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#1 Troy forman

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:59 PM

Hey guys what do you think is the best headers out there that will fit and look good for my old girl . I have a 68 with a 400 in it . All comments welcome

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

Welcome to FBN ! :welcome500:


Dougs ceramic coated are considered the best fitting and looking, and are also the highest priced. But if you got the $, don't even give it another thought. Looks like the part number for a set with 1 3/4" tubes is D569.

The best price I can find is about $660 shipped. You can probably search it out and find a little better price out there somewhere.

http://streetperform...a.com/cart.html

I was always a low buck racer, so I bought painted Hedman 35270. :smile22:

The best price I can find is $248 shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360960087806

Edited by ponyakr, 09 July 2014 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

Welcome to FBN , Pony is right on both counts ..... I'm a budget builder and went Hedman as well
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:24 PM

I have heddman ceramic's , dougs are considered great as well

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 07:24 PM

I just picked up a 67 firebird but the engine is a pontiac 400 from a 1972 firebird. I want to put headers on it and I was researching them on Ebay and noticed the 1972 firebird headers do not fit the1967 firebird. Do any of you know if its because of frame interference or do they just not bolt up to the engine. If the engines have the same bolt pattern/distance, I'll buy the 67 headers, since they are probably bent to fit the frame.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 06:45 AM

67-69 are the same 2nd gens wont fit.Unless your building a strip car I would not run headers.The long branch on a street car are the way to go IMO.For max HP headers but for a street car not my pic.Tom

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:32 AM

 

Welcome to FBN ! https://www.firebird.../welcome500.gif


Dougs ceramic coated are considered the best fitting and looking, and are also the highest priced. But if you got the $, don't even give it another thought. Looks like the part number for a set with 1 3/4" tubes is D569.

The best price I can find is about $660 shipped. You can probably search it out and find a little better price out there somewhere.

http://streetperform...a.com/cart.html

I was always a low buck racer, so I bought painted Hedman 35270. https://www.firebird...IR#/smile22.gif

The best price I can find is $248 shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360960087806

 
Help or advice on drilling and tapping the heads? So I've got a set of the Hedman 35270's to put on my 69 350 firebird, but my heads only have 4 holes for the exhaust manifolds. Any advice on drilling and tapping the two additional holes for the outside header bolts? Drill and tap size, depth, words of caution? Can I do this at home or do I need to take it to my local machine shop?

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:11 PM

If you really need to have headers have a machine shop do it right.If you dont get them exactly right you might be having to open up the holes on the plates to get the bolts in.Tom

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:13 PM

The 1970 to 1981 do not wok because the steering box is in the wrong place

I have old headmans , imo buy ceramic coated

Edited by TOMR67, 12 June 2018 - 04:15 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:01 PM

Dougs for me.


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