64 polara to 440. Headers?

1962 - 1965 Mopars

  1. moparmarkk

    moparmarkk Well-Known Member

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    the change moved the engine back,now later headers and oil pans fit,easier to find and cheaper.Front brake pads can be found at napa stores,Mark
     
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    You didn't have to shorten the driveshaft?
     
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    I just had anew one made,out of alum. under 200.00 with 1350 joints ,mark
     
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      I have a 64 Polara 426 and i went for the Hedman 78030 headers.
      I have My heads off so the passenger Side install was a piece of cake, but the driver side is worse. I have removed the starter and i think that if i raise the engine a bit now i Will get it down there.

      But i read in this thread the original starter wont work, My car is a 4 speed manual, is the starter the same for automaic cars? Can i also get a Dakota starter? Or maybe a ministarter?
       
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      i have a 64 Dodge that is using the Schumaker big block conversion mounts as my car originally had a 318.... i used the Hedman ceramic ones... number 78038 I think... fit good.. no dinging..FWIW i bought these almost 18 years ago so idk if or why they would be shaped different..
       
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      I had Hedman headers on the old Polara 500 with the 440 and big stock starter. They were the Hedmens that the one pipe went though the hole and around the frame rail. Maybe not the same header that’s being discussed. That was about ‘95 so things may have changed lots.

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        Doing some transmission upgrades at the moment over here. This is for the Dart winter project. I had freshened up this trany a few years back. Since that time things changed and a hemi came on board so I decided to put some billet parts in for insurance. The front drum is aluminum with a steel jacket. Will see how that works.

        This is a ‘68 trany so with the wide bushing drum, a newer style front pump was needed too. Race pump courtesy of A&A.
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        Good thing I checked the threads. Some monkey from decades ago had chewed up most of the threads in the one starter bolt hole. Heli Coils to the rescue.
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        I sure am liking the looks of these PPP shifters.. hijacked picture. I’m thinking.
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          I noticed no one mentioning the max wedge exhaust manifolds--I use them on my 63s and changing plugs is a breeze--starters are a 15 minute job and they Never burn out or cook other things in the bay--sure theyre 1000.00 but buy two sets of headers and all the hassles they bring with them --plus you can run a 3 inch exhaust --you dont have to buy factory max exhaust systems--just buy the max flanges and any muffller shop can install a 3 inch system--I have a tube bender and build this stuff myself--its easy--just a few thoughts
           
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          Definitely get a Dakota mini starter.
           
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          I had TTIs on my big block and switched to Doug's. Much better spark plug access. Same 3/8" flanges and heavy tubing. Make sure you use NEW motor mounts so you don't have steering clearance problems with either brand.
           
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          I agree, I have the original K-frame in my 63 Sport Fury and the car hooks great. And I love the extra room it has at the firewall as I can just about get all the bellhousing bolts out from the top. And if I ever go to the crossram intake it will fit without hitting the firewall. I understand why racers move the eng back but I dont think it helps much since my car still hooks fine without the eng moved back. I am using the TTI 2" headers and they fir perfect. It was worth the extra money to me. On my old 906 headed 440 I used the Hedman Elite 1-3/4 headers and they fit fine also. But you can see the much better quality of the TTI's. Good luck with it , Ron
           
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          im building a 64 also how much set back is actually going on if I change my stock k member
           
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          ^^^^^^^ In post #14 states it moves the engine back 1 5/8''
           
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