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Tight-Fit Stainless Steel Small Block Chevy Block Hugger Headers

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Specs
Sold in Quantity:
Pair
Finish:
Polished
Material Type:
Stainless Steel
Flange Style:
Round Port
Header Tube Type:
Block Hugger
Gasket(s) Included:
Yes
Hardware Included:
Yes
Garage Sale:
No
Overall Height:
10.00
Tube O.D.:
1.63
Port Height:
1.63
Port Width:
1.37
Flange Thickness:
.38
Collector Diameter :
2.50
Header Dimension A:
4.00
Header Dimension B:
10.50
Header Dimension C:
18.38
Notes
Will NOT work with angle plug heads. Made from 304 stainless
Tight-Fit Stainless Steel Small Block Chevy Block Hugger Headers
Tight-Fit Stainless Steel Small Block Chevy Block Hugger Headers
Tight-Fit Stainless Steel Small Block Chevy Block Hugger Headers
Tight-Fit Stainless Steel Small Block Chevy Block Hugger Headers
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Tight-Fit Stainless Steel Small Block Chevy Block Hugger Headers

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Please NOTE the following about this product:

  • This item is sold as a pair.

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What's in the Box

The most universal shorty header just got better! Now made of durable stainless steel, these tight-fit headers feature a heavy duty 3/8" thick flange to minimize warpage with 1-5/8" diameter primary tubes and 2-1/2" diameter collectors. Block hugger headers are ideal for street rod engine swaps and can make tight installations easy. They tuck in close to the engine block to provide clearance for frame rails, steering boxes and motor mounts, but please see dimension chart to verify fit for your application.

The head flange features tall oval ports, so they will fit a variety of small block Chevy cylinder heads (EXCEPT angle plug heads). The collectors exit parallel with the oil pan rail to provide maximum ground clearance. Headers include gaskets, collector reducers with a 2" diameter outlet, and stainless steel installation hardware.

Header Dimensions (GIF)

NOTE: Stainless header tubing when exposed to exhaust temperature will cause the finish to change color which will vary with the exhaust temperature. Please note that the finish of the header when the engine is started, will change to a light champagne color to a darker gold finish and in some instance may even turn dark blue or purple. This can be polished back out when utilizing Blue-away or Simi-chrome polish, but please note that when the headers reach running temperature again, they will immediately change color.  

Item Details

Header Dimension Chart (GIF)

Specs


Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
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Mister fix it.
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Bullard, Texas

Tight fit stainless steel higher headers

July 20, 2015
Great fit and finish. Perfect for space issues
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bill
Verified Purchaser
Doylestown, PA

Beautiful and perfect fit

May 08, 2015
Perfect fit in my 1940 Chevy two door sedan.
Pros:
  • Perfect Fit
  • BEAUTIFUL
  • Well Made
  • Excellent Value
Yes, I recommend this product.
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trucker34
Verified Purchaser
Dallas or.

block hugger headers

September 25, 2014
nice product well made is still not quite enough clearance for my application
Yes, I recommend this product.
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QuickRick123
Verified Purchaser
Santa Clarita, CA, USA

TRI 5 CHEVY HEADERS

August 04, 2014
Headers are really nice quality, super nice polish job. Headers DO NOT fit very well, Had issues with the pitman arm banging into the lower collector area and spark plug access is poor. Plug wires burn instantly as the outer tubes on both sides are bent at the wrong angle and place the plug boot directly on the tube. These outer tubes could easily be angled down slightly or "dinged" prior to polishing to gain the needed clearance. When I called to express my concerns I was told that that's the way they are...no help, no solutions offered, just said they have been this was since they were designed???? Needless to say, a big hammer and a torch solved the issues, now I have brand new polished stainless steel headers with dings and dents and heat circles...AWESOME for my show car!!!
No, I would not recommend this product.
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Merchant Response:

QuickRick123 ??_ Thanks for your review. We appreciate hearing from you. Your review has been passed along to our Customer Service team to review the situation and our QC team to record and inspect the issue with this product. Please note that these headers are NOT chassis specific or cylinder head specific, as they are universal fit. Speedway Motors would be happy to accept return on all headers that do not fit the customer's specific application, as long as they are still in new condition. We apologize for your frustration and are always happy to help.
HardlyDavidson
Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

Nice fit - Excellent quality - Great pri

July 21, 2014
These headers fit perfectly in my 1950 Chevrolet 3100 pickup small block conversion. I used the original straight axle with added rack & pinion so steering issues were no problem. Quality construction. Heavy gauge flange. Bolts and gaskets included with collectors. Finish was excellent. Price was right. A real bargain compared to other brands!
Pros:
  • Price
  • Fit
  • quality of construction
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Vegaskenn
Verified Purchaser
Henderson, NV, USA

Block huggers

June 28, 2014
Very nice product. Dresses motor nicely and gave me plenty of room to complete the steering linkage.
Pros:
  • price was nice
  • nicely made
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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BE33
Huffman, TX, USA

Great quality and price.

September 28, 2013
Can't beat them for the price, easy install, get them and you will be glad you did.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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ATVYP
Park Hills, MO, USA

GREAT quality for a great price!

September 21, 2013
For the price of these stainless headers, I was very surprised and impressed with the quality. Additionally, they come with bolts, gaskets, & everything necessary to install, and keeps you from nickel and diming your budget.
Pros:
  • Price
  • Quality
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Blade
Verified Purchaser
Central ,Florida

I would buy this product again

September 18, 2012
I like the 3/8" flange feature its a big plus to elimante exhaust leak in this are ,super nice finish
Pros:
  • Looks Great
  • Easy To Install
Yes, I recommend this product.
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50s-carguy
Verified Purchaser
Kansas City, MO

Easy installation, great looks.

