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Unread 01-27-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Welding a Header????

Ok guys; I need your opinion here. I have a set of Hedman dual port Hedders on my CJ. Unfortunately I have one tube that is cracked about 1" away from the mounting flange (by the engine). Has anyone ever tried to weld one of these tubes before? Can it be done so that it can actually hold up? Or should I just scrap the headers and buy a new single port? I hated the stock exhaust manifold because it always leaked at the collector. Not to mention I have an Offenhauser aluminum intake and don't really want to mount it up with a stock exhaust manifold.
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Unread 01-27-2010, 02:48 PM   #2
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Weld away. TIG works the best. I have welded them many times.
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Unread 01-27-2010, 04:37 PM   #3
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yep go for it!! i use .023 mig wire, worked great!
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Unread 01-27-2010, 09:02 PM   #4
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OK. Looks like I will weld them up. Do you guys recommend any special paint after I weld them? Something that may help keep any rust off? What about that header tape? I have never seen or used it before.
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Unread 01-28-2010, 12:00 AM   #5
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Header tape has had a reputation for causing rust. Keeps the heat and moisture in, or something like that..

Run them daily, won't rust that bad

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