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Old October 14th, 2018, 12:56 PM
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I am looking into header situation, and came across, https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLDS-CUTLAS...-/182850971141

I like the look but what about performance
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They are not headers, doubt there will be a performance increase.
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I am looking into header situation, and came across, https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLDS-CUTLAS...-/182850971141

I like the look but what about performance
I’m going to test those as well someday.
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They are not headers, doubt there will be a performance increase.
they look less Restrictive then manifolds though
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90* intersections do not make for good flow and the number 8 cylinder actually goes against the flow.
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Cosmetically they look better than stock manifolds but I doubt they perform any better. Most people believe they would be a waste of money.
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Well if anybody has tried them I would be interested know how the worked out, still like the look
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One of the members here bought an engine from Thornton that had them on it when he got it, probably the one in the picture. Don't know how they worked out.
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they also offer some decent shorties...at least they should perform better than those tubular"accidents"

saw them on their facebook page
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Who makes the shorties the same company?
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Who makes the shorties the same company?
Yes, they are just coming out.
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yes its thorntons. they also showed up on ebay but vanished again. they offer the SB version though.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-1974-1...75.c100623.m-1
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No bbo versions,
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I want a set now since I have the old ‘headers’.
Just saw these on eBay from Thornton. They are for sale now in two different finishes.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLDS-CUTLAS....c100935.m2460



https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLDS-CUTLAS....c100935.m2460

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The collector merge on those 455 headers looks less restrictive than their 350 headers. Either way, a good product introduced.
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I like the look of them, the dull finish
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There have been many tests over the years shorty headers V long tube headers on non Olds engines. The long tube headers have been a clear winner its not even close.
The stock 442 manifolds from the big blocks work okay 68-72. If you are looking to make HP above stock level long tubes are the way to go.
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