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How to build headers from scratch

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    July, 2015
How to build headers from scratch
Posted by Timmy M. on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:30 PM
Hello everyone!
I'm new to this website but I have been building 1/25 scale drag cars for some time now. I was wondering if anyone can help me with any tips on making headers for my outlaw 10.5 Chevelle.
Thank you!
Tim
  • Member since
    March, 2010
Posted by 70CudaTJ on Friday, July 03, 2015 8:16 AM

Tim,

My latest attempt was with solid solder wire about 2.4mm diameter.

Easy to form and cut.

The finished result;

Use soft edged or rounded tools to work the solder with so not to damage it, it's sands very easily and then paint ... Thumbs Up

Cheers

Tim

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Friday, July 03, 2015 8:48 AM

They look great, 'Cuda!

As a suggestion, make sure you thoroughly wash your hands after handling any product that might contain lead (and especially before eating).

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

  • Member since
    March, 2010
Posted by 70CudaTJ on Friday, July 03, 2015 9:08 AM

Yep, thanks BTD you're absolutely right

  • Member since
    July, 2015
Posted by Timmy M. on Saturday, July 04, 2015 2:38 PM

Thank you 70CudaTJ and BTD! I'll give it a try with the solder. I'll make sure to wash up thoroughly after using that solder. 

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    July, 2015
Posted by jimmidio on Sunday, July 05, 2015 10:12 PM

Did a great job on those collectors. Never had to do the headers yet but have done a tunnel ram with similar technique.

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