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installed flowmaster ball flange header collectors today

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by xnoahx, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    These things are great. Its a kit to convert your standard 3 bolt header flange to the better sealing ball flange type. They are amazing. Completely eliminated all the leaks I had with the old flange. A must have for anyone running headers. I did a little write up for them that you can find on my site, the link is in my sig, or you can just click here /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    That's cool. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I finally converted to what's called "Header Hush" on mine - finally no dang collector leaks.
     
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    that is a really sweet setup! I like LOTS! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Those look sweet! But I would turn the flanges to get them as horizontal as possible. They're just begging a rock to snag them with them mounted vertically. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif I like to keep the underside as smooth as possible. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Thats awsome! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif where did you get them and how much? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif I am tired of replacing my collector gaskets! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
    Bill
     
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    Uhhh, didja read the text on his web page? It said that he got them from Summit for $45. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    I mounted them vertically because I didnt want any clearance problems with my driveshaft and my spring shakles which are right next to the collector as you can see here. If it does turn out to be a problem I will just have to have them rewelded.
     
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    Uh Yeah! I didn't read the article the first time,Thanx for directing that to my short attention span! /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
    Bill
     
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    <font color="blue">Got pics? I eliminated the 3-bolt collector gasket issue be eliminating the 3-bolt collector headers /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif but if this works it could help out a lot of others!
     
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    there are pics on my site, you can click on my sig or the link in my post
     

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