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Big Block Chevy Fenderwell Headers for 1955-57 Chevy, Chrome

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Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Pair
Finish:
Chrome
Flange Style:
Round Port
Header Tube Type:
Fenderwell
Gasket(s) Included:
Yes
Hardware Included:
Yes
Port Height:
1.90
Port Width:
1.90
Flange Thickness:
.37
Collector Diameter :
3.5
Drivers Side Dimension A:
24.75
Drivers Side Dimension B:
10.00
Drivers Side Dimension C:
28.00
Passenger Side Dimension A:
26.00
Passenger Side Dimension B:
12.00
Passenger Side Dimension C:
25.50
Collector Length:
7.75
Tube O.D.:
2
Big Block Chevy Fenderwell Headers for 1955-57 Chevy, Chrome
Big Block Chevy Fenderwell Headers for 1955-57 Chevy, Chrome
Big Block Chevy Fenderwell Headers for 1955-57 Chevy, Chrome
Big Block Chevy Fenderwell Headers for 1955-57 Chevy, Chrome

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Please note the following about this product:

  • This item is sold as a pair.

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These fender well headers provide the ultimate performance for 396-502 big block Chevy V8s in 1955-57 Chevy car applications. They kick up over the frame rail and exit just at the bottom of the cowl, which makes them perfect for Gasser-style rods and drag cars. Plus, these headers feature long primary tubes that help produce more horsepower and torque than shorter, more compact headers.

These headers are not for the faint of heart since you must cut the inner fender panels to make them fit, and tire clearance can be a problem on some applications. They may require smaller front tires to avoid contact. The stock emergency brake rod must also be altered. Can be used with most oil filter systems or transmission and starter combinations. The headers are designed to be used with engines in the stock location, not lowered as many kits do, so all 55-57 cars should check motor mount positioning before ordering.

  • Header flange has 1-13/16” x 1-13/16" port size
  • Will require fender well cutting or alteration
  • 2" primary tube O.D.
  • 32" primary tube length
  • 3-1/2" collector tube O.D.
  • Chrome plated finish
  • Includes bolts and gaskets

Header Dimensions (GIF)

Note: This header actually goes upward from the head instead of down before dropping over the frame rails. From the top of the head flange to the top of the tubes is approximately 9-1/2".  

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Header Dimension Chart (GIF)

Notes

  1. These are universal-fit fenderwell steel tube headers for big block Chevy V8 engines. They will require cutting and altering inner fender panels. Tire clearance can be a problem on some applications. May require smaller front tires to avoid contact.
  2. Designed to be used with engine in stock location (relative to stock 1955-57 Chevy transmission position), not lowered as many kits do.
  3. The stock 1955-57 Chevy emergency brake rod must be altered. You may also have to modify your emergency brake cable.
  4. Can be used with most oil filter systems or transmission and starter combinations.
  5. This header actually goes upward from the head instead of down before dropping over the frame rails. From the top of the head flange to the top of the tubes is approximately 9-1/2".

Dimensions: From the top of the flange to the top of the tubes is 9-½”. Once leaving the ports, the tubes turn upwards and then out to clear frame and suspension. Dimension from block to furthest out point of collector is 25-¼”. Dimension from top of flange to bottom of collector is 5-½”. Dimension from front edge of flange to end of collector at rear is 29-¾”. These dimensions can be compared to your vehicle but should clear most big block application vehicles with normal engine location.

Chrome Warning: Due to a revised chroming process brought on by recent EPA regulations and high labor costs, today's chrome is not the quality of days gone by. Be Aware: Exhaust components which are chrome plated are now much more susceptible to blueing, blistering, peeling & corrosion. No warranty or returns on chrome exhaust items once them have been installed.

Not legal for sale or use in California on pollution controlled vehicles

 

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2 questions : 2 answers

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I do not have enough room on the drivers side, at the steering box for this header to fit. big block moved foreward three quarters of an inch. stock steering box. do you have any ideas for me?? there is about 1 inch between the head and the steering box. help, pulling my hair out and I don't have much left. please give me some ideas. thank you bob blake

baretta
canyon city oregon nowaresville
May 06, 2016

I do not have enough room on the drivers side, at the steering box for this header to fit. big block moved foreward three quarters of an inch. stock steering box. do you have any ideas for me?? there is about 1 inch between the head and the steering box. help, pulling my hair out and I don't have much left. please give me some ideas. thank you bob blake

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May 09, 2016
Zach
Expert
I'm sorry to say I don't believe there is a pre-made header out there to fit that application. You might end up having to modify an off the shelf set such as this or have a custom set made.
1 answers

will these headers clear power steering box?

garyb
August 05, 2016

will these headers clear power steering box?

Answers

August 09, 2016
Zach
Expert
I'm sorry to say I don't know if there will be room for a power steering box. I know that the stock box will be pretty tight with one of these setups, so you may not be able to make a power box work.
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