View Full Version : Header fab for 305 new photos 20 Sept 13

August 30th, 2013, 09:41 PM
Just added some new photos of Header fab for 305E. Under pasadenajim album cover is of yellow driver's door with "Lower St Croix Valley Fire Dept" on it.

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August 30th, 2013, 10:37 PM
Looking good Jim! What brand of mufflers are you using?

August 31st, 2013, 12:01 AM
Not sure, guy doing the header fab picked them up, I just told him I want quiet with minimal backpressure. I know about most engines actually needing some backpressure and I believe these 305s are not much different. Just want to help the beast breathe and doing headers and a clean ex sys should do just that.

August 31st, 2013, 12:46 AM
Is he interested in making any more sets now that the hard part is done? If so how much $$$?

I don't know if a reply would be a rule violation? The other truck site pounces at the hint of any business transaction possibility.

Maybe you should PM me?

August 31st, 2013, 04:16 PM
I asked him early on if he would consider building other sets and his answer was a pretty emphatic "no". He took my truck on because of the oddity of the extra large V6 which to him meant "unique" and something he had never done before. The guy doing the build is a perfectionist and a consumate TIG welder, his hot button is anything new and different. As for cost, I believe I will be in the $2k range for the entire header + exhaust sys + Jet Hot Coating + Mufflers + hangers and "stuff". Pricy .. yes, but I believe I can safely say there won't be too many 65 K1500s running around just like this one. Just got the Red Oak back from the cabinet guy who ran each board thru a joiner and planer so we know each one is straight and flat. We let them sit clamped together for the past 60+ days in this Phoenix AZ heat to insure each board was as dry as possible and not given the chance to twist or warp. Still there was some movement, each plank will come in at .710" instead of the preferred .750". They are all clamped back together and waiting for me to cut to length, dado and stain, before fitting to the slats I built some time back. No bolt heads except for the sides and front. Will do some photos on that endeavor too.

August 31st, 2013, 08:50 PM
I asked him early on if he would consider building other sets and his answer was a pretty emphatic "no". I understand how that goes. My best friend is the same way. Extremely talented and making the money he deserves in the racing industry. He is almost too busy for his own projects anymore. If I decide to make some I will probably do most of the cutting/fitting and have him do the tig work.

I think I would rather build an aluminum intake than headers now that I think about it.

September 3rd, 2013, 12:10 AM
You got it right. I was just down at his shop and the project behind mine is a 63 Plymouth Belvedere with what may be the orig factory 426 Hemi. I am told the idea is to build a set of "Tri Y" headers with a long collector to compliment the high RPM range the engine is expected to turn. Like I said, this guy does the odd stuff then takes lots of photos. There is also a drag boat Ford 429 side oiler waiting for a set (after the Plymouth) of 180 degree headers. Now that has got to be a very pricy endeavor!

September 5th, 2013, 07:55 PM
New photos on header build added to site. Headers done now starting on ex system with mufflers. Will post photos as things happen.

September 6th, 2013, 05:06 PM
Found out the name of the Mufflers ... "Turbo" brand. Plan now is to mount in a horizontal axis but above the lower line of the frame. I don't want them "visible" or spoiling the height appearance of the truck.

September 21st, 2013, 12:13 AM
Just added the last of the Header & Exhaust fabrication photos under the pasadenajim "Lower St Croix Valley" picture album. Next step is Jet Hot coating. If anyone has questions, feel free. Jim

September 21st, 2013, 12:57 AM
Looking good Jim!
Did you chose to not go with an H or X pipe or did I miss it? Also which brand mufflers did you use?