MALIBU Shorty Headers

theIrishman

theIrishman

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 27, 2018
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What shorty headers is anyone using on their 5.3 ls install? Looking at shorty headers to maintain/increase the low end torque. 1979 Malibu is going to be a daily driver. Was told by Speed Engineering that these will work. Thoughts?
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Streetbu

Streetbu

Royal Smart Person
Supporting Member
May 22, 2011
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Central NY
I don't think the drives side will fit from the looks of it. Passenger side looks ok though. Driver's side needs to point downwards more.
 
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paul.m

Master Mechanic
Oct 20, 2018
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You will not get a increase in torque with shorty headers , you need long tubes if that,s what your after . Shorty headers are better than stock manifold,s but not as good as long tube headers , they will still let it breath better a little help on the upper r p m range. May want to consider those manifold / cast headers above also . I have known people to have these on some decent hot rods with clearance issues and never even change gasket,s after 10 yrs on car , they do have there perk,s !
 

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