I'am kinda going for the subtle look. So Carbs and Headers sticking out the hood, are not quite what I had in mind. I'm sure when this thing rumbles in, shaking the ground as it rolls through, will raise plenty of eyebrows. Anyone who has ever heard a built BB Ford, with a good cam, and duals, knows exactly what I mean, as it commands a presence, few Small Block Chevy lovers have ever experienced.  I can see them peeing down their legs already. I can remember years ago when they heard my 71 Mach1, with the 500hp 351 Cleveland come into the parking lot. Within just a few minutes I was virtually the only car left, as all the Chevy boys had disappeared. 

                                Well another update, with Pics! As I said the next thing is the headers. So I started on the easy one first (passenger side). I know "chicken". Well you have to walk before you can run, and since I haven't ever done it before, I figured I'd hone my skills on the easy one. I patterned them after the Tri Y headers I've seen on Hot rods, and some sprint cars. They are made from 2" ID pipes from my buddy's salvage yard, I cut them in a bend, then ovaled the end of them to match the port hole, in the flange and Viola, head pipes. I cut the sides of the tubes open and siamesed them together. Took a 3" connector pipe and ovaled it, then slid over the end of the first 2 tubes. Did the same for the second set of tubes, and siamesed the 3" connectors together. Then took a 3' turn down, and fitted it to the roughly 3 inch opening, you can see the marks on the side of the turn down piece where I intend to piecut , the turn down to get it pointed backwards at the correct angle, as it points toward the ground right now. I did every thing in sections, and cleaned them up inside, and smoothed the edges etc. So there wouldn't be any sharp edges to disrupt flow. As that's the Idea of headers, to improve the flow. Well if you look at the pics of the inside of them, you will see they are quite wide open, and a heck of a lot bigger and more open, then the best cast iron Ford manifold by a long shot. Now I hope they work as good as they look. The welds aren't that great looking some spots welded nicely, and others???? Not so much. I think not cleaning the metal had a lot to do with it. I may have to clean them up, and have them ceramic coated. For now they will do nicely. And so far I've got $27.00 invested plus a ton of time. But hey my times free to me, Right?  Confused


Just some finish welding to do around the flanges etc. I was just so wore out I gave up for the night.
Wow, you're getting the short headers built!  I was wondering about that.  Those should work just fine.
WOW...very impressive JTS!  They look really really good.  You made a believer out of me once again!  Man, I wish we were neighbors. I would have enjoyed watching you do this. I could have learned something!
Thanks guys I'm stoked to be getting things done. I've had so many things (life) get in the way. So any progress is welcome. I don't quite like the way the Turn down fits, and I'm working on adding a piece to drop it down, and change the angle, to  smooth the radius at the rear, to help the flow of the rear most set of tubes. This should also help the fit, and allow the starter to be dropped without removing the header. Thanks Guys. Someday is getting closer.  Cool


Yeah being neighbors would be great. I'm pretty much a one man show, I don't have a lot of friends, and sure as heck not any that are interested in Cars, or building them. I'm not really a loner, I just never have found the right person to hang with. Or if I do they live 100 plus miles away. Oh Well.
Looking great.

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