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Postby mirage_brat » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:23 am

So i just recieved my sanderson shorty headers that i bought on ebay and was wondering if they were stainless steel or bare what kind of high temp paint should i use
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Re: v8 headers

Postby Smiley » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:44 am

they may be ceramic coated or bare, I have not seen them in stainless.
how much were they or do you have a link to the auction ?
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Re: v8 headers

Postby cjbiagi » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:29 am

Try putting a magnet on them, it will not pull, or have very little, if it's stainless. Most likely ceramic coated
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Re: v8 headers

Postby mirage_brat » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:02 am

They were bare... ran into an issue on the passenger side... the header hits the engine compartment where the upper control arm bolts run through. Any suggestions on how to fix this issue
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Re: v8 headers

Postby cjbiagi » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:37 am

I have seen that with the Sandersons (Hookers are very close in this area too). Options are most likely to ding the the header, clearance the chassis or move engine over slightly. Are you running stock Monza V8 mounts?
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Re: v8 headers

Postby mirage_brat » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:30 am

Yes i am
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Re: v8 headers

Postby cjbiagi » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:05 pm

There is some adjustment on the stock mounts, the holes are slotted. So, you may be able to loosen them and slide the engine over slightly, may be enough to get some clearance. You may want to loosen the trans mount as well to allow the engine to move easier. If you decide to ding the header pipe it's usually best to get a piece of pipe and lay it on the header tube and then beat on that with a hammer. That will give you a nicer dimple than just beating the pipe.
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Re: v8 headers

Postby monzaaddict » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:39 pm

if you are still using worn out stock mounts get rid of them. Use bob gumm or powerbyace replacement mounts to raise engine back up. Like clyde said you have some adjustment for clearance. Most of the clearance issues I have seen with sandersen headers required pretty severe denting of the pipe. I would relieve the fenderwell to add clearance. Monzas have clearance built into the fenderwell for stock exhaust manifold clearance when compared to the early vega.
There are also 2 different style passenger side headers.

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Re: v8 headers

Postby mirage_brat » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:08 pm

I do have new mounts new.
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Re: v8 headers

Postby sirrick4 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:03 pm

I had the same problem mounting my headers. I ended up cutting a section out of the fenderwell brace and welding a new piece in. Easy to do when the motor is out. :wink:
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Re: v8 headers

Postby mirage_brat » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:24 am

Id hate to have to beat up a new set of headers...Probably end up notching the fenderwell... and i know this is off topic but when one orders a griffin radiator how long does it normally take to receive it?
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Re: v8 headers

Postby 72Vega » Sat May 05, 2018 10:44 pm

How is your guys' clearance on the spark plugs with the Sanderson headers. I was trying to figure out why my car was missing and just sounding terrible, look down and one of the boots on the passenger side had worn through and was arcing on the headers. It seems like you almost have to take the headers right off to change the spark plugs.
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Re: v8 headers

Postby 67shovel » Sun May 06, 2018 2:40 pm

Had same problem with sanderson headers hitting the body there. Marked the offending areas, pull headers, cut body to accept "potatoe chip" shaped patches from exhaust tubing and welded in.
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Re: v8 headers

Postby Monza Harry » Sun May 06, 2018 4:51 pm

mirage_brat wrote:Id hate to have to beat up a new set of headers...Probably end up notching the fenderwell... and i know this is off topic but when one orders a griffin radiator how long does it normally take to receive it?

Personally I feel this is very on topic, [we all have issues with this hobby don't we?] and with the response to this I feel I am not alone. Now since many write that their headers are fitting with no or very little clearance issues I am wondering if you are really having the "Dreaded Engine Sag" issue instead, the motor mounts on our cars [V8's anyway] are horrible and let the engine sag down quite a bit. Back when my Monza was a daily driver my oil pan was over an inch below the cross member. I would think that 1-1.5" would help with your issue. Bob Gumm's motor mounts would help with that a bunch I am sure! Harry
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