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v8 sbc headers? by breakneck88
Started on: 04-22-2003 12:59 PM
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Last post by: Mr. Pat on 02-23-2004 06:08 PM
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I just aquired a set of stock Corvette shorty headers. I'm not sure what year but I'd guess early 90s. The length of the collector is 6 7/8" compaired to the 4 3/4" on the Sanderson. For those of you with the V8, do you think the Corvette headers would work for a V8 conversion?

The Corvette headers are in really good shape and I may be able to sell them on ebay to offset the cost of some that may fit better, but if they will work, it'd save me a couple of $$$.

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Originally posted by mrfixit58:

I just aquired a set of stock Corvette shorty headers. I'm not sure what year but I'd guess early 90s. The length of the collector is 6 7/8" compaired to the 4 3/4" on the Sanderson. For those of you with the V8, do you think the Corvette headers would work for a V8 conversion?

The Corvette headers are in really good shape and I may be able to sell them on ebay to offset the cost of some that may fit better, but if they will work, it'd save me a couple of $$$.


unless theyre from an 81 they probably wont work. the 86-91 era manifold that you say you have will interfere with the alternator and compressor. The Primary coming out of cylinder #1 drops down and then to the center. Where it drops down will interfere with the alternator. You wont be able to run your AC because you would have to move the alternator to where the compressor is located.

The manifold from an 81 vette will work. The #1 primary goes towards the center then down so it won't interfere with the alternator. I just picked up a set of these on ebay for $70 shipped. Since its a factory manifold, chances are its made of the same stainless that the fiero V6 manifolds are made from.

IIRC, your V8 car is an automatic. You'll have more clearence problems because the auto trans case is larger than a manual. Mr Pat just had his LT1/4T60E combo done, and he used 81 corvette manifolds.

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Originally posted by KissMySSFiero:

... unless theyre from an 81 they probably wont work.
Hope this helps.


Yes, that helps a LOT ( already have a + for you ). Looks like they go in the ebay pile.

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Yeah I have 81 vette manifolds. Just keep your eyes on ebay and youll get em for pretty cheap. MIne were $61+shipping. Everywhere else I looked was $90 a manifold. Too much for a 23yr old piece of iron IMO.

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