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Re: Headers for a Midget 1500

To: Bill Gilroy <w.gilroy@verizon.net>, <spridgets@autox.team.net>, <ckotting@core.com>
Subject: Re: Headers for a Midget 1500
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 08:22:00 -0400
Oh, how timely! I just found out Saturday that my exhaust manifold for my '79 
is cracked, so I'm in the market for a header as well. Keep us informed on what 
you find!



Chris King   - cbking@alum.rpi.edu

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From <ckotting at core.com>
Date:  Mon, 3 Jun 2002 08:10:07 -0400

>Bill -
>I'm also in the market for a new 1500 header, as mine has bitten the 
>dust after about 6 years of hard use.  I dismembered it yesterday to 
>find cracks running in all 4 tubes as they enter the collector.  It's a 
>PaceSetter header which has the 4 tubes coming together in a "square" 
>formation, and the cracks were in the part of each tube that faced the 
>center of the square.
>I would probably look at the PaceSetter again, but would not wrap it 
>this time.  
>FYI: Places to get the PaceSetter header and prices:
>CarParts.com, $132.47 for the black painted and about $245 for the 
>ceramic coated.
>Victoria British has black painted for 169.95
>Other options that I know of:
>Winner's Circle carries a chrome plated header for the 1500 in their 
>catalog, but I don't know the price.  3 year pro-rated warranty.
>Ted Schumacher (TSImported Automotive @ 1-800-543-6648) has a 1500 
>header for 149.95  Knowing Ted, he probably has them made to his specs, 
>but I'll be calling him later today to find out.
>Let's compare notes on this.
>Chris K.
>> Subject sort of says it all.  I am in the market for new headers for 
>> 77 Midget with a 1500 engine.  I am looking for recommendations or
>> brands to stay away from.  Also things like I purchased my Acme brand
>> header and it require a BFH to fit, I had to bend the body back.
>> I might just leave the stock exhaust system in place or I might
>> replace the entire unit, not sure yet.
>> -- 
>> Later,
>>  Bill                          mailto:w.gilroy@verizon.net
>> 77 Midget
>> 01 Irish Terrier

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