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What mods recquired to install shorty headers...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    My neighbor's wife said her hubby had a set of shorty headers for his 83 silverado that he never used. $80! Beside getting the exhaust to match up to them, what else would I have to do? Right now I just have stock manifolds.....oh yea they are for a 350
     
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    other than making the pipes hook up to the headers, you shouldn`t have to do anything but bolt them on.
     
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    I got some of those cheep block hugger/shorty headers that were a V style. I need to notch my engine mount on both sides so they would clear. It didn't need much just 1/4 inch or so.
     
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    Since we are on the subject of headers I just got a set of hedman headers for $30 for my K5 I'm sooo happy. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Thanks guys /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Since we are on the subject of headers I just got a set of hedman headers for $30 for my K5 I'm sooo happy. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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    I have the same ones save yourself some problems and get the copper header gasket for the collector and the exhause manifold gasket. All the others would leak after about 6 months regardless if the headers came loose or not.
     
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    The only other thing I can think of is to make sure you have a heat sheild for your starter motor. I have had Headers cause some heat absorbtion problems with starters motors in the past.
     
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    The only other thing I can think of is to make sure you have a heat sheild for your starter motor. I have had Headers cause some heat absorbtion problems with starters motors in the past.

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    Ya me too I had forgotten about that. I also ended up wrapping me headers which helped tremendously. This is what I used to wrap mine. Clicky here! 893-11002 was the one I used! HAPPY HEADERS TO YOU /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    If they are shorty headers for a 83 Chev 350/305 1/2 ton they should bolt right in and hook up to your stock Y pipe with no mods. The exhaust system is the same for K5s and trucks up until 87 when trucks went IFS.
    You also dont need a heat sheild for your starter with shorty headers.
     
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    If they are shorty headers for a 83 Chev 350/305 1/2 ton they should bolt right in and hook up to your stock Y pipe with no mods. The exhaust system is the same for K5s and trucks up until 87 when trucks went IFS.
    You also dont need a heat sheild for your starter with shorty headers.

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