D200 383 header choices?

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D200 383 header choices?

Postby Crewcabstripper » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:20 pm

Looking to possibly buy a set of headers for my 71 d200 with a 383 engine. What brands are out there that fit good with no interference with anything? Don't want to have to ding any tubes to make them fit. Are there any long tube headers that work? Thanks for any help.
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby mjlenard » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:40 am

Did you ever find headers that fit on your truck? I am currently looking
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby Prormk » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:02 pm

I just ordered a set of Dougs 2" D452's for a 1969 D200. I will post here when I fit them. My dad and I are currently in the middle of a frame off restoration. We have the engine ready for assembly. Frame is naked. When the engine is installed in the frame, I'll install headers, and possibly temporarily mount cab to the frame to check for any figment issues. Truck will be a 440/727.
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby Crewcabstripper » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:24 am

Still looking for a set that will fit. Prormk when do you think you will be able to get the engine in and test fit the headers?
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby Prormk » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:07 pm

Within a month. I work away from home, and will return there in 1.5 weeks. Have to finish up suspension, and get the frame rolling on wheels. Then build the engine up and install. I'll post as soon as I can.
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby riffraff » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:55 am

I went with matching OEM center-dump cast manifolds and had them ceramic coated, fwiw....

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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby pismopowerwagon » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:42 am

Same ones I put on mine
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby lightning4x4 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:30 pm

I bought stainless headers on ebay for my 383 dna motoring .com
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby RH62 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:08 pm

riffraff wrote:I went with matching OEM center-dump cast manifolds and had them ceramic coated, fwiw....

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What was the cost to ceramic coat and where did you get it done?
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby riffraff » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:36 pm

RH62 wrote:What was the cost to ceramic coat and where did you get it done?

Pretty sure it was the below link. The guy I bought the extra manifolds from was(is?) a pretty serious drag-racer, running "tribute" 60's Dodges (Max Wedge). Also had a Sweptline, he was playing with. A very nice guy, he had me drive him to the coaters, on the spot, to introduce me. Paid $10 (eBay deal) for one manifold bought a second from him for $5. Anyway, shop min was $160 for ceramic coating. I was under the min, parts-wise, but there I was. Near certain it was the shop below. They were in the middle of large-scale production runs for either Hooker or Hedman headers (I think Hedman). I think they said I could've had one or two more sets done, for the same price.

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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby Prormk » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:32 am

Still building up engine. Having to work valvetrain meticulously. These d452 dougs headers are very nice units, have them in the shop. Can't wait to see what they look like and how they fit, not to mention how they perform!
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby FireCaptain » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:06 am

I put Flowtech 13504's on my 71 d200 with a 383. Had to notch the right engine mount bracket a tiny bit. You do have to run a new style starter.
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby flammulator » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:14 pm

Hello.
I have got some long headers in my 70s D200 ,383.
They come with the truck.I think that are HEDMANs. I will look these days if i find a number and let you know.
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby flammulator » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:52 pm

Hello from germany.
No patches or numbers on the headers.
I asked the son from the pre owner ( he is living in germany) if he knows something.
He told me that this must be some HEDMAN headers.
There is enough place at the starter,steering and tranny.

I took the HEDMAN h-pipe on it with some flowmasters and turn downs before the rear axle.

Thats all i can tell you.
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby Crewcabstripper » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:55 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone. Do any of you's have pics of the headers installed and the clearances?
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby flammulator » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:43 am

Please send me your emailadress and i will make some pics these days.
Which special pics do you want to see?
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby Prormk » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:16 pm

Waiting for pushrods to arrive, then the engine will be built enough for install into frame. I can then pull through with pics and clearances, etc.....
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Re: D200 383 header choices?

Postby Prormk » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:24 pm

Here you go. Everything fits well. Header collectors will have to be cut back as far as they can, angled down slightly, and scallop a bend down then back level to go under transmission crossmember. Just finished the engine enough to install in frame. 727 cases are empty and installed for mock up.
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