Got the new headers in

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by Mark Demko, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Not bad at all going in, lower center bolt wasn’t bad, but the dipstick tube was more of a pain than usual. Passenger side had a bitch bolt too, flanges on collector are welded so gotta make new extensions

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  2. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Looking good.
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  3. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Does that mean the new engine is in getting ready to fire?
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  4. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Yes sir:D
    Im hitting a few minor obstacles, but nothing major.
    My braided line for reading oil pressure at the rear was too short.
    Gotta use the new collector extensions with the new headers and weld my o2 bungs onto 'em, as the new headers collector flange is welded, so I cant orientate the flanges to line up, plus they're a bit short:mad:
    I was expecting a few issues with the larger headers, but actually they fit amazingly well:cool:
    Im HOPING later today to fire it up;);)
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  5. agetnt9

    agetnt9 Agetnt9 (Dan)

    Probably should get some sort of heat shield for the trany lines and starter.
    They don't seem to hang to low,, Good
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  6. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    lookin good, what brand are they?
    If im adding headers to my 350 and want to use my current exhaust, where would I purchase the adapters to modify my pipes?
  7. Dwayne B

    Dwayne B Well-Known Member

    Looking good Mark,glad it's almost there.
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  8. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Yeah they actually fit really well:D
  9. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Ditch that starter and slide a LT1 starter in there.
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  10. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    We'll see how she holds up:D
  11. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

  12. CraigFaller

    CraigFaller Well-Known Member

    Looks great, I have the same headers. Old starter was prone to heat soaking , new hi-torque mini starter and a headshield from TA and no more problems. Looking forward to your updates!
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  13. patwhac

    patwhac Well-Known Member

    TA Performance sells header reducers that you can bolt to your headers and then weld to your existing exhaust, but it all depends on what kind of headers you're using (full length or shorty):

    These may be available from elsewhere for cheaper but I know TA made these to fit their headers. I personally would use v-bands between my exhaust and headers but it depends on how fancy you want to be and if you have the guts to hack a pair of brand new headers!
  14. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for replying, I guess Mark didn't want to.... Appreciate it man....
  15. Fox's Den

    Fox's Den 22 years of racing the same 355 Buick motor

    He got headers from TA Performance 1 3/4 if not mistaken

    I painted my starter white to help dissipate heat. I also took it apart and cleaned it inside and out then put it back in I think it has been in there 20 years now with out a problem, knock on my, I mean wood.
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  16. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Nothing new to report:(
  17. Fox's Den

    Fox's Den 22 years of racing the same 355 Buick motor

    That is cuz it is raining like mad here every other day and we can't do crap, can't even get wood for the darn wood burner.
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  18. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    I wanna get my DD Safari van back on the road this weekend, Im doing it even if its raining:mad:

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