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Since I am unable to locate a passenger side exhaust manifold for my 429 SCJ (the original was repaired years ago and done incorrectly; welder said it could not be repaired to last), I'm thinking of using a set of headers. Found a set that will fit at Summit. Does anyone here have experience with these headers or similar units?

Thank you.

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I have the ones that are in 3 pieces. (first 2 tubes going under the crossmember)  They are freaking expensive for what they are and they go very low.

If you can find shorties, stainless, often made for 460 applications in other cars I suggest you go that direction. Might require some fab to make them fit but will be better than these Hookers.

You might have found others tho, you did not say which ones you found...

PS: you should send me these broken cast iron headers ;)

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

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I'm using FPA mid-length headers. Had to ding one tube to get around power steering box.

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73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.

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47 minutes ago, TommyK said:

I'm using FPA mid-length headers.

Beautiful pieces, is it polished stainless or chrome?

@ponypastor Before install even if not in your near future plan, add a bung for an O2 sensor while they are out.

My EFI Sniper changed my 351c fuel economy drastically (not to mention other modern benefits). I already have one waiting for my fresh 429 and expect it to help cure its monster ridiculous thirst as well, at least a bit. So may be one day you'll want that too and as a bung cost just 3 buxx... it's the perfect time to weld one now that you leave originality land. ;)

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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20 hours ago, ponypastor said:

Since I am unable to locate a passenger side exhaust manifold for my 429 SCJ (the original was repaired years ago and done incorrectly; welder said it could not be repaired to last), I'm thinking of using a set of headers. Found a set that will fit at Summit. Does anyone here have experience with these headers or similar units?

Thank you.

You need to take into consideration what you are wanting.  Shorty's or mid- length will give you a better sound over stock and are easier to put on then long tubes. They also will work with your current exhaust with minimum  modifications. 

Long tube headers will provide more hp in the mid to upper rpm range and will give you a completely different sound.  They can be a pia to put on and you will need to redo your exhaust to make them work.  And as Fabrice mentioned above they sit low under the car.   

I have Hookers long tubes 6115's on my 460 and love the performance and sound of them. The only thing I would change next time I replace them will be to get them ceramic coated or at least wrap them to help cut down on the heat under the hood.  The passenger side get a little warm from the headers on that side plus the heater hoses running right above them.   

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