I'm searching for some comparison between headers. If possible even with pictures.
I have Patriot Clippster mid-length headers H8012-1 with 1 3/4 tubes and a nice thick 3/8 flange on my 1970 Chevelle with 402 big block. But I keep scraping the drivers side exhaust (just after the header) to the ground on speed bumps and stuff. Collector is 3" and exhaust is 2.5"
It's 5/8 lower then the front member. I know the 4L80e oil pan is also low, but the exhaust is really lowest point at this moment.
The drivers side collector is just pointing down to much. Fitment of the passengers side was also not perfect, there was 1 tube that needed a flat spot to clear the frontmember. But the collector is much higher. I'm looking for a set long tube headers, it's a street car.
Is this (pictures below) a normal exhaust height? (then my car is just to low) or are there long tube headers, with the collector that is going to tuck up nice to the floor of the car?
I love the idea of a set Lemons, but to be honest, I can't afford them.
Narrowed it down at this moment to choose between:
Doug's D313 / Doug's D316 / Hedman 66002 / Hedman 65002 / Hedman 68198
I'm leaning to the Hedman 68198 because of the heavy 14 gauge tubes and 3/8 thick flange.
Someone here with good advice or some pictures?