#SBR-128 SB Race header for TCI front clip
$1,750.00 – $3,850.00
This header is designed to fit TCI’s rectangular tube chassis or their new round tube chassis. Our headers are made to order for the customers cylinder head and deck height. It can be made in any tube size up to 2 ¼” with any collector size up to 4” or our race collector mufflers in any size up to 5”.
We designed this header with the engine in the stock position as TCI had set it up. The header will fit side motor mounts, Poly or solid as well as motor plates. The engine must stay in the stock position. This header will fit with a Hitachi style mini starter only, we used a Tilton starter to design with.
Because the frame rails on the TCI chassis are moved inward 1” on each side, this created some challenges in designing a large tube header. The front and back tubes are inside the frame with the two center pair going around the frame on both sides, (see photos). This allowed us to get the best possible ground clearance, oil pan room and spark plug access. Our design car had fairly narrow front tires and we had plenty of tire room at full turn.
A 7” to 7 ½” tire should have room depending on the wheel offset. Ground clearance is excellent, the bottom of our 2 ¼” design header was slightly below the “K” member. Smaller tube sizes will gain ground clearance. (see photo)
We kept the header as far away from the oil pan as possible for kick out sumps. On the driver side we have 3 ¾” of room and on the passenger side we have 3 ¼” of room. If the pan kick out is under the oil filter it will be trapped.
On your steering column the upper U joint will have to be 4” from the fire wall to the center of the U joint. This header will fit a power brake booster, but will not fit factory air conditioning, clutch linkage or column shifter linkage. If you are using inner fenderwell panels they will have to be trimmed for header clearance. Install the headers first then trim the panels to fit.
We offer a transmission cross member for a short tail shaft TH 400 transmission.
The passenger side tubes can be installed with the engine and starter in place.
Install #8 from the bottom, then #2 from the bottom, then #4 and #6 go around the frame. Only snug the header bolts until the collector is installed then tighten all bolts.
The driver side can be installed with the engine and steering column in place.
Install #7 from the bottom, then #1 from the bottom, then #3 and #5 go around the frame.
Refer to our header installation tip’s page for additional information.
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