dart custom 318 headers?

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  1. SinSled13

    SinSled13 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 75 dart custom, want to put a set of headers on it. who makes a good set of bolt on headers for the darts?
     
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    RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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    Good in what way?

    Price = Summit

    Fit = TTI.

    You will find the prices to be very different.
     
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    abodyjoe Well-Known Member

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    like stated.. you want the best fit then go with tti or dougs..

    you want cheap then look at flowtech or something in the summit catalog
     
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    rumblefish360 so close yet so far away

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    SinSled, the problem with headers and MoPars is that pretty much for the last, oh, many years since headers were made, few people have cared less to make a actual street header for the small block cars. The header companies came up with a design that was copied by everyone else.

    The one size fits all design has 3 tubes that run under the drivers steering linkages. This makes installation a pain since you must disassemble the linkage and run it through the header. The big draw back is the tubes hang very low for street use. It is now only a matter of time before the tubes hot road debrise and get dented &/or flattened out.

    Enter a couple of companies that actually did something to address this issue.
    Doug's and tti. Both are pricey.
    Doug's headers are a little more compact. Tube size is 1-5/8. This works very well for 90% of the street & street strip cars on the road.

    Tti headers are a stepped header. There 1-5/8 tube goes up in size after a few inches off the head to 1-3/4. Tti also makes full exhaust systems for the car as well. From header to tail pipe. With and without mufflers. IIRC, they offer DynoMax mufflers with there systems.

    Both headers are expensive by compare over the 1 size fits all headers. But you won't bash your headers on the road wrecking what you paid for.
     
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    mderoy340 Well-Known Member

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    I run the summit (flotech) headers on my driver and have no problem with road rash. Car has 205/70/14 at normal ride height and the old MP 383 torsion bars up front.
     
  6. Mopar to ya

    Mopar to ya Well-Known Member

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    I have a set of Hooker Super Comps and a set of Hooker Comps. Both will fit just fine. You will never change your spark plugs again without pulling the headers, and they scrape off every dime on the road. However, they work just fine and I'd be happy to sell them. I went with TTi when I put in the 408 because they fit, they give me 5 1/2" clearance off the ground, and I can access my spark plugs easily. If you want a set of these fine Hooker headers, let me know. They were in my 73 Dart Sport 318/904.
     
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    rumblefish360 so close yet so far away

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    Techn tip;

    Remove the valve covers on the hard to get spark plugs.
    Use normal spark plug socket and a open end wrench to turn.
    Mopars rubber coated steel inner core valve cover gaskets are reuseable.
    No sealent needed.
     
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      Cope Fusing with fire

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      Nice tip Rumblefish!!

      I REALLY did not want to pull the headers just to read numbers 5-7....

      Got a part number on those reusable VC gaskets?

      Thanks.
       
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      SinSled13 Well-Known Member

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      my dart doesnt have much ground clearance as it is, sounds like i better go tti
       
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      i never had to pull the header back to get to #5 and #7 plugs. only ran headman and hooker comp headers though.. i always slid the plug socket on and could get just enough bite with an ratchet extension to be able to change the plugs, just make sure the damn headers are cool...lol
       
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      And as an addition to the nice ones the slightly newer to the market

      http://www.engine-swaps.com/Pages/ProductsType/SB_Headers.html#head1

      These look fantastic in my opinion for a mild smallblock:D

      :blob:
       
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