I'm planning on changing my single exhaust to dual exhaust. the car is a 72 vert w/302,at,ps,.what should i go with? who should i go thru?should i go w/ shorty headers or full length?thanks for the advise. ::
shortys are usually easier to install, but the FLs should give slightly better lo-end torque, which might be important for a stock 302 moving a car of that size. Once you get a set of headers, head (hehe) for your friendly local muffler shop and they can set up a dual exh from there on back with the mufflers of your choice (now theres ANOTHER question! hehe).
Randy, what are you doing with your motor- Rebuild or crate or nothing. If staying with a 302, go with 2 to 2 1/4 inch exhaust with X pipe to dynomax super turbo's. Much $ less than flowmasters, Most say they flow better than flowmasters (who knows). Headers ??? I have the JBA shorties and I like them quite well, but they're expensive. ::
If your'e changing motors that maybe changes a lot of things.
I have Heddman Elite Hedders on my 302. They are a bit more expensive than other headers for street applications, but I think they look great! They do dip down quite a bit though, you can see the header collector if youre looking at my car from the side. I think it's actually kinda cool, but I have a '69, wether you'd be able to see them on your '72 i dont know. Great headers anyway
I'll tell you my experience with the holley flowtech's. They have good clearance around everything in a '66, not even the steering hits, they even fit beside an AOD transmission. I opted for the ceramic coating and that was my only complaint. It only lasted a few hundred miles before rust came through and is now no better looking than a set of painted headers.
I can tell you my son and I had great success with Thorley headers coupled to a full Flowmaster system. Both were purchased through Summit Racing and fit like a glove. The Flowmaster system was a steal. Thorleys are a bit pricy but are great quality. My son has roughly 5000 miles on them and the chrome is still shiny.
hi alan i would like to go with hedmans but they dont seem to have a shorty version of the elite.were did you get your jba's.summit does'nt list them for ford and hp motorsport wants $454.00 for a set a little pricey but i may have to go with them anyway, i really want shortys.
i bought and excellent set of nickel plated chrome headers from fordpowertrain.com they make them custom for your car and dont flake like some ceramic coated ones ive had in the past, and they were actually cheaper than most other brands. they look great on the car.