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Old 05-15-2019, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by OldCarBum View Post
Don't feel bad, you are going through all the same frustrations I recently went through regarding big block headers.
As I stated above I went to Hedman because they had the best reviews from forum members regarding fit and quality.
Good luck!

My concerns with the Hedmans is the oval port primarys against my D port heads - it will leak and header leaks are no bueno.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 3X2 View Post
Call Mike at American Racing Headers. They don't show bbc C3 headers on their webpage, but they made have already made a set and still have the specs. Maybe Kerry Hitt bought Stahl's under car jigs when he acquired the side exit jigs.
Do you have pictures and a direct number for contact? I will call tomorrow and hopefully have better luck than I have so far.

Have you heard of anyone using Doug's?
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Originally Posted by aswile View Post
I am in the same boat as you...called Lemons and ACP with no luck. Stainless works made some nice looking headers but the early ones didn't fit well (I spoke with a member here who sent his back). I'm not sure if they have improved or not, but I may give them a call. I find it hard to believe that none of these companies makes a long tube under-car big block header for C2s or C3s.
I'm glad it's not just me thst was given the run around with Lemons. I was really disappointed that he was so quick to brush me off after all the good things I have read.

Have you tried calling Doug's? I called and spoke to a Paul who told me the D-322 would fit but I have to change to "big block motor mounts" as it changes where the engine sits". C3 big block and small block mounts are the same so idk about this guy. Maybe you might have better advice if you speak to them?


Let's keep each other informed!
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My concerns with the Hedmans is the oval port primarys against my D port heads - it will leak and header leaks are no bueno.
Curious, what brand are the Heads and what are the Exh. Port dimensions?

I have AFR Heads and am considering making my own long tube headers but I'd rather find a good source (the BB's are painful for this type of stuff)
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Originally Posted by Userj8670 View Post
Do you have pictures and a direct number for contact? I will call tomorrow and hopefully have better luck than I have so far.

Have you heard of anyone using Doug's?
http://acpheaders.com/contact-us.html See if Kerry is available, that is, if he is not off at some racetrack with his Corvette.
American Racing Headers 631.608.1986
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Originally Posted by 3X2 View Post
http://acpheaders.com/contact-us.html See if Kerry is available, that is, if he is not off at some racetrack with his Corvette.
American Racing Headers 631.608.1986
I did call ACP 717-232-2800 yesterday and spoke to a Greg who told me they do not make big block headers. I will try again and ask for Kerry.

Will also try ARH - will post my findings - stay tuned!
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Originally Posted by suprspooky View Post
Curious, what brand are the Heads and what are the Exh. Port dimensions?

I have AFR Heads and am considering making my own long tube headers but I'd rather find a good source (the BB's are painful for this type of stuff)
I will get back to you with this info later today!
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Shape of primary doesn matter as long as it covers the port.
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Originally Posted by cuisinartvette View Post
Shape of primary doesn matter as long as it covers the port.

My Edelbrock heads have D shaped exhaust ports and the primary tubes will cover the ports.
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Originally Posted by Userj8670 View Post
Been reading archives and exploring the contents of the internet - I can only see 2 options for big block 2" ceramic coated full length headers?

Hooker and Hedman.

I had hookers on my sbc, however, the big block version has ground clearance issues from the posts I have reviewed???

I spoke to someone at Doug's and was told #D-322 will fit??

What's everyone running for full length big block headers? Please post up pics!

cheers fellas!

I'm running Hedman and they fit very well. With my aluminum heads, they had to be slightly dented on the #3 pipe to clear the steering box, but now that I have rack and pinion, they clear everything beautifully.


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Originally Posted by scottjamison View Post
I'm running Hedman and they fit very well. With my aluminum heads, they had to be slightly dented on the #3 pipe to clear the steering box, but now that I have rack and pinion, they clear everything beautifully.


What are you engine specs if you don't mind me asking?

What carb is that?

Looks sharp!
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