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I'm lookin for fender well headers like these...



Anyone no some vendors with reasonable price$?
 

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Those look like Hooker Super Comps in that pic. Same as on my car.
 

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If you can fit them into your car the Patriot headers are very reasonable, and well made. I used them on my Austin and they were only $200 from Summit Racing. I can take some measurements if you think they might work in your Ford.
Here's what they look like:



They are listed as "fat fender Chevy headers". I believe for late 30's to late 50's Chevy cars. Let me know how wide your outside dimesions are of your body, and I'll measure these to give you an idea. I believe they are around 49"-50" wide at the collectors, since they fit inside my fenders and mine is 52" wide.
 

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That would be great if you can take some measurements of your headers. They look similar to the Speedway Fenderwell Headers. Here are the demensions if anyone needs them:

• Primary Tube Diameter: 1-5/8" • Collector Diameter: 2-1/2" • Header Flange Type: Round Port • Gasket Ports: 1-7/8" x 1-3/8" • Base of flange to bottom of collector is 9" • At approximately 6" from flange at 2nd bend, there is about 2" of drop from flange. We also refer to the A, B, and C dimensions and on our website and in our catalog we have a specification table. The A dimension is how far out from the head the header extends and on this particular header it is at the collector and is 19”. The B dimension is how far down from the top of the header flange and again on this header is at the collector and is 11 ¼”. The C dimension is from the front of the flange to the end of the header and the dimension is 27”.
 

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I believe the Speedway headers are also Patriot, but they wouldn't say. I wanted to know so I could get Summit to price match wih Speedway. The Speedways were cheaper, but they charge $40 shipping. Summit was higher, but only $12 shipping.
Summit wouldn't match Speedway's price because they couldn't confirm the brand.
 

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They look identical to me. They won't say because they don't want anyone price matching them.... for sure!
 

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I bought a pair of Sanderson's off a guy on the HAMB, have u checked there? Mine don't have a flange on the end of the collectors, I'm gonna buy a set of them cones that go inside the collector's and run no exhaust pipes or mufflers.
 

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Trying to re -vive some older headers...in good shape, blasted them. Now Are there ANY rattle can header sprays that will actually hold up? Was checking out this stuff on the Speedway site. Any one have any experience with it? Really didn't want to send these things out, if I could do something myself
 

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Trying to re -vive some older headers...in good shape, blasted them. Now Are there ANY rattle can header sprays that will actually hold up? Was checking out this stuff on the Speedway site. Any one have any experience with it? Really didn't want to send these things out, if I could do something myself
I have used just about every header paint thats out there and in my opinion the only thing i have found that holds up well is one of the performance coatings like Jet-Hot. Sure...some paints work but you have to repaint about every year or so..the ceramic coatings hold up extremely well!
 

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I used VHT Flamethrower 1500 degree header paint on my fenderwell headers and it's been on there two years now. A few things I found out that will make or break your header paint job. First make sure they are super clean, and wear nitrile gloves when handling them prior to paint. I cleaned mine, and then sprayed them with brake cleaner. Let them sit overnight, and hung them outside in the direct sun to warm them prior to painting. Second, don't get crazy applying paint. Too thick and the paint will flake or peel for sure. Better to give them a very light misting the first coat, then no more than 1-2 coats after the first mist coat dries. And finally pay close attention to the curing directions! Don't start your engine up and get the headers really hot right off! Let the headers dry overnight, then start the engine and once the headers show any sign of smoke; turn the engine off. Let them thoroughly cool, and do it again; stopping as soon as there's any sign of smoke. Repeat this process until you can run the engine and not get any smoke from the headers. Usually 4-5 times will cure them, with 10-15 min. cooling periods between. This is the method I used for mine, and it worked.
I can honestly say I've never had luck with header paint holding up until I read the directions closely, and followed them closely.
This is a recent picture of mine. They're dirty from driving, but all the paint is there!
 

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I just made my own fender well headers . I have about $130 in them and one Saturday in building them. there for sbf and not painted yet just going to vht them . Tire Wheel Automotive tire Tread Alloy wheel Wheel Tire Vehicle Motor vehicle Automotive tire Motor vehicle Automotive design Gas Engineering Auto part they don't make much or if any for fords like they used to witch is to bad. building the headers were fun and a good experience in fabing something out of a pile of parts.:cool::cool:
 

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Nice job on the headers! They look perfect, and probably fit better than anything you could buy and modify anyway.
 

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Speedway $7.99 shipping

I just got an email from Speedway, they are offering $7.99 flat rate shipping on orders over $125, use promo code H13E. Those headers don't say truck freight in the catalog, so they should honor that.
Good luck,
John
 

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I just got an email from Speedway, they are offering $7.99 flat rate shipping on orders over $125, use promo code H13E. Those headers don't say truck freight in the catalog, so they should honor that.
Good luck,
John
Good savings on headers too, as Speedway charges about $40 to ship them without the code!
 
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