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Unread 03-26-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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258 header for CJ 7

Hey guys, I picked up a second CJ 7. This one is a 78 with a 258 that has a cracked exaust manifold and was thinking that rather than run down a used manifold I would put on a header. Any of you guys know whats out there that will not interfere with the clutch linkage? Thanks!

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Unread 03-26-2010, 09:38 AM   #2
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I put a pacesetter header on mine... Install was difficult even without the body being on. If I wouldn't of gotten it for free i would not be pleased at all. Go Borla or another higher quality brand if you do go with a header but I say find another manifold.
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Unread 03-26-2010, 10:22 AM   #3
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Unread 03-26-2010, 11:31 AM   #4
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Unread 03-26-2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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I got headman one piece header from jegs. Works great no leaks. If you want a stock manifold LMK I have one.
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Unread 03-26-2010, 03:21 PM   #6
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I have the hedman dual headers and was pleased with them. Only costed $200 and free shipping from jegs. The headers did not interfere with the linkage but your exhaust tube might. Little tricky to install if you have the exhaust manifold/intake that bolt together but they come with the spacer bolts. I went the cheaper route and bought the uncoated headers then stripped the paint off then primed and painted the header with some high temp paint.
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Unread 03-26-2010, 10:03 PM   #7
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I've got Heddman 2-pc headers on mine. Was not difficult to install, exhaust (2" pipe with turbo mufflers) tucks up neatly under the cab. Nothing interferes. Sounds pretty good for a 6.
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Unread 03-27-2010, 08:44 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the good thoughts. I am going to tear the exaust off today and evaluate it all and decide which way I want to go. I can fab everything from the collector back, just need to get with it.
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Unread 03-27-2010, 11:17 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the good thoughts. I am going to tear the exaust off today and evaluate it all and decide which way I want to go. I can fab everything from the collector back, just need to get with it.
Hay guys, what did you notice in the way of performance improvements with the header??? Was it worth the cost and effort to install?

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Unread 03-27-2010, 02:51 PM   #10
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anyone running the clifford headers? this is the one I have been eyeballing.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 09:22 PM   #11
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i've been thinking about he Headman myself... any noticable performance out of these?
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Unread 03-30-2010, 11:08 PM   #12
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i've been thinking about he Headman myself... any noticable performance out of these?
Can't really say... they were on my Jeep when I bought it! I've had them off to replace manifold gaskets, but that's about it. I can say that my 258 really scoots, however.
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Offy Compatible?

Does anyone know which would be compatible with the Offenhauser Intake? I know the selection is limited.
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Does anyone know which would be compatible with the Offenhauser Intake? I know the selection is limited.
I've got the Borla on mine with the Offy intake. PO had it installed and I'm not sure if it's done right or not. I don't have any leaks but it doesn't look like it was easy at all.
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Unread 07-25-2011, 03:53 PM   #15
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I was just looking at Clifford as well, their intake looks similar to the Offy, will have to give them a call.
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