Sent: 2/13/2004 6:12 PM
Hi. I have fitted Headman headers and Headman freeflow mufflers to my 79 Dodge Minnie Winnie 440 cu in, the original manifolds had badly cracked and I was quoted £448 for both Manifolds here in the UK The header were £187, Muffler £60 pair, 12 ft x 2.1/2" stainless pipe £90, 2 x 90 degree bends £10, although they will not last 25 years like the original units and the bolts require checking every 400 miles due to the differant metals heat expansion, and yes the bolts do go into the water system on the heads so they must not leak each time they are checked. The engine performance on petrol is great 10 -14 mpg Uk gallon. on Lpg 13 mpg. they are a bit noisy on hills but are great at the traffic light when seeing off the VW Golfs for the first 100 yards. The other problem is you can not remove the starter moter without removing the left hand header assembly, I had to modifie the right hand header to miss the top control arm as the correct header with the correct clearance I am told was not availible any longer. I hope this gives you the for's and agaist on fitting header to your unit. Regards Joe.