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1955-1957 Small Block Chevy Chassis Headers, Plain

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Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Pair
Finish:
Painted
Tube O.D.:
1.63
Port Height:
1.66
Port Width:
1.38
Flange Thickness:
.35
Flange Style:
Oval Port
Collector Diameter :
2.50
Gasket(s) Included:
Yes
Hardware Included:
Yes
Drivers Side Dimension A:
5.35
Drivers Side Dimension B:
15.20
Drivers Side Dimension C:
21.00
Passenger Side Dimension A:
6.50
Passenger Side Dimension B:
14.25
Passenger Side Dimension C:
22.75
Collector Length:
4.00
Garage Sale:
No
Header Tube Type:
Chassis
Notes
Includes a pair of reducers (2.50" to 2.25")
1955-1957 Small Block Chevy Chassis Headers, Plain1955-1957 Small Block Chevy Chassis Headers, Plain
1955-1957 Small Block Chevy Chassis Headers, Plain

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These Speedway headers allow you to keep the exhaust system under your '55-'57 Chevy car. The "3/4-length" design provides more ground clearance than full-length headers, yet makes more power than "shorty" style headers. These chassis headers fit 283-400 S/B Chevy V8s and has 1-5/8" primary tubes with 2-1/2" collectors.

  • Mid-length design offers maximum ground clearance
  • Designed to work with stock or 605 power steering box
  • Fits cars using an original V-8 pitman arm (some aftermarket arms may cause an interference)
  • Will work with side engine mounts with engine in stock location
  • Fits standard and Vortec-style small-block Chevy heads (not D-port, LT-1 or ZZ-4)
  • Does not work with stock clutch linkage
  • (Please use the chart below to help with dimensions.) Drivers side A dimension is 3-1/2" up by the head and 5-5/8" at the collector, B dimension is 15", and C dimension is 21".  Passenger side A dimension is 4" at the head and 6-5/8" at the collector, B is 15", and C is 21". 

    Dimension Chart (GIF)

Notes

These headers do not fit angle-plug heads. They do work with a "605"steering box.  They work with most any bellhousing and most any motor mounts.  Some aftermarket starters may be in the way.  Designed to fit cars using an original V-8 pitman arm.  Some aftermarket arms may cause an interference.

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    Dimension Chart (GIF)

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