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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by heyitsnate, Nov 16, 2012.
my shopmate found these old headers and we're unsure what they could be...any ideas?
Looks like 303-371 Olds headers to me.
very cool Nate, yeah they look like 324/371 flanges to me
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
Definitely 324/371 Flanges
that could be arranged
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
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
maybe they were meant to go on the opposited side you have them on pauk and come more strait out?
yes, you may be right and I had thought of that too
but that's not exactly what I have in mind..
couple more vague pictures
the more I look at them up the more I like them
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.
Might not be what you had in mind, but it looks pretty bitchn...
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.
I think I like them that way.
nice!!! glad we could help, the coupe looks awesome , and the jury is out. i like both equally!
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.
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.
Me too. From these shots they look really nice.
i edited this pic down to 400x400 in photobucket why won't it resize!?
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.
They belong on your A bone! Lookin good....
I like the way they look this way, too.
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
Hell Yes that looks real KOOL!!!
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.
Those things look bitchin, Pretty good recreation
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
individual tubes welded and dressed
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!!
consider it done
"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,
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