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Best Headers for 87 w100?

Hey folks I have searched and can only find old threads. I have an 87 w100 I have very leaky cast iron stock manifolds. I want to run headers and straight pipe it to right before my back tires. Cheap and efficient way to get rid of exhaust leak I believe. I have done quite a bit of work to get it in the road and the exhaust leak drives me batty. I have removed all smog and ac. So what are the best headers that have no smog hook ups and stuff. That I can just bolt right in easily. THAKS.

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most headers are going to be difficult to install with that big ass starter on the drivers side. you'll have to upgrade to the mini starter. i got my from oreilly's by ordering a starter from a 1995 dodge 1500 with a 360ci.

i like my hooker headers. they sound good, dont leak (i have to tighten up the header bolts every so often though), and fit great with little work, except i had to bend the dip stick tube for the automatic trans.

if you have a manual.....nothing to worry about.

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Nope it's an automatic. Uuuuuggghhhh I don't want to replace the starter lol

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Looks like i am just gonna have an exhaust shop hut down the leak and fix it for me. Should be cheaper than buying the headers any ways.
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good call. havine the stock manifolds tend to give better low range torque any way.

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Just stopped in an exhaust shop and they found the leak. Problem is it is in the heat riser on the passanger side. So i need the gaskets and the heat riser to replace it all i can not for the life of me find on for sale. Any help?
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Or are there any headers that will clear the stock 5 gal bucket of a starter?

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i have heard from a few guys that got the headers to clear the starter. but the issue i found is.....trying to replace the starter, you gotta remove the header to do it.

not sure how they even got the headers around the starter to be honest

take the manifold off and remove the riser and weld the holes closed?

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