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    Blackhatguy Well-Known Member

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    Just got the Sanderson DD9 headers put on the block. Looks good to me.

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      xLURKxDOGx "An angel fat, at satan's feast" FABO Gold Member

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      What prompted you to go with Sanderson over other brands?
       
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      So far so good...

      The big test is to see how they fit in the car.... Make sure nothing hits....
       
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      • Blackhatguy

        Blackhatguy Well-Known Member

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        Went with these because price, ease of fitment and I know shorties leave more room for pipes and linkages when I convert to manual trans someday. $360 to the door and they drop in with no banging.

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          So those where raw and you painted them?
           
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          Yeah, I did not do the ceramic coating until I know I don't have to ding them on the install
           
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            Wait a minute to post ago you said they drop in without any banging? LOL
             
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            Trust but verify
             
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            Boy their website is one hell of a mess!!! I could not even find the DD9 on there, and the application "clicks" are useless
             
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            Sanderson DD9 Header Set
             
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              Yeah, Sanderson doesn't have dd9 on their site, I only knew of it because I called them and they told me over the phone. Then they sent me an email link to Century performance as their distributor
               
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              Can you post pictures of the engine bay? Power steering or manual?
               
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              Just by looking at the left side I'm thinkin' you are in for some bashing . JMO
               
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              Can we get an update on these headers? Did you get it in the car?
               
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                I apologize for the long wait, but here's the update. I just found out tonight that I may have been a case of mistaken identity. Going through some other people's posts on this forum I finally saw another picture of dd9, and it does not look like the ones I have. I think perhaps they sent me dd8 by the looks of things. I did get them to work, but having never seen a picture of what they were supposed to look like I just assumed that I was stuck working with what I had so I beat the crap out of them with a hammer, ground the steering gear box, and shimmed up the motor. In these three pictures, the shiny one is what I believe dd9 is supposed to look like, the second is what I got, and the third is what I had to do to make it fit.

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                • 1971 CY Dodge Dart

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                  Honest question, do you feel these headers will be an improvement over stock manifolds even after beating them with a hammer?
                   
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                    WTF!
                    Savings out the window. I'll buy Dougs.
                     
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                      Assuming you could even fit factory manifolds that came with the engine, they still flow better. I have zero headaches driving it, and it responds to a mashed pedal very happily. All the headache was just in putting the engine in and out 15 times with a hammer between each lift
                       
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                      Still saving up for the full tti kit myself.
                       
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                      • 1971 CY Dodge Dart

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                        Huh? Factory manifolds would have much better fitment.
                         
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                        Glad to hear it runs good!
                         
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                        Those dings will only hurt your pride. Gotta admit a big red flag went up when you said Sanderson told you on the phone they possible fit (?) but hey, they look better and cheaper than $500 Spitfires. You gotta go $$$ for the early A headers that 'drop in' and even that is just a chance although Hookers 5208 (?) do fit but are tight everywhere! (watch port size mismatch if your not running a 340 size head as there are port sealing issues between a 318 and a 340/360 port)
                         
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                        • Blackhatguy

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                          I tried those, the engine came out of the 2001 van. Couldn't even get it dropped down in the engine bay with them.
                           
                        • dartslantsix

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                          Thanks for the update! Sanderson is confusing with the three different part numbers.
                           
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