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Headers for 440 Ebody?
« on: October 07, 2020, 02:57:57 PM »
Hi all,

I have a 1974 Barracuda with a 440 in it.  Have owned it for 20+ years, and the headers are now rusted out and leaking and in need of replacement.  The headers were on the car when I bought it, and I have no idea what brand they are, but that really doesn't make much difference, since they were all dented up to make them fit around the steering and the starter.  What have you 440 guys found to be a good fitting header that doesn't need to be beat into submission to fit?  It would be nice if I could also get at the starter without being a magigian.
I like the idea of factory HP manifolds (if they can be found) , but I imagine there is a significant horsepower loss going that way. 

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 03:17:36 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 03:29:28 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2020, 07:41:11 PM »
Thanks for the replys.   Any opinions on shorties vs. regular full length headers.  Do the shorties allow for easier starter access if need be?
Also, I have seen some positive mention of Schumacher Exhaust.  Does anyone have experience with them?  One more question to throw into the ring:  With the TTI or Dougs, can my factory starter be used, or do I need to buy an aftermarket model?

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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2020, 09:29:08 PM »
 Both are designed for the factory starter but I prefer to use the Mini , I have not used the shorty headers , the Schumaker are a tri Y header , not the most efficient .

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 02:58:41 AM »
Dougs D-452 have poor clearance by the torsion bars and will not clear Borgeson box. My setup is 440 with 727 and mini starter.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 05:09:38 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 03:56:26 AM »
I have Hedman ceramic coated elites.  Perfect fit. Couldn't ask for better.   BUT, I seem to be one of the few. Others, including Brads70 on this site have had to modify their Hedmans.
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