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rmorgansr Robert Morgan
Milford, Delaware, USA   USA
Those kits are ridiculously priced. I mean come on $850.00 for headers, WTF!

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1744 Gold Member Bill Guzman
California, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB GT "Renegade I GT"
1974 MG MGB "Renegade"
Robert, due to the low production numbers parts become expensive. If we were doing cookie cutter cars, then it would be cheaper. We like to be away from the heard.

But yes, I am looking into making SBF quality headers for a lower price. We own MG's not Ferraris.
Keep in mind that is not an easy task to design something that is low price, low volume sales, simplicity to manufacture and good quality.

I am coming out with new products and the hardest step is finding a manufacturer who is willing to do low volume for a good price. It takes years to get the initial investment back, money and time, time which is money.
Several designs are built until satisfied.

SBF headers have oval ports, not round ports. round ports would be easy.



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302V8 Pete Mantell
Sidney, IL, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB
1969 MG MGB V8 Conversion "Xenia"
1969 MG MGC GT
1969 MG MGC GT "Foxy"    & more
In reply to # 3641418 by rmorgansr Those kits are ridiculously priced. I mean come on $850.00 for headers, WTF!

Robert,

Who is charging $850 for headers?



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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kinggsport, TN, USA   USA
In reply to # 3641583 by 1744 Robert, due to the low production numbers parts become expensive. If we were doing cookie cutter cars, then it would be cheaper.


Yep. Not exactly off-the-shelf Chevy headers. winking smiley

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JVL Jim Lecesse
Raynham, Massachusetts, USA   USA
1969 Hillman Imp "Amy H"
1970 MG MGB GT "Rose"
1970 MG Midget "Jen's MG"
1980 Caterham Seven Seven
In reply to # 3641418 by rmorgansr Those kits are ridiculously priced. I mean come on $850.00 for headers, WTF!

That's why you should make them yourself!

Come to think of it - if you do make a set, do me a favor and make two, and let me know what I owe ya. grinning smiley

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rmorgansr Robert Morgan
Milford, Delaware, USA   USA
Probably wouldn’t help you much. After I saw the prices for the Ford kits I found a rebuilt Corvette 350. I’m using the rams horn manifolds I got with the engine. Went through the inner fender wells to home made side pipes. So I maybe lost maybe 5 hp by not using headers

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1744 Gold Member Bill Guzman
California, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB GT "Renegade I GT"
1974 MG MGB "Renegade"
Yea! 5 hp at 6,000 rpm Big deal.



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rmorgansr Robert Morgan
Milford, Delaware, USA   USA
The rams horn are stock from a ‘71 Corvette so they are 2 1/2”. Also being cast iron they help with keeping under hood temperature down.

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