[DeTomaso] headers

Jimmie Gray grayjim at cox.net
Tue Jan 8 14:32:39 EST 2019

I have the Hedman Hedders as originally sold by Lary Stock. No fitment issues experienced.
Just my .02
Jim Gray

> On January 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM Charles Engles <cengles at cox.net> wrote:
> Dear Rich,
>               I don't know that there is a consensus.   IIRC, the Euro GTS
> headers-exhaust were considered the best although they lost a reported 50
> hp.  The Hall Big Bores have a smallish collector and lose more hp.  I am
> also aware of one cognoscente that finds the BB exhaust note unpleasant.
> Then....came the Wilkinson headers.  Initially, they were reported to look
> good, sound good and have the lowest hp loss.  For a while, they were the
> ticket.   Then scattered reports of poor durability due to poor construction
> were filed on Pantera message boards.
>               I have a '74 Pantera.  The euro GTS headers hit the left
> engine mount on installation and were" fixed" in 1990 by the mechanic who
> installed them with a BFH.  Years later I discovered that they *still* did
> not completely clear the engine mount.     I also have a pair of Hall BB
> headers on the other 74 Pantera.  The do not interfere with the engine
> mounts .   Neither the GTS nor the HBB interfere with the gas tank shield.
>              I suppose the easiest option is to buy a set of the euro GTS
> headers.  The best and most expensive option would be to have a set of
> headers fabricated.  Whatever manufactured headers you buy, CHECK the
> fitment carefully before the final exhaust gaskets and bolts are applied.
>                                      Warmest regards, Chuck Engles
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DeTomaso [mailto:detomaso-bounces at server.detomasolist.com] On Behalf
> Of Larry Weston
> Sent: Monday, January 07, 2019 8:26 AM
> To: Rich Hoppe; detomaso at detomasolist.com
> Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] headers
> Last experience with 2" GTS tri-wye pipe arrangement required serious gas
> tank heat shield movement for clearance. Hall Big Bores not so much, but
> they touched.
> ________________________________
> From: DeTomaso <detomaso-bounces at server.detomasolist.com> on behalf of Rich
> Hoppe <richbhoppe at gmail.com>
> Sent: Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:53 PM
> To: detomaso at detomasolist.com
> Subject: [DeTomaso] headers
> I have a pair of headers for 2v heads is someone needs them.
> I need to purchase a new set for a 4v.
> Tri wye or big bore.
> What is the consensus?
> Thanks
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