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    jinaeve Guest

    Cool Modification to existing model 2287-1HKR headers?

    Hello, I have a set of the 2287-1HKR headers that came with a 1959 Chevy Apache I bought on eBay. The truck has a 454 big block installed and has had the firewall modified to fit. I swapped these with a set of block huggers that I'm not as happy with because the sound and performance just isn't there. Trouble is, due to my having to change out the steering column, the new shaft won't let me keep these unless I do some serious modifications to the pipes. I'm wondering if someone has some advise to offer in the following:
    In the attached photo, I circled the area where tube 5 had to be hammered in to accommodate the old shaft but the new one would have to nearly collapse it to fit.
    1. Is it cheaper to just buy another set that would perhaps flow around the steering shaft (have no idea how to determine that)
    2. Could these be modified by somehow cutting them at certain locations on tubes 3 and 5 and pivoting them to flow around the steering shaft?

    Just trying to figure out the best way to keep sound quality and performance and would really appreciate some guidance. I'm not a welder (yet) so that's not something I'm prepared to tackle at this stage.

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