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Re: Custom hide away header

Post by buguy » Wed May 02, 2018 4:57 pm

Worth a shot.

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Re: Custom hide away header

Post by sideshow » Wed May 02, 2018 8:44 pm

buguy wrote: ↑
Wed May 02, 2018 4:29 pm
I wonder if a Type 3 header would fit a Type 1? Seems like there would be more room with one ...
Not a chance, even not made by lowest bidder it is too wide and too far back (clears blower shroud).
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: Custom hide away header

Post by buguy » Wed May 02, 2018 9:00 pm

Yeah I went out and looked at my bug and saw there was no way.

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Re: Custom hide away header

Post by DerrickfromNC » Thu May 03, 2018 12:37 pm

Here is an exhaust system that could easily be modified into a turbo header:

http://www.mofoco.com/item/EMPI_3300_EC ... M/3153/c55

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Re: Custom hide away header

Post by buguy » Sat May 05, 2018 1:11 pm

I was looking at those. I guess if you can cut the glass pack apart and taper it to a flange size it might work. Most guys want to place the turbo where all the tubes are wadded up there.

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Re: Custom hide away header

Post by sideshow » Sat May 05, 2018 3:50 pm

That econo header design has been offered since the 36hp days, it is an unequal length design with the muffler of near 3" od. The only one I have used a long tapper cone reducer to make it 2.5" 3-bolt domestic flange and fed it into common v-8 mufflers, it was nice to use easy to source parts and doesn't hang down (departure angle) like most.
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: Custom hide away header

Post by semipixel » Sat May 05, 2018 9:09 pm

I chopped up an old 1 3/8 header to make this which seems to be similar to what you're trying to do:

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Re: Custom hide away header

Post by kaferboy1 » Wed May 09, 2018 6:09 am

What header brand/model was this that you started from? I am needing to modify an exhaust to work with a 36hp turbo build and have been looking for something to start from.
semipixel wrote:I chopped up an old 1 3/8 header to make this which seems to be similar to what you're trying to do:

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Re: Custom hide away header

Post by semipixel » Wed May 09, 2018 9:21 pm

I used one of these as my start: http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp ... e=C13-3100

And I bought v-band flanges to go from it to the j-tubes, but that's personal preference.
kaferboy1 wrote: ↑
Wed May 09, 2018 6:09 am
What header brand/model was this that you started from? I am needing to modify an exhaust to work with a 36hp turbo build and have been looking for something to start from.
semipixel wrote:I chopped up an old 1 3/8 header to make this which seems to be similar to what you're trying to do:

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Re: Custom hide away header

Post by Chip Birks » Wed May 09, 2018 10:04 pm

I have a ton of vband parts just sitting around waiting for a new header to be built. Might cut the flanges off my A1 header and swap to the bands. So much nicer to work with.

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