So... after your other thread about the holley carb/deadhead regulator setup posting...I'm just looking for some basic long tube headers for the Malibu. There is no exhaust on it at all right now, so that part doesn't matter. It's also a stock 305, so I don't need anything very big at all.
So... after your other thread about the holley carb/deadhead regulator setup posting...
Well. Don't take this the wrong way. It's meant to help.
How much of this stuff have you bought so far, and, how much money are you budgeting for the swap?
Do you mind sharing what your build plan is, and, what you expect to see come out of it?
The reason is, I'm seeing $$$ for a build that I think you may be disappointed in the performance return aspects on in the hp/$ realm Depending how much you're paying for, how much you own and are trying to cobble together, etc.
We might help you redirect money to other areas depending on what your goals performance and fuel mileage wise are, and of course budgetary considerations as well, to wind up happiest with where you wind up for what you invest - time, money, etc.
We have had member here that were used to working on other types of cars, other engine setups, and they've been.... underwhelmed might be an understatement.... by the end product because things didn't wind up how they expected, and, they werent targeting their funds to areas of greatest impact
Noted!I scored a set of used long tube headers years ago for like $50. They’re currently on my Malibu with a stock 305 running true duals with an x pipe. I actually get compliments on how the car sounds, and it drives fine. That engine was supposed to come out a long time ago, but things always seem to get in the way.
Keep in mind if your friend wants to run true dual exhaust, he’ll have to get a different transmission crossmember.
I think everyone above answered most of what I wouldve above, except to say there was formerly closeout headers that no longer exist on the holley site, and, if you do some reading up on things, mid-length headers from 3rd gen f-bodies used to be a fit on these cars except some budget end ones had A.I.R. tubes off them facing upwards that both need plugs and are unsightly compared to a clean engine bay.No problem, I'll explain myself a bit.
I'm working on a 78' Malibu for someone else who is not very mechanically inclined. My budget is not super strict, but it's only a street cruiser so I don't want to spend outrageous amounts of money on it.
I have an L03 305 and a 4L60 from a 91' Caprice that I'm sticking in. For simplicities sake, it'll just have a carb and HEI. Because the car was someone else's project, for all intents and purposes it has no exhaust at all.
I do have the factory exhaust manifolds from the caprice, but with having to start an exhaust system from scratch, I though that some longtubes would make it a bit easier. I'm not really concerned to much about power, even with the 305 it'll be peppy enough. If someone has any better suggestions, I'm all ears for sure. Thanks for the help so far though!
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