 100% the move!
     
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    I have Doug Thorely full length headers on my sbc in my 70. I have angle plug heads and a manual transmission with hydraulic clutch. I don't have AC and I have a March pulley set up. My car has a 2 inch lower spindle with new stock height springs. They fit perfect without dimpling. I've run them about 2000 miles so far and I think I've scraped them once or twice on speed bumps. They seem to hang about the same height as the engine crossmember so I think that's what's been scraping. Haven't noticed any damage on my collectors. Going to a coil over setup and new (bigger) rims soon so this should fix some of my ground clearance issues
     
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    [QUOTE="EasyZ $470[/QUOTE]

    That’s the going rate now? I’m curious how well they hold up.

    I had 2 sets of Hookers done 15 years ago, brand new out of the box. Think it was around $300 a set at the time. Sold the one car, but the set on the car I still have I pull and send back every 2 years to be re-coated due to rust coming through. Lifetime warranty so it costs me nothing other than aggravation and shipping. I feel their coating sucks.

    I coated 3 turbo systems over the last 2 years, hot side was glowing red on dyno, still looks like day it was done. Think I’m throwing in the towel on sending these to Jet Hot again and doing them myself next time.
    Curious how others are looking with Jet Hot?
     
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    A bit like the guy trying to argue with Foxwell & some others on TC.
     

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