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  1. #1
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    Exhaust headers RV8 in an AK gen 1 chassis

    Hi all

    I am at the stage where I am looking at fitting the side pipes and was wondering if anyone made their own headers for a Rover V8 in an AK gen 1 chassis or have you used an already manufactured header such as a "block hugger header" for an MG and then connected it to the collector? If you have any pictures this would be extremely helpful.

    Many thanks

    Rob

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    Hi Rob,
    I made my own headers. First time welding anything like that. All I can say is that it was time consuming! Very satisfying though when done
    I can email you some photos if that helps as I can't upload anything here!
    Steve
    AK, Rover SD1 3.5, Jaguar XJS, VW Polo, Rover 25, BMW, and the list goes on.....
    Back from the paint shop 5th April 2016

    http://akbuild.blogspot.co.uk/

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    I did it for my old Sumo, Custom Chrome in Nuneaton sold a DIY manifold kit with the collectors and the all bends, you will need to cut and weld.

    There's a wire cut plate to make the part you bolt to the block. One had to be cut in two to clear dipstick which made it twist out of line with the heat after welding. Next time I'd cut it and weld it back together with the extra clearance before making the manifold off it.
    Regards

    Craig Perry

    No, I'm not "repairing" it, I'm fine tuning its performance.

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    Hi both

    Thanks for the responses. Steve I have sent you a PM with my email address.

    Rob

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    steve w -- do you mind emailing me too... i am doing the same thing for my pilgrim sumo (rover V8 ).... thanks...

    ralphydurkin@yahoo.com

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    Used AK headers on my gen 1 with rv8
    but under slung exhaust
    pictures below
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