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jim0899
James Willenbrink
Florence, KY
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10/05/2010 04:46PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB Chevrolet 327

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Cool product to fabricate headers-has anybody used it yet?
Posted by: jim0899
Date: October 21, 2010 11:27AM

I found this while reading about a guy thet is putting a GM LS engine into a 1972 MGB (the pictures are his). Looks like the basic kit runs $399 from Summit. I was just curious to find out if anyone on the forum has had any experience with using the “legos” to help fabricate headers.

ICEengineworks 1750BASIC – ICEngineworks 1750 Series Basic Kits
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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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11/10/2007 10:05AM

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74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Cool product to fabricate headers-has anybody used it yet?
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: October 21, 2010 01:00PM

I read up on this article in ls1tech.com also. I believe he has posted here a couple of times to. I think it would be a big help if you had to fab up headers to get all the angles right to fit a swap build. If I needed to fab headers, I would probably go this route myself.

Here is his build:

[www.ls1tech.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/21/2010 01:06PM by 74ls1tr6.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Cool product to fabricate headers-has anybody used it yet?
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: October 21, 2010 01:02PM

Hi James,

Totaly cool product.
I seem to remember something from years ago that used flexible hoses. You built your headers, exhaust system or coolant hoses from the corrugated hoses then froze them in place with expanding foam. You then sent them away to be copied in metal.
This looks like a way better idea.
Good eye James

Cheers
Fred


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Cool product to fabricate headers-has anybody used it yet?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 21, 2010 03:19PM

$399?




We bent pieces of coat hanger...


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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10/23/2007 09:23AM

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'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Cool product to fabricate headers-has anybody used it yet?
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: October 21, 2010 04:07PM

It is expensive, but if you're doing some real tight fitting headers and plan on doing more than one set it would probably be worth the investment. They have a unique clamp system as well which allows you to clamp up the pipes leaving a gap where you can tack weld. Info on the mock up blocks at [www.icengineworks.com] and the clamps at [www.vansantent.com]


MGB SS
Joe Schafer
Central Michigan
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10/23/2007 06:46AM

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1971 Mgb 1991 5.0 Ford

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Re: Cool product to fabricate headers-has anybody used it yet?
Posted by: MGB SS
Date: October 21, 2010 07:43PM

Having built a few sets of Headers these would have been a great tool to have Bar None!!

What I really wish is that I would have come up with the Idea and was selling some plastic Lagos for $400

Yes the price stings a bit

The clamps shown above look like a big help as well


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5936 posts)

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Cool product to fabricate headers-has anybody used it yet?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 22, 2010 08:13AM

So the next thing you need is a saw that cuts the curved sections precisely. Might be a little hard to find that, and if you could buy one of those for $400 it'd likely as not be a good buy. If you make enough headers to pay for it...

I always used coathanger wire, or welding filler rod usually but next time around I'll get some of that corrugated radiator hose like we had on the MG-Roadmaster. It holds a bend and is easy to shape.

JB


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