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1966 Buick Wildcat: The exhaust system..headers..factory..manifolds

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I have a 1966 Buick Wildcat with 425 engine. The exhaust system is shot and I am trying to find headers instead of factory manifolds. What headers will fit?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Davo replied 11 years ago.
The place to call to get an answer if possible is Summit Racing. 1-800-230-3030.The folks there will be able to tell you what headers will fit if they exist.Headers do have some drawbacks like excessive underhood heat that burns spark plug wires and heats up the starter making hot starts difficult at times on some cars.If this answer helps please click on my accept button.
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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Davo/diablo666's Post: Helpful. I was looking for a slightly different answer, but this was the answer I needed to hear.
Expert:  Davo replied 11 years ago.
Are you manifolds rotted out?I would like to see you keep that great car stock if possible but then it's your car and your decision.If the manifolds are ok any good muffler shop can make you new pipes.In fact they can make them of stainless steel for long life.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Davo/diablo666's Post: All the pipes are like swiss cheese,In the next few days I will have a shop put on pipes for me. The price is much better than buying OEM parts. As far as I can tell the manifolds are good, visual inspection looks good. Without being able to run the engine and listen correctly I am only assuming they are good they only have 63,000 miles on the engine. Thank you for the help, I will be keeping the manifolds.
Expert:  Davo replied 11 years ago.
I'm glad to hear you are keeping the manifolds.Those cars are fetching some serious money in stock condition these days.They are a beautiful car in the stock condition.Actually some thing to treasure in my opinion.There was a guy in my shop that bought one on ebay but would not disclose the selling price it was in very good condition but not perfect as far as a collector rating.I hope you enjoy the car,your new exhaust will most likely outlast the new 2006 cars coming out.

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