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  • Header wrap.

    I am interested in your opinions on the use of header wrap.
    There have been some concerns about damage to the tubes from excess heat in the metal.
    Any opinions?

  • #2
    Thats why I dont use it. When steel gets too hot it oxydizes (rusts) and breaks down. You could use it in short sections down near the starter motor to protect it but I try and stay away from it. I have ceramic coated headers and I dont notice any more heat than I had with the old iron log manifolds.
    Phil Ball
    68 mustang coupe
    331 engine, AFR185 heads, comp270s cam, 650DP, Airgap manifold, C4 trans.

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    • #3
      as stated,the wrap aids in the rusting of the tubes. I wouldn't use it.
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      • #4
        Don't and won't use it for the reasons mentioned above .... and it looks lousy too, after a little while ...... JMHO
        Eddie "D"
        '70 Sports Roof, 351 W, 13.1 @ 107: Maple Grove.
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        • #5
          Thank you gentlemen.
          Looks as if i will wrap the car and leave the headers alone.
          There is a considerable investment in these headers and the same level of heat related issues. Looks like having them coated is the fix.
          What is the typical cost of cleaning-coating one set of headers and from personal experience would anyone care to recommend where to have this done?
          Many thanks!
          John

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          • #6
            Originally posted by boss68 View Post
            Thank you gentlemen.
            Looks as if i will wrap the car and leave the headers alone.
            There is a considerable investment in these headers and the same level of heat related issues. Looks like having them coated is the fix.
            What is the typical cost of cleaning-coating one set of headers and from personal experience would anyone care to recommend where to have this done?
            Many thanks!
            John
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            • #7
              As everyone has already stated, do not use the wrap. I tried it many years ago before Al Gore invented the internet (so I didn't know any better), and it does keep the heat down. That is the only positive thing I have to say about it.

              I got my Hooker long tubes Nitroplated and they look awesome! The coating greatly reduces underhood temps too. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
              1966 Mustang Coupe, 347, AFR's, Vic Jr., 750 carb, solid flat tappet, C4, 3.55 gears, 235 drag radials. 11.47 @ 116.8 mph on a 1.69 60 foot.

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              • #8
                headers

                Had my Hooker super-comps ceramic coated -powdercoated look totaly awsome and don't think I notice any more heat than the stock exhaust. I'd do it again !!
                Jim Soderberg

                70 Mach 1
                Arest-me-red paint
                351W 4sp ,4bbl,Hooker sup-comp, magnaflow stainless

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                • #9
                  IMHO,i loved my HSComps coated longtubes thermal wrapped
                  I am sure it shortens there life somewhat,depends on how much you drive it
                  It really helped cut down the decibels
                  huge drop in underhood temps
                  I can pull sparkplugs right after hard run without burning skin
                  I wrapped entire system to rear bumper excluding muffs
                  Just my $.02

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