Re: Anyone running Hedman Headers on a 97 EFI 460?
See no one is helping your out. I had a set of Heddmans on my 67 Mustang, w 393 windsor. They are good headers, bolted right up, no issues.
I wouldnt mess with wrapping them, over kill in my opinion. I never run the wraps on my plug wires etc. Spark plug wire/boot technology has come so far that the wrapping of headers and wires of the 70s and 80s isnt really needed. Most folks do it because it looks cool? I dont think so, and wrapping the header just creates more rust. I did have to wrap one tube of mine as a cable clutch car, the cable passed between two tubes. When I took them off to go Big Block I was amazed how much more rusted that tube was under the wrap. And my car has never been driven in rain.
Best money you can spend is having them Ceramic Coated. Cost you a few hundred more, but well worth if for quality of finish, durability and further negating any heat issues. I have Nittro Coatings doing mine, I found them via 460 Ford.Com budds. They are the best price and best customer support. Sending them my BBF (532) headers soon, I think it came in a 325 bucks.
If your gonna get them coated, be sure to put them on, mocked up with all other stuff bolted on, welded on, so once you coat them your not having to ding them etc. I have never seen a set of headers that went on without requiring at least a ball peen adjustment here or there.
Hope this helps, see your user ID SARDOG, in TX? Retired CG myself, used ot be cheif of SAR for LANT/D5 when I retired.
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Last edited by Gydyup; 02-05-2014 at 06:02 AM.