George Parker's 1500 engine
Information from George
Subj: Re: Spitfire headers
Date: 10/6/2000 10:58:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (George Parker)
Sure, for your site, I assume? Be happy to. Here goes:
- The 4-1 header is a Kirk Racing Products header and was ceramic coated (by them) when ordered. The header was recommended by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, and used by them on one of their Spitfire projects.
- Cost was around $250 and fit was near excellent, only the rear-most stud required some "persuasion" to fit through the hole in the header flange.
- I do lose about an inch and a half of ground clearance, but "try" to compensate for this by mounting the muffler clamp (which clamps the header-to-exhaust adapter to the header) with its bolts pointing downwards. Yes, that costs another half inch or so, but the idea is to have the bolts scrap if anything's gonna scrape, rather than the header.
- At this date, I have precious few miles on the car since installing this header, but I can say this: This header (larger pipe than my previous header), combined with the larger displacement (.030" over) and higher compression (9:1 up from stock 7.5:1), give the car a deeper, throatier sound. FYI, I have ANSA muffler with 4 chrome tip outlet installed.
How's that? BTW, on your site, I saw your comment about "quiet is good". LOL! You'll *hate* my 308 then. With Tubi exhaust (headers and muffler), it sounds like a race car (almost). It's loud enough to sound great, but still be very fatiguing on long trips.
Other points on your site: 1. The Delco Alternator link doesn't seem to be working correctly. 2. Fram oil filters have been getting blasted on the Ferrari list for over a year now - I'll only use the OEM UFI on the 308 and StanPart on the Spit.