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Got headers!


 My Summit brand headers arrived today.
 Ceramic coated, USA made. Not too bad looking for $240 to my door. Seem to fit pretty good, nice finish, but obviously road testing will tell the tale. I know cheaper headers can have sealing issues. We'll see, but there was a time when USA made ceramic coated headers would cost big bucks. The price really seems to have has come down in the last year. I wonder why.

I think I'll be going with the "Moon" valve covers. But I need to find some grommets that will work with a breather and PCV valve I've yet to get. Hopefully these covers won't cause a big clearance issue with the brake booster. A  8"-9"dual diaphram will probably be fine here.

With dist, wires and a few more details. 4/1/08
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-- Edited by cdnpont at 19:27, 2008-04-01

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Beautifull motor!!    I,m goimg to have, one of those little motors, when I GROW UP...smile

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 I'd love a BB, but my shed is to small!hmm

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I used to think the same, til my wife said, "Why dont you make the shed bigger?"   I love that gal..

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Looks fantastic Mark! Did Summit look after the customs/brokers fees for the headers or did you have a bill in your mailbox? I just might have to get a set after all. A bunch of us are going to have to take the trek to Burlington this Summer when Mark is ready to set the body of his 69 Parisienne ragtop on his restored chassis. I think it might be a bit heavy for him to lift on his own.
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69Laurentian wrote:

Looks fantastic Mark! Did Summit look after the customs/brokers fees for the headers or did you have a bill in your mailbox? I just might have to get a set after all. A bunch of us are going to have to take the trek to Burlington this Summer when Mark is ready to set the body of his 69 Parisienne ragtop on his restored chassis. I think it might be a bit heavy for him to lift on his own.
Todd



Good one Todd!!! A 69 Parisienne a "bit" heavy???? That would be like saying Brittany Spears is a "bit" mixed up....

 



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Thanks for the offer to make the trek for the "lift" Todd!
If all goes well, I'll have the floors and firewall done by late June. Then the body can be placed to start the real labour...the bodywork.
Actually Carl, I think 4 good sized guys could lift that ragtop body, it's not that heavy... but the more the merrier anyway!

The headers were $178
Summits Canadian "handling" fee was $10
Shipping was around $30
And pst/gst and Customs handling $5 came to $23. Payable at my door to the Canada Post parcel delivery guy. No brokerage fees.

The trick is to select USPS standard when purchacing on line with Summit. Forget UPS. Also, if you plan on multiple purchaces, do them all in one transaction, that way you'll only be charged the ten dollar "handling " fee once. You'll be charged the ten every time you place a order. One nice thing is they will always try to fit your entire order in one box if possible, you'll save on shipping that way.

I've ordered many times from Summit, and their service is excellent! Always arrives fast. They seem to work very hard to please their customers, they don't try to nickle and dime you to death if they make a mistake. I swear by them.

I could not do it cheaper at my local speed shop, shame really, but that's the reality.

Cheers, Mark.

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Interesting you mention UPS   I bought 3 used wheel covers, the other day, and received them US postal, and no further charges.. I bought 1 used cover for 20.00,and 15.00 shipping,and it came UPS 37.45 more at the door!!!! UPS IS killing me..

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I also order a fair amount of stuff from Jegs and Summit. I have it shipped to a place just across the border and pick it up myself. It's only a little less than an hours drive from my place. That way I skip brokerage fees and most handling fees, plus the shipping is free in the lower 48. The General store it gets shipped to only charges $1 per item for the privilege,
( highway robbery!)
As far as your headers, they look great. Ceramic coating is the ONLY way to go. I've had a set on my Chevelle since '96 and they still look great. What are you using for gaskets?


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68post wrote:

I also order a fair amount of stuff from Jegs and Summit. I have it shipped to a place just across the border and pick it up myself. It's only a little less than an hours drive from my place. That way I skip brokerage fees and most handling fees, plus the shipping is free in the lower 48. The General store it gets shipped to only charges $1 per item for the privilege,
( highway robbery!)
As far as your headers, they look great. Ceramic coating is the ONLY way to go. I've had a set on my Chevelle since '96 and they still look great. What are you using for gaskets?



        you put gaskets in?   that get rid of the noise?



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I find it's much neater than JB Weld.

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I try to avoid UPS if possible, I've got jammed every time at my door with them. But sometimes I guess there is just certain items that you just can't insure or trust with the US postal service. But I've never had a problem so far.

Barry, I'm only 40 minutes away from the border, perhaps I should try to find a "general store" that would accept parcels! I drive across to Niagara Falls NY quite often anyway. I'm actually hoping to drive down to Summit next month to pick up a Transmission, it's only 4.5 hours away. I'd love to see the place. Anyone local to me interested in going along for the ride?

The headers came with gaskets, they seem to make of a metalized graphite sort of material. Probably crap. But you get what you pay for I suppose. I'd like to spend the money and get some copper type gaskets. Probably will before it eventually gets fired up.

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Those gaskets aren't too bad. Still the upgrade to copper or dead-soft aluminum is well worth
the extra cost. ( For the reducer gaskets as well ) There's not too much more annoying than a leaky header gasket.

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68post wrote:

I find it's much neater than JB Weld.



        Excellent tip!   I will try thoses gasketsbiggrin



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Wow...what a great looking motor..... mine ain't so pretty yet...lol
Rob

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Looks great!
NOW I HAVE TO REDO MINE...
GARY

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