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Hot Rods Lake headers or ram horns

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by haileyp1014, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Lake headers

  2. Ram horns

  1. haileyp1014
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 930

    from so cal

    Hey guys I've been working on my model a For a while. Any input on lake headers or ram horns? Motor is just for mock up. Will run tri power, 32 shell and keep white walls. Still need to install subrails and mount body. Just thinking ahead. 20180722_154709.jpg 20180728_183757.jpg
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  2. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,954


    Where would you route the rest of the exhaust if you used the rams horns?
  3. BoilermakerDave
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
    Posts: 269

    from Las Vegas

    Ram horns are cool. But man, a fenderless model A? Lakes for sure.
  4. 3banjos
    Joined: May 24, 2008
    Posts: 476

    from NZ

    Original ram horns do look good, but not if your after better performance outa your motor. Throw it on a dyno
    and you'll see the surprising difference. Coupe looks good so far.

  5. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,206


    Lake headers are cool but I’d route them back. If open very loud and ear plugs optional. Lots of pros and cons.
  6. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,245

    rusty rocket

    I have the speedway rams horns on my 32 and Lakes on my T modified. I like them both. If you are going to run a hood I would say rams if open Lakes.
  7. MMM1693
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 603


    I agree with rusty rocket. On my sedan I took a pair of center dumps, ground off casting marks, lumps and bumps and had them coated. It worked out pretty well. On my coupe I run hoodless and have the pipes. Besides hoods belong in jail. Call Matt at Gear Drive for Lakes.
  8. missysdad1
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,015


    It depends on the overall theme of the car. If you are going for a "road" version of a fenderless highboy then the ram horn manifolds will look and work best. On a 'bad boy" coupe the headers will look better. Finalize your theme, then pick the exhaust to match.
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  9. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 2,941


    Run the ram horns and doing tuneup will be a lot cooler on your body - and I Don't mean the car body.

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  10. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,701

    from So Cal

    Baffles in mine make them very tolerable, and sound great. Cheep too!

  11. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,447

    Barn Hunter

    Lakes look a lot more hotrod.
  12. In my mind small block powered hot rods should have rams horns or long tube headers. Granted I am not the same as everyone else and in my mind has nothing to do with what anyone should do.
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