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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-22-2003, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Header paint??

I need to buy a set of headers for my '77 258 to go with the 4bbl intake and holly I got on e-bay a while back.
Here on the OR coast plastik is fantistik and stainless is painless but right now for the header I must go with steel. can't see my way to even go with the armor coat, just steel.
What have you folks used and had good/bad luck with?
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Re: Header paint??

As you've probley already found out us folks with early 258s are quite limited when it comes to headers. I havn't come across any stainless ones yet.probley not enough demand.armour coated or what ever the particular manafacturer cals their high temp coating is the best we can get that I know of.And don't let anyone talk you into wrapping your headers, in damp climates everytime the engine heats up and cools down, the pipes are in their own personal little sauna bath do to condensation. if its a dry area and you have to run a cat, wrap works great for keeping exhaust gas temp hot enough to fire the cat .
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Re: Header paint??

Go back to 6/19 and see the post "Preping and Painting a rusty exhaust manifold"
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Re: Header paint??

Find a metal coating shop in the yellow pages. I went with high temp power coat for my motorcycle headers and they still look new and shiney after years of high heat (on a racetrack) and salt air in hawaii. It was $80 for my full header, probably a bit more for your application. My BBK mustang headers on my 5.0 conversion came with the same coating and they look great as well.
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