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Username Post: Need header recommendation        (Topic#359734)
BlueTide 
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Posts: 4

Loc: Central KY
Reg: 02-07-20
02-07-20 09:21 AM - Post#2786052    

New here and looking for some recommendations.

I have a '69 K10 that I am doing a drivetrain swap on. Putting in a HT383 crate motor from chevy, vortec heads. I want an easy access hi-flow manifold or shorty header. my plan is to break the motor in then remove the mainfold and main collector and have them ceramic coated.

I bought a set of rams horn manifolds from Flowtech but the studs they sent me are hugely too short and no response from them yet on how I'm supposed to bolt them up.

Will plain bolts work? G5 or G8?

I'm looking for info on what someone here can recommend for a shorty or mid-length header that can be installed and removed without lifting the motor. This is for a short bed K-10, 1969.

Any help is appreciated and ask any questions you want, I'll try and answer right away.



 


Shepherd 
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Posts: 2081

Loc: Lake George, NY
Reg: 11-11-15
02-07-20 12:18 PM - Post#2786065    
    In response to BlueTide

Welcome CT. Ok, what is wrong with getting longer studs, these are readily available .



 
BlueTide 
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Posts: 4

Loc: Central KY
Reg: 02-07-20
02-07-20 12:22 PM - Post#2786066    
    In response to Shepherd

I am the first to admit that internet research is not my thing, I've looked for 3/8 - 16 x 4" manifold studs but didn't find any.

If you have a link or part # for such an item I sure would appreciate it



 
BlueTide 
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Posts: 4

Loc: Central KY
Reg: 02-07-20
02-07-20 12:58 PM - Post#2786068    
    In response to BlueTide

called ARP and he did have one 4" stud that would work, said summit had it, they do list it, available to ship in 6 weeks!

Summit listed dorman as having studs as well, found some 4" that look good, says 2 weeks to ship.

Jegs has and says ships Monday, I ordered them, but I bet they take 2 weeks.

I'll probably just run some 4" bolts in there and use till the engine is broke-in. Gonna pull it for ceramic coat after that anyway.



 
bobb 
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Loc: paradise
Reg: 09-05-03
02-08-20 11:30 AM - Post#2786117    
    In response to BlueTide

if you use studs getting those manifolds on will probly not be easy. using bolts you want 1/2" of thread engagement into the head.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
BlueTide 
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Posts: 4

Loc: Central KY
Reg: 02-07-20
02-09-20 12:46 PM - Post#2786181    
    In response to bobb

  • bobb Said:
if you use studs getting those manifolds on will probly not be easy. using bolts you want 1/2" of thread engagement into the head.



Why is that? i figured it would be easier to install with the studs as they would hold the gaskets in place.

Motor is still out of the truck



 
Stinky 
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Loc: Whitewater, CO
Reg: 05-25-01
02-16-20 08:35 PM - Post#2786694    
    In response to BlueTide

That is a standard stud...long but standard.

Try a TruValue or Ace Hardware.

Then, try a Fastenal Fasteners store, or another bolt store...they should be able to order them.

You could make one out of all-thread. But, I wouldn't, all-thread is soft.



Edited by Stinky on 02-16-20 08:39 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Mel Foye 
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Mel Foye
Reg: 09-29-00
03-02-20 12:14 AM - Post#2787744    
    In response to BlueTide

I had a 69 suburban with a sb 400 that had tri ys and it ran great. Don't recall if Hookers or Dougs.



 


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