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#2462047 - 03/06/18 01:06 PM Big block headers for duster
Derrick Payne Offline
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I wanting to put a big block with sr Indy heads on it car it’s a 1970 duster has the big moroso front tires wanting to know the best the headers for it

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#2462059 - 03/06/18 01:36 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Derrick Payne]
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B Block in an A body...only 2 ways to go, underchassis or fenderwell...pluses and minuses to both depending on street driven or not. Some people drive fenderwells on the street but the exhaust system can be unsightly but the maintenance on engine/trans components is far easier than underchassis. Underchassis are somewhat "cleaner" from a traditional engine compartment standpoint and exhaust system is easier but install and maintenance on engine and trans is a NIGHTMARE...IMHO...TTI's underchassis are what we have on our BB Duster...nice headers...but wholly jeez!!! And don't even ask about starter R&R... panic
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#2462078 - 03/06/18 02:12 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Derrick Payne]
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I love my Hooker fenderwells. They aren’t in the way when doing maintenance. I have 205/65/15 front tires. Have never tried to put anything else on there so I can’t say if they’ll fit with your tires.
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#2462096 - 03/06/18 02:55 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Derrick Payne]
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I have the big 2 inch to 2 1/8 TTI headers on my Duster. It has taken some time to figure it all out but I think I have a system now that allows me to take the car apart and put it back together. I had to build some tools and fixtures to make it all happen. Basically the front suspension has to come off and then the headers come out the bottom. Or you can drop the entire engine and trans out the bottom with the headers attached.


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#2462134 - 03/06/18 03:52 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Derrick Payne]
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If the op don't mind, what about just for racing?

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#2462157 - 03/06/18 04:42 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Derrick Payne]
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I have the Hedman fenderwell race headers. Love them. Everything is easy to work on and i can have both headers out of the car in under 10 minutes

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#2462208 - 03/06/18 06:02 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Derrick Payne]
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I used Proparts semi-fenderwell on my 9 second Dart. IIRC 2 tubes go through the fenderwell on the drivers side and one tube on the passenger side.


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#2462215 - 03/06/18 06:04 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: 493_DART]
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Originally Posted By 493_DART
I have the Hedman fenderwell race headers. Love them. Everything is easy to work on and i can have both headers out of the car in under 10 minutes


What size front tire are you running? Are you running an exhaust system?
Any pics?
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#2462238 - 03/06/18 06:48 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: ProSport]
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I bought a Chevy big block 300.00 kit mopar flanges 150 I think and friend made a set for the price of the kit ..nice fit took a few days ..512 low deck Indy 1 heads

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#2462303 - 03/06/18 08:07 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: 493_DART]
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Originally Posted By 493_DART
I have the Hedman fenderwell race headers. Love them. Everything is easy to work on and i can have both headers out of the car in under 10 minutes


Yes we went with them on our A body Aussie Valiant, tire do touch on lock but that is the only problem. So easy.



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#2462313 - 03/06/18 08:13 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Derrick Payne]
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A naked shot
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#2462314 - 03/06/18 08:16 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Derrick Payne]
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#2462317 - 03/06/18 08:20 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: 493_DART]
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Originally Posted By 493_DART
I have the Hedman fenderwell race headers. Love them. Everything is easy to work on and i can have both headers out of the car in under 10 minutes
iagreeThe only issue I have is the tight fit with the no logo Indy cast valve covers, had to notch the outer edge for two tubes on the passenger side.
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#2462355 - 03/06/18 09:07 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Derrick Payne]
Derrick Payne Offline
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Has anybody used the ones Bob Mazzolini sells I hear there the same as the pro parts is this true


Edited by Derrick Payne (03/06/18 09:08 PM)

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#2462401 - 03/06/18 11:01 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: ozymaxwedge]
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Originally Posted By ozymaxwedge
A naked shot

Those are Hedman headers? They look like an excellent product! They almost look stainless? Did you hot, clear paint them somehow?

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#2462417 - 03/07/18 12:06 AM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Dave Hall]
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Originally Posted By Dave Hall
Originally Posted By ozymaxwedge
A naked shot

Those are Hedman headers? They look like an excellent product! They almost look stainless? Did you hot, clear paint them somehow?


Yes Dave, Headman Headers straight out of the box uncoated , they have black ceramic coating now.
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#2462433 - 03/07/18 02:23 AM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Derrick Payne]
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Originally Posted By Derrick Payne
Has anybody used the ones Bob Mazzolini sells I hear there the same as the pro parts is this true

No, his have bigger primary tubes, Pro Parts where two inch, Maz are 2 1/8 shruggy
I bought a set of the original Pro Parts from Bill Bgashaw before he sold out and close the doors on Pro Parts for my 1969 GTS Dart 383 4 speed car, they don't fit worth a hoot on low decks with stock heads down
I called him about this and was told their for 440 motors in A bodies with stock heads, not low deck B motors whiney shruggy
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#2462462 - 03/07/18 07:48 AM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: Cab_Burge]
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Funny this came up right now...I'm in the designing stage of building a 67 Dart and I'm hung as whether to go stroker small block or big block...one of the deciding factors is headers... work
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#2462465 - 03/07/18 07:58 AM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: RapidusMaximus]
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Originally Posted By RapidusMaximus
Funny this came up right now...I'm in the designing stage of building a 67 Dart and I'm hung as whether to go stroker small block or big block...one of the deciding factors is headers... work




How fast you want to go would be my biggest concern. If you are happy in the 10's and slower a small block stroker in a 67 Dart is the smart choice. Lean on it a little harder and you are in the 9's.
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#2462698 - 03/07/18 02:59 PM Re: Big block headers for duster [Re: ProSport]
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Originally Posted By ProSport
Originally Posted By 493_DART
I have the Hedman fenderwell race headers. Love them. Everything is easy to work on and i can have both headers out of the car in under 10 minutes


What size front tire are you running? Are you running an exhaust system?
Any pics?


165R 15 skinnies--they rub when i turn hard--doesnt bother me. No exhaust .


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