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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-25-2002, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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360 headers needed

I am wondering if anyone has any headers for a 360 they want to get rid of for cost of shipping or some fairly cheap price.

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Re: 360 headers needed

If it were me, I'd use stock exhaust manifolds and run dual exhaust along the inside of the frame. Unless you are building your jeep to operate ate about 4000 RPM it wont make any difference at all.
I really hate headers.. they leak, get torn off, and dont last long.
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Re: 360 headers needed

I agree!!! I have headers on mine and it really gets old replacing the gaskets all the time not to mention always being in the way and hanging up on them. If your going to by some new ones make sure they are the shorties that will run inside the frame!!!!!!
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Re: 360 headers needed

Yeah they are a pain, but I am on a college student budget trying to do a V8 swap, and I remember someone on here saying they had a set I could have a few months ago. Of course I passed, but now am looking for any way to save money that I can find. I will probably end up with exhaust ran from the manifolds.

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Re: 360 headers needed

At one shop I worked at we did a lot of motorhome repair and it seemed they all had headers or wanted headers installed. Motorhomes are a real pain to work on and the header gasket replacing got real old fast but we figured out a trick that cut down on replacing blown gaskets every year.

First make sure the header gasket surface is flat if in doubt we would take them down to the machine shop and get a quick cleanup done with the belt type head surfacer.

Then get a good set of gaskets and not those cheap Mr Gasket white ones but the coated ones. We would use the high performance FelPro or the High performance Mr Gasket if I remember right they have a silverish coating.

Then get a tube of Permatex Ultra Copper High temp silicon. Make sure its Permatex Ultra Copper not just the red high temp stuff!! We tryed other brands and they didn't work.

Clean up the head to shiny metal (headers too if they were not resufaced)perferably with a scotchbrite pad on a die grinder. Then run a 1/8 inch bead around all ports on the head and on headers and carefully install gaskets and headers so you dont smear off the sealent. Tighten down in stages from the middle out and let it set atleast 12 hours.

Doing this worked great and header gasket blowouts were far and few between on ones we did. The only thing on a off road vehicle is hitting rocks and stuff with the headers may still cut down on the gasket life.

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