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Fj40 V8 headers?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by godzilla, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. godzilla

    godzilla

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    What headers should I use for my 71 fj40, I'm swaping a 350 in. I don't want to pay big bucks for the downey ones, and don't want to hack my innner fenders up. Thanks
     
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    block huggers from summit racing
    around $100
    work fine
     
  3. woody

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    2nd vote for summit huggers

    IIRC, they are only $70 a pair and include gaskets, collectors, bolts, etc....

    LOVE mine...bought the only other thing I'd consider is the center dump cast factory headers from (I think) a vette...
     
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    Will the block huggers work with power steering? Is there a part number or application that will definitely work? I have an account with Thorley and would like to get some, just don't know exactly what application will work.
     
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    Fits with Scout steering, no problems. I have not heard of issues with other steering conversions either.

    http://www.summitracing.com search words" hugger header, last item, $75

    I've run them on a 1977 350, a 1982 305, and a 1991 350 with no problems.
     
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    Block huggers will work on all 350 blocks except the Vortec, where the passenger side header hits the anti-knock sensor.
     
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    i just got a new pair on ebay with gaskets, reducers, everything for $47.
     
  8. Pete112

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    I bought some headers for my 305 in my 40 from Carlisle swap meet for $20. They don't even come close to fitting so now I'm selling them on Ebay and will buy the block huggers you guys recommend.

    My question is though, when I went to buy my exhaust manifold gasket, they asked if I have square or round exhaust port holes. I have square ones but the pick of the headers from Summit are round. Will they work with my square holes? Thanks for answering my question on top of a question!