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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-31-2003, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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OLD cj headers needed

You know the ones, those old, beat up headers sitting behind the shed....

Incase your wondering why I want old ones...
I've got a '68 jeepster and i've been working out how to get more leg room under the dash, i've got a nice tilt comumn, and I want the hole in the firewall as high as I can. Well, I would like to try and mock up a new exhaust using an old header that I can chop up, so I can put the steering shaft through there.

I would like to find a set of Ford cj v8 fenderwell exit headers (My Buick 340" v8 has evenly spaced exhaust ports), but Chevy or AMC fenderwell ones would work.

Anyone about to toss some out? Thom
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Re: OLD cj headers needed

I've got them!!!!

You can have them!!!

Come to Charlotte NC and pick them up!!!
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Re: OLD cj headers needed

I think I will soon have what you are looking for. I have a '75 CJ5 with AMC 304 V8. It has some fenderwell headers and cherry bombs that I am removing. The driver side at least has some holes in the header. To me they are scrap.

My plan is to put together a quieter in frame dual setup from misc. parts. Just ordered a pair of in frame headers from 4WD and gonna wing it from there.

Email me if you want them, they should fit in the boxes that my new headers come in, so I could UPS 'em to you or whatever.

Anyone got any ideas / advice on what to put past the headers? Is the catalytic converter required for engine performance or just emissions? My plan is just to put some mufflers and skip the cat (no emissions testing in FL). No worse than what I had emissions wise.

Lastly, anyone have any ideas on how to get the steering U Joint off the shafts? The steering shaft goes right through the driver's side header.

TIA for answers

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Re: OLD cj headers needed

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Take the "lock" bolt out of the coupling at the steering box, spread the ears slightly, and yank it off. Getting the 25+ year old shaft to collapse slightly will be major fun (PITA).
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Re: OLD cj headers needed

Thanks Caver! The lower bolt was tough to loosen, but the upper one (right next to the bottom of steering wheel) came out fine. Used a chisel to pry the ears apart and it just about dropped off!

One header off, one to go.
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Re: OLD cj headers needed

The more I look at it, the more work it will require to modify the AMC or Chevy ones (siamesed exhaust ports) Thanks anyhow [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
The Cataletic converters are required for emissions. If you don't have inspections, I suppose you could ditch 'em.
To get the steering shaft off, you may need to loosen up the column, and slide it out of the way. There is a bolt going through a clamp on hte shaft joints, Pull it all the fay out, then the shaft will slide off the splines.
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