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76 chevy back to life
#789119 March 05th 2022 12:28 pm
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Guy's, I just decided to bring back to life my 76 Chevy G-20. It has been setting for 2 years. Did I miss something? Trying to find anything for it is a major undertaking all of a sudden. Slapping on new shocks, new carb, and went looking for some new stainless headers. Summit, Jegs, Hooker, and Heddman, It is a basic bare bones 350 crate gen1. Looking for long tube stainless, but would consider high temp ceramic. Anybody got any ideas or suggestions?

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Randy Charles Hill #789139 March 05th 2022 3:53 pm
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Welcome! Try search the site in the left hand menu, and type in Chevy Headers. True Duals with cast iron manifolds on a 350 is not a bad compromise. Good Hunting!


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76 G20 back to life
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Guys, It has been 2 years since I put my van in the backyard. Bringing her back to life. When did the world change. Cannot seem to find anything online anymore for a 76 Chev. Looking for stainless headers for a bare bone 350. No air and TH350 automatic. Would consider HT ceramic. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Randy Charles Hill #789152 March 05th 2022 6:08 pm
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In addition to searching the on this site, you could try like old Hot Rod, or Truck n Van magazine articles too. A Ton of old Van mags on Ebay


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1990 Chevy G30 454
Church Van, maternity division

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1988 Dodge B250

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'94 Dodge B350 www.xplorermotorhome.com/
Xplorer MH model 230 230 hp MPI 360 LA Wedgy OD auto

Old vans are getting pricey!
Re: 76 G20 back to life
Randy Charles Hill #789170 March 06th 2022 9:30 am
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I am not sure what the differences are between a 76 and a 91 but I just went through the "process" of trying to find a set of headers for my small block (305) that will fit correctly without any modifications (or so Headman says)...so I ordered a set of #69060 Headers. They come with the gaskets and hardware. The headers are coated with a "temporary" coating to keep them from rusting while in storage so I dropped mine off at a local sandblasting service because I plan on painting them with a high temp paint from POR and the instructions say the paint will work better if the headers are sandblasted first. To remove the "coating" Headman says to attach them to the engine and run it up to where they are hot and the coating will pretty much flake off they also said you can use aircraft paint remover, but here are other ways to remove the "coating" that I found on the internet, sanding, using a propane torch and if you have access to a large oven bake them until they get hot enough. Anyway hope this helps with your search.

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I have already replaced the stock manifolds with headers years ago. Headman use to have a set of direct fit, but checking the site now only allows for option years of 71-74. I tried the sand blasting and then ceramic coating, looked good but did not last. Which is why I was looking for stainless. The cost of the headers, sand blasting and coating was more than if I had just gone stainless. Headman headers come with paper gaskets. They will blow on you after a while, you may want to upgrade that item. The cost is well worth it when you think about pulling, cleaning, and reattaching a set of headers. Just a tip, on the number 3 cylinder inside header bolt you will need to put that in the hole and attach first. If you try to put it in after the header is mounted the curve of the pipe will not allow you to get it in the hole. I have never found a high temp paint that ever lived up to its claims. Engine block, intake or headers. Hope that you prove me wrong on that. Good Luck


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