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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by studewoody, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. studewoody
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 84


    can zoomie headers be run on a little over stock sbc how about what kind of baffles etc...
  2. gasserjohn
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,219


    speedway has a cheap set that is very good.........
  3. CAN they be run? YES
    WILL they make ANY power? NO
  4. In my opinion they do not sound very good with a low compression kinda stock motor, especially with baffles.
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  5. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 2,660

    from so-cal

    street or race?
  6. Doesn't matter, on an unblown car, a collecter type header will ALWAYS make more power over a wider range. And since he said a little over stock it will sound like ass as well as look stupid :D
  7. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 2,660

    from so-cal

  8. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,382

    from Tampa, FL

    Be sure to drill drain holes at the bottom of each pipe, or you'll get a freebie bath at start after every good rain. See the other thread for tennis balls / covers, also. Lots of dummies think they are ash trays. Gary
  9. diggerrick
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 24

    from Ohio

    I ran 2-1/8" zoomies on my 355" engine and they absolutely ROCKED - even with the pathetic 9-9.5:1 flat-top engine. Everybody thought it was a 12 or 13:1 engine.

    The "internet experts" also told me it would never run on injected alcohol at that low compression. It ran 8.70's at over 150 mph with a mild roller cam.

    Was I giving up power? Yes.

    Was the "cool factor" worth it? HELL YES!

    Make sure you have a decently lopey cam, though, even if it's a hydraulic flat tappet.

    Oh, yeah - I had multicolored "splash bombs" in the pipes when not running.

    And don't waste your time experimenting with pan-evac - it doesn't work. I capped mine off and ran the breathers to a Moon puke tank.
  10. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,734


    They sound like crap with baffles. One of the guys we go to coffee with, just put them on his T-buckets. They are more annoying than anything else.
  11. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,498

    from BC

    yea, get a THUMPR!!! Kewl!
  12. lucky-13
    Joined: Feb 28, 2011
    Posts: 213

    from Sacramento

    Thought i would add my two cents im a sound engineer by trade and know a bit about sound deflection. the easiest way to figure out what you like with the exhaust tone is build a set and experiment. I run a set on my 327 10.5-1 with a huge cam they sound awesome but they due pop and i made the entire setup including baffles from scratch 4 hours per baffle in machine work...
  13. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,185


    With a stock engine, think smaller tubes.
  14. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


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