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Is anyone running TA Stage 1 headers on their second gen Riviera? Satisfied, dissatisfied, fitment issues, performance or different ideas for coatings? Appreciate any info or insight. Thanks all!

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2 hours ago, 70rivme said:

Is anyone running TA Stage 1 headers on their second gen Riviera? Satisfied, dissatisfied, fitment issues, performance or different ideas for coatings? Appreciate any info or insight. Thanks all!

Yes, very satisfied, ceramic coating is recommended. Very tight fit on the passenger side, so try your best to not scratch it much during install. BTW, TA exhaust is awesome. But no room for the H-tube with the Riviera X-frame

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They are very well constructed, however they interfered with the steering box on my car.  I've read of the same from others.  So, if you're going to have them coated, "adjust" them first and then have them coated.  Unlike what I did...😥

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13 minutes ago, RockinRiviDad said:

 

What year car do u have?

His signature block states he has a 69. 

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3 minutes ago, RivNut said:

His signature block states he has a 69. 

 

Nope. I guess the Mod’s thought Gender, Location & Reputation where more important fields to show when accessing the forum from my phone. Not much time to sit at a computer nowadays haha

 

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47 minutes ago, RockinRiviDad said:

 

What year car do u have?

1967.  Check my sig line.  Here's the engine, which will be rebuilt soon so the headers aren't the best looking part of the engine:

 

 

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Hey @RoadShark, how much massaging of the header tubes did you have to do to make them fit? Would a different gear box swap/upgrade at the same time get you the required real estate to get them in without a massage you think? Sorry for the long winded questions, just want to get my project sorted out with some insight before I just jump in.

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1 hour ago, RoadShark said:

1967.  Check my sig line.

 

Cool pix. Thx. 

 

Again, sig line doesn’t show up with accessing from cell phone

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On 11/7/2018 at 12:42 PM, 70rivme said:

Hey @RoadShark, how much massaging of the header tubes did you have to do to make them fit? Would a different gear box swap/upgrade at the same time get you the required real estate to get them in without a massage you think? Sorry for the long winded questions, just want to get my project sorted out with some insight before I just jump in.

I'm not an expert on what's available for steering boxes, but I think all bolt-in boxes, regardless of ratio, will have the same external dimensions.

 

I had to heat the headers up with a torch and pound a clearance dent in them where they contacted the steering box ear.

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On 11/7/2018 at 1:32 PM, RockinRiviDad said:

 

Cool pix. Thx. 

 

Again, sig line doesn’t show up with accessing from cell phone

Whoops.  Reading is Fundamental.  Missed that.

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