Wanted - Headers for 289/302

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jamesmacv8
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Wanted - Headers for 289/302

Post by jamesmacv8 » Tue May 12, 2020 10:13 pm

Looking for a set of headers (manifolds) for 289 Hawk

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Re: Wanted - Headers for 289/302

Post by kdavies3 » Wed May 13, 2020 2:29 pm

I've been patiently waiting for mine from Gerry for six months now.
Good luck!
I thought about just getting some block huggers, but i'm told they need too much modification to make it worth the effort.
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Re: Wanted - Headers for 289/302

Post by StuBaker » Thu May 14, 2020 8:49 pm

Hi James,
If it's any help, when I had a similar wait I saw JR Fabrications on Wheeler dealers or similar. I didn't use them in the end as I'd already paid for mine but their work looked good on the telly.
JRfabrications.co.uk
Good luck,
StuB

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Re: Wanted - Headers for 289/302

Post by jamesmacv8 » Fri May 15, 2020 10:43 pm

Ok thanks - it’s just for an engine test on stand, so may get some of the cheaper block huggers for now ....

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Re: Wanted - Headers for 289/302

Post by Roger King » Fri May 22, 2020 10:32 am

Just a plug for JR Fabrications - they made the system for my 289, although not the headers which are cast.
The intermediate collector was very difficult to do as modern technology does not seem to do 90˚ large-radius sweeps easily. Nevertheless the system is beautifully made, and apart from being stainless it is a very close copy of the originals. I upped the flange thicknesses to 3/8" as the originals warp very easily - I provided JR with these flanges having had them made at a very reasonable price by a water jet company.
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This was the pattern they worked from (and you really don't want to know what this rusty, bent old bit of metal cost me):
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