Whats the best headers ???

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Whats the best headers ???

Post by olskool » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:30 am

I have a 29 Model A w/ a 392 blown motor and i have Sandersons over the frame Zoomie headers with baffels. This setup is still very loud almost to the point of not having any noise reduction at all !! This is a fenderless car so i need to come over the frame with headers. So my question is ,is there a 4 in to 1 header that will accept a bigger baffel in a 3"or3.5" tube with a kick out on the end??? Any suggestions out there or other ideas? Im not able to run the exhaust under the car... Any help will be appreciated. OLSKOOL

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Re: Whats the best headers ???

Post by DavidBraley » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:28 pm

Hi Olskool,

Don't know if it will help, but it falls into the "other ideas" part of your request. Hopefully it will give you some ideas.....

There is a nice project on the HAMB by a member called Brian Bass (Bass is his user name over there) who put an early Hemi into a 29 Model A coupe. He made his own headers and routed them inside the frame rails and under the car. The exhaust side exits just in front of the rear tires. He is also running a four speed, so in some ways that makes it even harder to do (no room). If you are comfortable welding, you might be able to do the same kind of thing with one of those DIY header bends and collector kit. Here is a link to his build thread. The header fab starts on post #14:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/show ... p?t=104314

The car he built is a huge inspiration for my own personal project. I have a 392 that I'm putting into a 29 Model A coupe as well. I'll be lucky if I can make my project look half as good as his. :wink:

I hope this helps. Here are a few shots of his car and how it turned out:



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Re: Whats the best headers ???

Post by 392heminut » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:45 am

Here's a link to Hot Heads' over the chassis headers. I believe it may be what you're looking for.

http://www.hothemiheads.com/headers_rel ... assis.html
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Re: Whats the best headers ???

Post by DHEMI » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:32 pm


I modified some Ford headders to fit.My engine sits lower than the Bass car.I use an A833 trans.Steering and starter
dictated outside exhaust.All remaining ex.is tucked up under car.Did't really like the looks, it's a compromise but
they are growing on me

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Re: Whats the best headers ???

Post by TDW » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:45 pm

I'm using a set of these mufflers with a set of Hot_Heads outside the chassis headers. 392 engine.


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