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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 19, 7:31 PM Thread Starter
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69 Chevelle 396/4speed, no a/c. I’d like to replace rusty cast iron manifolds which dump to Pypes system.

Are there some header style ceramic coated or stainless manifolds that are direct replacement for my cast iron stockers ?

This is not so much a performance car, so not concerned w/equal length or long tube headers.

I live in a small community no local access to custom exhaust shop. Need direct replacement
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 19, 8:05 PM
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Remove manifolds get them blasted and paint them
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Remove manifolds get them blasted and paint them
I’d rather labor for an improvement and not a continuous cycle of remove paint and reinstall.
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There are several shorty headers out there to choose from. Iím not sure though if any will just bolt up to your stock exhaust pipes. Iím guessing that a lot will though. Youíll have to check with individual manufacturers.

BUT... Iíd point you toward ceramic and away from stainless when you make the jump. After having gone down both roads Iím really surprised at just how much better ceramic coated headers keep the heat in the system rather than radiating it out under the hood. And unless you like gold/blue/purple look that stainless will soon take on, the ceramics will stay whatever color they start at.
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BUT... I’d point you toward ceramic and away from stainless when you make the jump. After having gone down both roads I’m really surprised at just how much better ceramic coated headers keep the heat in the system rather than radiating it out under the hood. And unless you like gold/blue/purple look that stainless will soon take on, the ceramics will stay whatever color they start at.
😁 Thanks, good point on stainless. Not such a fan of gold/blue/purple !
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There are NO direct fit shorty headers that will bolt in place of your manifolds and hook up to your exhaust.
A simple choice would be if you don't want any down time,is buy a pair of brand new repro exhaust manifolds and have them send out to be coated,inside/out (there are small HP gains to be had just from them being coated internally) and install them yourself at your leisure.


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