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Fenton headers on 235 Chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Daddy-O, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. Daddy-O
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 248


    Attempting to get ready for installation of Fenton headers on a 235. The stock exhaust manifold bolts to the intake manifold at the heater box. If I elimate the stock manifold for the Fenton headers I have a fitting in each header for a tube that should go to the intake manifold for heat. Anyone know how and where they hook into the intake manifold heater box. Does the heater box need a bottom w/ fittings in it? Anyone have experience w/ this one?? Thanks in advance!!
  2. Bobert
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 820

    Member Emeritus

    From memory 45 years ago, yes there should be a plate with fittings that bolts under the intake manifold where the stock exhaust manifold bolted to it. Not unusual that you don't have it as most people never bothered with it and plugged the headers. Great headers however. Someone on the board probably has a more recent experience.
  3. Crestliner
    Joined: Dec 31, 2002
    Posts: 3,013


    Just make a plate with fittings for the bottom. Make sure its heavy guage steel so not to warp.
  4. Crosley
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,055

    from Aridzona

    I used the gasket that fits between the stock intake and exhaust manny folds as a template for the needed plate when I built short headers for my 235

  5. i did the same on mine, but never hooked it up, just a flat piece of steel, it runs good w/o the heat.
  6. Kev Nemo
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 2,453

    Kev Nemo

    They heater plate was a feature for cars that had to get started on frosty north eastern mornings. But if PBRasap can do it in Milwaukee, you should be fine in Cleveland...
  7. KnuckleBuster
    Joined: Oct 6, 2002
    Posts: 298


    I believe Offenhauser offers the whole plate setup if you don't feel like fabbing one up. Also, one of those holes is for the tube that goes to the automatic choke on your carb. If you have a mechanical choke, no worries, but if it's an automatic choke, make sure that tube is hooked up or the choke will never pull off.
  8. does anyone know how much the Fenton headers weigh for a 235 chevy? trying to figure out shipping cost from a friend to me. thanks!

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