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Old 09-13-2015, 07:24 AM
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I'm changing the first page of my posting because it started out as a Header Search and now it is the full build of the car.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my posts and thank you for coming along for the journey.
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Stahl, mines a small block but they're available for a big block. From ACP in Harrisburg. http://stahlheaders.com/
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buy a set of Duntov over the chassis headers/side pipes
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Here are some vintage racer pictures from '70 '71 Corvette News







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Better in color!
[QUOTE=Alan 71;1590483824]Hi,
A couple more.
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Great stuff guys, thank you. Keep them coming.
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Cool stuff. David you have an open canvas. My vote is black but its not my car either. Depends on the paint colors also.
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Here's one from Funfest a couple of years ago.


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Probably the most common system used was the Kustom Headers made GM header/side pipes, and the Hooker header side pipes, that were a copy of the "factory" ones. They were/are readily available and reasonably priced. Prior to the GM header side pipes coming out around 1968, most racers were using regular under car headers, with pipes exiting under the frame, just in front of the rear wheels.

Stahl made fantastic headers, that were very popular with both privateer and pro racing teams. In the 60's and 70's, Stahl made all of the headers for Penske Racing, and they custom made the headers we used on the Trans-Am Camaros I crewed on in the 80's. Kerry Hitt of Advanced Composites, bought all of Stahl's manufacturing equipment, and Corvette header patterns from Jere Stahl, about 2-3 years ago. Jere is semi-retired, but still helps out occasionally with the manufacture of his headers I believe. Advanced Composite Products is or was, a Forum Supporting Vendor.

Duntov makes an over the frame header side pipe system, that's very popular with vintage racers. I don't think they make a street version of it though, and it's very expensive, with a starting price of around $4000! You also have to cut a portion of the side fender away, in order to use their system.

The first below picture is a vintage racer built by Duntov, that uses their over the frame header side pipes. The next 6 pictures are of Corvettes that raced here in the northeast from around 78-85. The last picture, the white #70, is a car I crewed on in the early 80's. I believe it had Stahl headers on it.

















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Are all done with 4 inch flanges! Literally they are off in less than 5 minutes total!

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Here's one from Funfest a couple of years ago.


This one has caught my eye. Anyone know this car, owner, shop?
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Are all done with 4 inch flanges! Literally they are off in less than 5 minutes total!

Very good picture. Thank you.
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This one has caught my eye. Anyone know this car, owner, shop?
That car was bought new by Babe Headley of Paoli PA, a town just west of Philadelphia. Babe owned an auto repair shop in Paoli. This area was probably the capital of Chevrolet racing in the late 60's, as both Roger Penske's Newtown Square race shop, and Grumpy Jenkins Malvern shop, were within 20 minutes of Paoli.

It is a true L-88, that was a race car it's whole life. Babe initially raced the car quite successfully in SCCA AP, garnering a number of wins. In the early 70's, he started racing the car in IMSA GT, and raced it in the Daytona 24 hour, Watkins Glen 6 hour, Pocono, Lime Rock, Road Atlanta and many other IMSA races. Babe sold the car in the 70's to someone else from the Philly area, who raced it a couple years, and then sold it too. The car was found in the midwest somewhere about 10 years ago and restored.

The last I heard, the car belonged to Tom O'Brian, of Pittsburg PA. He'd vintage raced it a few times, mainly at Beaver Run. I don't know if he still has the car or not.
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That car was bought new by Babe Headley of Paoli PA, a town just west of Philadelphia. Babe owned an auto repair shop in Paoli. This area was probably the capital of Chevrolet racing in the late 60's, as both Roger Penske's Newtown Square race shop, and Grumpy Jenkins Malvern shop, were within 20 minutes of Paoli.

It is a true L-88, that was a race car it's whole life. Babe initially raced the car quite successfully in SCCA AP, garnering a number of wins. In the early 70's, he started racing the car in IMSA GT, and raced it in the Daytona 24 hour, Watkins Glen 6 hour, Pocono, Lime Rock, Road Atlanta and many other IMSA races. Babe sold the car in the 70's to someone else from the Philly area, who raced it a couple years, and then sold it too. The car was found in the midwest somewhere about 10 years ago and restored.

The last I heard, the car belonged to Tom O'Brian, of Pittsburg PA. He'd vintage raced it a few times, mainly at Beaver Run. I don't know if he still has the car or not.
David, search on YouTube for L88. There is a video of this car idling that I watch whenever I need my L88 rumble fix.
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When i swapped the 383 for the 454 we both had side pipes but he wrapped his in that ugly wrap, but not burning my leg and I can even touch the pipe I grew to love the ugly wrap, it does look very "race car"
then I see on ebay they offer it in all kinds of colors so I am sold....
But the look is not going to please too many...

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This one has caught my eye. Anyone know this car, owner, shop?
Looks like Black Hookers to me. Removable sidepipes that have removable mufflers inside. Very common and probably the most popular aftermarket headers ever for Corvette. imo

Just looked at Jeg's...$1295 for the whole BB/black setup. I think we paid more than that for them In the 80's (speed shop markup...lol)
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yea those on the green car defenitly look like hookers thats what i have on my sb and the sidepipes for bb and sb are the same only headers are diferent i found a realy nice used set of raw steel ones and had them ceramic coated for 400 total cost was like 700
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Stahl, mines a small block but they're available for a big block. From ACP in Harrisburg. http://stahlheaders.com/
Stahl for sure. Greg Stump is the fabricator they brought over when ACP bought Stahl headers last year. His contact info:
[email protected] 717 232 2800

He did a fantastic job on my set for my GS replica as well as my current 71 LS build

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...l-headers.html

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