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ram horns on a 77 truck?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    my brother is tired of the exaust leaks coming from the afterburner headers he bought and is going back to stock manifolds, he has a 350 in a 77 truck and we have a good set of ram horn exaust manifolds, will they work in this body style? i believe they cam from an old 72 truck we parted out. thanks
     
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    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Bolt one up and check your clearance, I don't see any reason why you couldn't use them as long as the cast size is adequate.
     
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    I know a guy with a (I believe) 78 PU that has 'em. I'll try to post a pic.
     
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    Sorry, I thought he had some better pics of the ram horns, but I couldn't fond any. They are mounted in this pic though, although it really doesn't show them.

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    sweet thanks for the pic, it will be a week or two before we get them on
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    You may need to clearance the mount a tiny bit. I had to on my '91 crew. The angle-dump version fits perfectly.

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    I run them and you are supposed to have to clearance the driver motor mount but I have a good 1/8" of clearance.
     
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    tell him to buy a set of exhaust manifold gaskets (NOT HEADER GASKETS) and a pair of dead-soft aluminum collector gaskets. he'll never have to worry about leaks from the headers again.
     
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    Definitely use stock exhaust manifold gaskets on headers.My exhaust guy told
    me this and at first i thought "yeah,right" but he was right.Since using them ,my headers have not leaked yet!:D
     

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