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old homemade headers I.D.???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by heyitsnate, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. heyitsnate
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    my shopmate found these old headers and we're unsure what they could be...any ideas?
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  2. mrolds88
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    Looks like 303-371 Olds headers to me.
     
  3. Paul
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    very cool Nate, yeah they look like 324/371 flanges to me
     
  4. kennkat
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    :):) I agree!! :):)
     

  5. Paul
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    hey Nate,
    can I borrow them for a few minutes?
    they have the look I've been looking for for my Coupe
    you would get them right back, promise
     
  6. Blue One
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    Definitely 324/371 Flanges
     

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  7. heyitsnate
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    that could be arranged:)
     
  8. Paul
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    a bit on the crude side of construction and the flange angle is way off
    but this is very close to look I'm after

    I will try to recreate some in this basic style

    three oversized tubes, center the same size as outer, short oversized collector
    not the best for maximum flow numbers but the blower should help compensate

    thank's Nate, Mark and Jolen

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  9. Blue One
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    Seeing them sitting there mocked up it appears that the angle of where the heads exhaust outlets is at a much different angle. Its rather hard to picture these headers bolted onto the heads and running inside the frame rails as the would appear to have fit :confused:
     
  10. titus
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    maybe they were meant to go on the opposited side you have them on pauk and come more strait out?
     
  11. goodgarb
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    yes, you may be right and I had thought of that too

    but that's not exactly what I have in mind..

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    couple more vague pictures
    the more I look at them up the more I like them

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    thanks for letting me borrow the headers,
    they definitely have the look I am after

    Jolen's got a neat project going,
    I'm sure he'll put the stuff to better use than just sitting in my loft

    Your welcome, keep them as long as you need them, just going to be shop decorations so no hurry.
     
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  12. flamedabone
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    Might not be what you had in mind, but it looks pretty bitchn...

    -Abone.
     
  13. Paul
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    ah hell, now it's starting to grow on me too..

    I'll roll it outside one of these days, if it ever stops raining,
    and get a better look at it.
     
  14. Blue One
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    I think I like them that way.
     
  15. heyitsnate
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    nice!!! glad we could help, the coupe looks awesome , and the jury is out. i like both equally!
     
  16. F&J
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    I agree from that one vague picture. I suppose it may look different in person, but it looks real old timey to me.

    I like old homemade parts, especially headers on Olds...what can I say.
     
  17. heyitsnate
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    my buddy scotty strebel's front brake-less street driven a. sorry for the crappy pics. stills from a vid. reminds me of version 1.
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  18. Blue One
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    Me too. :) From these shots they look really nice.
     
  19. heyitsnate
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    i edited this pic down to 400x400 in photobucket why won't it resize!?
     
  20. F&J
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    thanks for the better views. Dang, those are perfect for that build style. They just look the part, and sure don't look like modern styling.

    I also really like the angle of the collectors, and it gives a early competion look to the motor.
     
  21. 343w
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    They belong on your A bone! Lookin good....
     
  22. I like the way they look this way, too.
     
  23. goodgarb
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    :D:DHey Paul
    They look and fit really well considering they were pulled from the rafters in an old garage just two weeks ago! Thanks for hooking up Jolen with the T parts, he is very happy. Mark
     
  24. kennkat
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    Hell Yes that looks real KOOL!!! :D:D:D
     
  25. F&J
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    I like it. I was looking through my pics earlier for Olds pipes, but all too early looking.

    ..and I kept thinking I liked the headers your friend found, because they did really look like "60s performance" for bigger cube motors.
     
  26. cakes
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    Those things look bitchin, Pretty good recreation
     
  27. Paul
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    started puting together a set, trying to maintain the same basic style
    using 14 gauge 2" for all three primary tubes
    couldn't find any 4" 14 gauge plain steel tube
    so I'm using Olds oil filter canisters for collectors
    they are a bit larger in diameter but it's what I got

    both flanges and starter tubes are welded
    the first side's tubes are tacked and taped in place

    the first side is always the easiest
    the tough part (for me anyways) is making the other side mirror the first

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    individual tubes welded and dressed

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  28. mr50s
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    Hey Paul,

    Do you suppose you could give about ten percent of your talents to me? You wouldn't miss it, but it would increase my talents ten-fold!!

    mr50s:D
     
  29. Paul
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    consider it done
     
  30. Checkerwagon
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    "the first side is always the easiest
    the tough part (for me anyways) is making the other side mirror the first"
    You're not alone Brother. But, hey, you can only look at one side at a time !?
    Looks great, carry on.
    All the best,
    Dale
    Cleveland OH
     

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