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Technical Lake Style Headers

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tut Cruella, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Tut Cruella
    Joined: Sep 28, 2018
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    Tut Cruella

    How many out there are running Lake Style headers on their Chevy 350 V8 small block engine? I am interested in getting a pair and was wondering what brand you have (recommend), how do you like them, what don't you like about them, any increase in engine performance, etc.
     
  2. tfeverfred
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  3. Mr48chev
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    Depends on the car, Fenderless they look ok but are like belly buttons now. On a full fender car they look like the owner is trying to hard to have his car look like a race car, and look stuck on rather than an integral part of the build.
    Main thing as any part you put on a hot rod, do they fit in with the rest of the whole build and become a working part of the complete picture or do they look stuck on as an afterthought when you stand back and look at the complete picture. There shouldn't be one thing on the car that makes everything else look like a background for it nor should there be anything that just doesn't fit the build.

    My buddy often used the term "it's so radical" meaning that 99.9 % of the time there was something on the car that was totally out of place but he thought it made it look radical such as a tunnel ram sticking through the hood of a chopped 50 Cadillac sedan.

    I ran a 5 buck pair of used lakes headers on my T bucket back in the mid 70's when my friends told me that they were too "old fashioned" for a 70's hot rod. The headers looked good but my cobbled on muffler setup looked like hell warmed over when I sit here an think about it.
     
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  4. dmdeaton
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    Matt all the way.
     

  5. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    1. Y-blocks

    The way it nearly never was,trendy stuff going on. I like custom headers,but ,if they blacken/or burn your doors.its like sign "Poorly engineered ", So running more down an out is good,still there is a need for more custom, not copy cat headers. Even so I understand not wishing to build your own. It's a lot of work. In the end do what makes you smile looking at your car n have tons fun.
     
  6. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    I think Mr48chev hit the proverbial nail on the head:)
     
  7. 41rodderz
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    41rodderz
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    I think if you take Mr Barlow and Mr48chev advice and pair them together you will end with a hot rod you will be please with.
     
  8. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
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    from Virginia

    I have a set of Matt’s headers for sale on the HAMB classified section. They are for SBC with baffles and turn outs for less than Matt sold them to me.[​IMG]
    They are coated with Gibbs so won’t rust.[​IMG][​IMG]
    PM me if interested


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  9. jbon64
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    ya beat me to it dino . i was going to suggest checking your classified.
     
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  10. hoodprop
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  11. Dino 64
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    Dino 64
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  12. Tut Cruella
    Joined: Sep 28, 2018
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    Tut Cruella

    Thanks everyone! I too agree with Mr48Chev that they should work with the car - and I think they will. I'll call Matt and text Dino64.
     

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