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Technical Flathead Headers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by motorhead65, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. motorhead65
    Joined: Jan 19, 2013
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    from VA

    The stock single exhaust on my at the moment complely bone stock 1953 Customline is about to fall off. Sound like a perfectly good excuse for headers and duals, any suggestions on fitment and pros and cons on different brands would be a big help.
     
  2. Tudorp
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
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    When I got my 53, and went on a treasure hunt through the seats and trunk, I found these burried deep in the trunk. One is not finished and just needs the finish welds and coating, but I been thinking about finishing them and putting them on my Flathead with some dual flow masters.

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  3. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    So you're saying to go dig through the trunk? :)

    Those are nice, we should all be so lucky. I've been pondering adding headers too, though my understanding is they don't do a whole lot for Ford flatheads (since the exhaust has to wind it's way through the block), particularly stock ones.
     
  4. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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    Fenton cast headers are about $300 and the cheaper weld ones are about $170 for flatheads. both will serve you well. I have two flatheads with these headers.....I also have 2" pipes with no mufflers on both cars....very little back pressure so don't waste your money on fancy mufflers also never a problem with the police for loud noise....both cars sound .very sweet.
     
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  5. Tudorp
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
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    You dont run a muffler? Doest the ox sensor send an error message to the ecm without one? BWAAAHAHAHA... ;)

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  6. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    Ive built two pairs. One from the speedway kit and one from u bends and a 35 ford drive shaft, like b.b.john said you dont need mufflers. if you have the fundage i would go with the fenton cast irons.
     
  7. AlbuqF-1
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
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    from NM

    Can't go wrong with Red's Headers. They usually sell "extensions" to get you to the muffler, well worth it IMO.
     
  8. motorhead65
    Joined: Jan 19, 2013
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    from VA

    I like the cast iron headers and the savings from not buying mufflers would almost make up the difference in price between the tube headers.Do you or anyone else know anything about the patrick smoothie headers , they are cast iron and look almost identical to the fentons and are $50 cheaper depending on shipping costs ?
     
  9. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Were flathead headers called headers before OHV engines became hot rod material? Seems like they should be called blockers.

    Bed time..:)
     

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