12-04-2010, 01:50 AM
(This post was last modified: 12-06-2010, 05:14 PM by akherber.)
My passenger side exhaust broke at the manifold and I am now in the market for a manifold on my passenger side (luckily that is all and not wheels, bumper, suspension) which I posted in the 'Want to buy' section.
This brings me to my question: I currently have dual exhaust off of manifolds, what kind of price am I looking at to get new exhaust run off of headers? Is this into the multi-k range? Is it even really noticeable/necessary? I'm just asking because if I'm going to spend the money to buy a used 40 year old manifold should I be considering something different.
Thanks for any input or advice you have.
12-04-2010, 04:24 AM
(This post was last modified: 12-04-2010, 04:36 AM by bkelley.)
Headers aren't that expensive at all. You can get a pair of Hooker Comp headers for $185. As far as the rest of the exhaust goes, it depends on what you want to do. Whether or not you want to run an X or H pipe, cats, type of mufflers, tips, et cetera. You could easily put a full exhaust on for under $500. If you do the work yourself, of course.
12-04-2010, 04:34 AM
(This post was last modified: 12-04-2010, 04:34 AM by Widowmaker00.)
headers aren't expensive at all.
I guess it depends on what area you live in for the exhaust. I had a local exhaust shop run a couple 2.5" pipes and some flowmasters and It only cost $150.
I dumped my headers a long time ago. The bottoms of the collectors tends to get hit going over the pot holes so I went with OEM manifolds.
1973 Mach 1 - Medium Bright Yellow - (in restoration mode)
I also gave up on headers MANY years ago. My pro street GTO had manifolds. My recommendation for anything except a racecar is manifolds. Too many leaks too much maintenance with headers. For a driver you will not notice a difference.
Just my nickel's worth.
Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.
When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.
Ok well Ill stick with the manifolds for now. I dont want to spend money on headers when Im not certain what I am planning on doing with the heads. Thanks for the input all.
As for a temp fix until I can put in the new manifold does anyone have any experience with the high temp "J-B weld" style expoxys? Im going to try and make what I have work since it really isnt going to make it any worse Id think. Ill get some pics up and let you all know how it turns out.