ok so i broke 4 bolts removing my old cast headers of the Gal. and all the mounting ears fell apart when i took out old header. i have a set of factory 427 headers that ive been told wont fit and after seeing the difference between my originals and the 427s i can see they wont fit. so after careful consideration im leaning towards MadDog headers. anyone have any reviews of experience with these? do they come bare? i like the blacked out look on them so i need them painted or coated in black. price isnt bad and i live close enough i can pick them up and avoid shipping.
I have a set on my 70 with an FE. Very happy with them. I ordered bare, but they re starting to darken on their own. I believe he offers them coated as well. Be prepared for a long turn around time tho. It took just over a month to receive mine, but he may not be as far behind as he was this spring. I had no fitment issuse to deal with..no banging on new metal. They have a nice, thick flange and they re split almost all the way thru the flanges, so just a quick nick with a sawzall or grinder and they re free. The collectors slip on with a little tapping and some anti seize. They also have some tabs welded on and are bolted to the tubes. I'd recommend them!!
I also have a pair of mad dogs, fast shipping and good customer service and the workmanship was great, I would recommend. IF your sit low to the ground u might have some clearence problems. I had to put new coil springs in with good shocks and she doesn't bottom out anymore.