Sanderson are rather expensive seems to be the talk I have heard... If you don't want full length headers several companys make nice 3/4 length and shorty headers at reasonable prices. I run 1 5/8" tube 3/4 length Dougs on my small block ragtop.
Thanks for the response... Seeing as I don't have too much experience with the differences, what's the benefit of shorty headers over full length?
The biggest advantage to shorties is that you don't have all the header tubes and collectors hanging below the body, so you can usually get the exhaust tucked up tighter. That helps avoid the dreaded "speed bump scrape" that becomes more of an issue as we lower these cars to improve handling.
The biggest advantage to shorties is that you don't have all the header tubes and collectors hanging below the body
The collector exit flange/connection is also nominally larger than any stock or cast manifold so you can spec. larger dia exhaust pipes from the 'shorties' back ...
The only negative I've heard of with cast Sandersons is the latent heat from their large mass causing plug wire issues - that, and a few stories of cracking around the exhaust exit flanges over time ...
Lots of $$$ for a system that can be improved upon.
Other V8 things - some of which float
Other V6 things - none of which float
Oh yeah, and 1 "Straight-Six" ...
If a man says something in the garage - and his wife can't hear him - is he still wrong !!!