HOME MAGAZINE FORUM RULES SPONSORS CONTACT
     
   
   
 
Go Back   CLASS RACER FORUM > Class Racer Forums > Stock and Super Stock Tech

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-18-2018, 11:51 PM   #1
nhrasa
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default What header size

I'am turning my 63 Plymouth max wedge bracket car into a class car. I was wondering if TTI 1/78inch mild steel headers would be adequate or do I need to switch to a larger diameter stainless steel header from one of the current header builders. Thanks for the responses in advance.
nhrasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2018, 06:35 AM   #2
rod butcher
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 198
Likes: 3
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: What header size

Call Performance Welding Headers 530-367-4124 Best header guy in the business, the Indy qualifying sheet doesn't lie.
rod butcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2018, 07:09 AM   #3
nhramnl
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 314
Likes: 1
Liked 9 Times in 4 Posts
Default Re: What header size

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhrasa View Post
I'am turning my 63 Plymouth max wedge bracket car into a class car. I was wondering if TTI 1/78inch mild steel headers would be adequate or do I need to switch to a larger diameter stainless steel header from one of the current header builders. Thanks for the responses in advance.


Try this explanation instead: "I'm turning myself, currently a sane, solvent individual who has a great deal of fun bracket racing, into an insane, insolvent maniac, who will pour seemingly endless amounts of money into a car that will never be quite fast enough for me, and which I will only on very few occasions, actually enjoy". Now we can all relate to what you're asking, because you've identified yourself as one of us.
nhramnl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2018, 07:53 AM   #4
jmcarter
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Richmond Hill GA (and Port Ludlow WA)
Posts: 2,612
Likes: 6
Liked 14 Times in 8 Posts
Default Re: What header size

xxx double posted
__________________
Jim Carter
2340 Stock
2340 SST/2340 Super Stock

Last edited by jmcarter; 09-19-2018 at 07:57 AM.
jmcarter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2018, 07:57 AM   #5
jmcarter
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Richmond Hill GA (and Port Ludlow WA)
Posts: 2,612
Likes: 6
Liked 14 Times in 8 Posts
Default Re: What header size

Quote:
Originally Posted by rod butcher View Post
Call Performance Welding Headers 530-367-4124 Best header guy in the business, the Indy qualifying sheet doesn't lie.
X2. Mark Lelchook is a absolute master craftsman. Based on his experience he can tell you power curve on different styles and diameters. Guarantee his stuff will fit too.
__________________
Jim Carter
2340 Stock
2340 SST/2340 Super Stock
jmcarter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2018, 09:41 AM   #6
quickford1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Davidson, NC
Posts: 183
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: What header size

Give Robbie McDonald a call @ outlaw headers 704-230-6429 located in Mooresville ,NC Does only stainless makes everything in house flanges,tube bending and the best collector out there.
quickford1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 07:13 AM   #7
Race Clean
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 34
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: What header size

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhramnl View Post
Try this explanation instead: "I'm turning myself, currently a sane, solvent individual who has a great deal of fun bracket racing, into an insane, insolvent maniac, who will pour seemingly endless amounts of money into a car that will never be quite fast enough for me, and which I will only on very few occasions, actually enjoy". Now we can all relate to what you're asking, because you've identified yourself as one of us.
I think this may be an answer along the way that you want :
For what you are trying to do it's probably a good way to start with TTI or similar priced Headers and spend the $2500 that you save on other things to make the Car faster and better,..that said....I already have 2 sets from Mark and may buy another set in the future, because I REALLY LIKE this type of ART!!!
Race Clean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 07:39 AM   #8
RonP
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Detroit,MI
Posts: 51
Likes: 1
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile Re: What header size

I would try KromerKaft in Youngstown, OH (330-539-5053). Engine size and expected peak HP rpm are required to determine tube size and length. When it comes to Stock/Super Stock/Comp, the header needs tailored to the specific engine. I used to do most all the computer simulation for Kromer to determine header sizing back in the late 1990's & early 2000's . Mild steel + GOOD ceramic coating (inside & outside) will save you money over stainless.
Thanks, Ron

Last edited by RonP; 09-21-2018 at 08:38 AM.
RonP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 11:31 PM   #9
pfordamx
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 186
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: What header size

i've heard several people have had good results with REF unlimited in arizona. if you buy a shelf header you might look into a program like pipemax to help determine primary size.
pfordamx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2018, 02:39 AM   #10
GTX JOHN
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Posts: 1,370
Likes: 2
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default Re: What header size

I have raced a bunch of these cars.

At least 2 inch tubes = Hooker has made Thousands and they
are cheap used. Even their 2 x 32 street header is fine.

2 1/8 inch are marginally faster on a quicker car.

Steps/Merged are certainly a bit better = Cost is three
Thousand VS three or four Hundred bucks

I have several sets of Hookers laying around the shop (Clarification: The Headers
NOT the girls).
__________________
John Irving
741 Stock
741 Super Stock

Last edited by GTX JOHN; 09-22-2018 at 01:16 PM.
GTX JOHN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Class Racer.com. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.Ad Management plugin by RedTyger