April 15, 2011
Removed a set of full length headers and installed these in their place. Much better appearance and now there's no heat soak problem with the starter. Plus, polished stainless takes on a great color after it heats up, which you don't get with coated headers.
Pros:
  • Heavy duty
  • Easy To Install
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

17 questions : 18 answers

1 answers

Will these fit on a 1964 chevy impala w/ sbc 350?

caeier
February 03, 2015

Will these fit on a 1964 chevy impala w/ sbc 350?

Answers

February 04, 2015
EricM
The tight fit headers extend out 4” from the head and drop down 10” from the top of the ports putting the collector nearly on top of the cross member making exhaust hook up nearly impossible. Your better choice would be a header that exits more towards the rear or sweeps rearward for exhaust hook up such as 9300108.
1 answers

SBC 327 Heat Riser Fit? I would like to run these headers on a 327 motor with the stock SBC heat riser. Will the stock riser bolt right on? Also, will it clear the block without issue?

Weezy
January 21, 2015

SBC 327 Heat Riser Fit? I would like to run these headers on a 327 motor with the stock SBC heat riser. Will the stock riser bolt right on? Also, will it clear the block without issue?

Answers

January 21, 2015
EricM
Some modification may be needed to the heat riser to use it on these headers. These headers will fit your 327 engine and clear the block just fine.
1 answers

do these fit a 69 chevelle malibu I have a stock 350 automatic 69 chevelle Malibu will these fit?

dena
lynnwood wa
May 04, 2014

do these fit a 69 chevelle malibu I have a stock 350 automatic 69 chevelle Malibu will these fit?

Answers

May 05, 2014
EricM
No these will not fit in your '69 Chevelle. For stainless steel headers see part number 9300108S for your Chevelle.
1 answers

Header fit ZZ4 Chevey Engine, and 1965 Chevelle Will this header fit my ZZ4 Chevy engine with D-Port exhaust? Also will the header interfear with the cross member under the ZZ4 engine of my 1965 Chevelle.

nikenike
November 05, 2013

Header fit ZZ4 Chevey Engine, and 1965 Chevelle Will this header fit my ZZ4 Chevy engine with D-Port exhaust? Also will the header interfear with the cross member under the ZZ4 engine of my 1965 Chevelle.

Answers

November 05, 2013
EricM
No this header will not fit the ZZ4 engine nor will this style of header fit a '65 Chevelle. Our header number 9300109 will fit your '65 Chevelle with the ZZ4 engine.
1 answers

what gauge are the primaries?

46wcdodge
April 13, 2013

what gauge are the primaries?

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April 15, 2013
Jason
The tight fit stainless block hugger headers have .065"(16 ga.) wall tubes. The flange is .38" thick
1 answers

Will these headers work with Speedway weld-in motor mounts 910-18040? Concerned about clearance between motor mount & header. Thanks

CTKID
CT
December 29, 2012

Will these headers work with Speedway weld-in motor mounts 910-18040? Concerned about clearance between motor mount & header. Thanks

Answers

December 31, 2012
Jason
These headers should clear the universal motor mounts number 91018040 without any issues and there is a left and a right on the headers to allow for the motor mounts.
1 answers

Will these fit a 1955 chevy sedan with a 350ci engine and stock manual steering box

Tod55
November 15, 2012

Will these fit a 1955 chevy sedan with a 350ci engine and stock manual steering box

Answers

November 16, 2012
Jason
We offer the following information to help determine fit. The ports are a tall oval so they will fit a variety of heads. Primary tubes are 1-5/8" with 2-1/2" collectors. These include reducers that are 2" at outlet. These headers will not work with angle plug heads. Width of header at widest point from exhaust port - 4.00" Height of header from top of flange to lowest point - 10.00"
1 answers

will these fit 1999 vortec heads installing 5.7 vortec in 78 cj7 need headers to fit

barney
St Louis, MO, USA
October 28, 2012

will these fit 1999 vortec heads installing 5.7 vortec in 78 cj7 need headers to fit

Answers

October 29, 2012
Jason
These headers have tall oval ports and fit a variety of heads including OEM Vortec heads. They do not work with angle plugs, different degree heads, or aftermarket heads with other than stock port configuration THE PORTS ARE A TALL OVAL SO THEY WILL FIT A VARIETY OF HEADS. PRIMARY TUBES ARE 1-5/8" WITH 2-1/2"COLLECTORS. BOLTS,GASKETS, AND REDUCERS ARE IN THE BOX. THE REDUCERS ARE STAINLESS STEEL AND THEY ARE 2"O.D. AT THE OUTLET END. DIMENSION "A"= 4" "B"= 10" "C"= N/A NOT APPLICABLE
1 answers

Will these fit SQUARE PORT heads?

January 20, 2012

Will these fit SQUARE PORT heads?

Answers

January 23, 2012
Jason
These headers have 1 5/8” primary tubes and fashioned in a tall oval design. They work with most oem heads having the smaller square ports. If your ports are 1 ¼” wide these headers should work without restriction on exhaust flow.
2 answers

do they change color under heat

February 12, 2011

do they change color under heat

Answers

February 16, 2011
Waymon
All polished stainless material when subjected to high temperature will turn a golden tint which can be polished out, but will turn back to the golden tint when heated again. This can not be prevented, and is by the nature of the stainless metal.
April 17, 2011
50s-carguy
Yes, stainless typically changes to a variegated golden brown and purple color when subjected to high heat. The header flanges on mine have not changed color since installation due to the fact that they're much thicker than the tubing and they're bolted to the heads which act as heat sinks.
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