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Old 04-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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Has anybody resurfaced any headers before? If so was it expensive? My flange is uneven.
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what kind of headers do you have?unless you have some high dollar long tubes i would think the cost would out weigh it being worth it. how bad are the off? do you have any pics? because i have heard of people cutting in between flanges to make them be able seat better.this allows them to flex flat when tightening them down. but the only down fall to this is they will move a little bit when you cut them.so they will be harder to get the bolts in. but it may be worth it over the costs of machining or a new purchase.
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Some long tube mac headers. They not too bad but it is noticeable
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oh yeah. before you do cut them. it still might not hurt to actually call your local machine shop to see. prices on something like this would vary alot so maybe you will get lucky and find a deal.

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noticable with a straight edge? if they are not to bad you may try some red rtv. or using 2 gaskets. did they leak or are you just skeptical of installing them simce they are warped. also if its not to bad and you have a good hand. you maybe able to sand them flat? just trying to throw you a few tricks.
like i said the best way would to be just call.
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Yea they look crooked with out a straight edge. And i just bought them but i wna get em redone before i put em on.
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once you get a price let me know cause i am a little curious. hopefully it dont cost to much. good luck
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Re: ReSurfacing

I just use an old floor stand mounted belt sander that I have to do things like that.

I have also used a file on each individual tube sealing surface and cut the flange between each tube to allow them to conform better to the head when the flange plate has been bent or deformed.
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