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10vt header

	Brett & Listers:

	Brett what you are trying to do here is a GREAT thing.  My 
earlier post regarding the inherent difficulties w/ a performance header 
was in no way taking a shot at Mike--sounds like a good guy.

	With that said, and without swimming too far out in the ocean of 
theory & technicalities, here you go:

	The "cost" of a header has little or nothing to do with (a) the 
actual labor it takes to make A header, or (b) the SS used in the 
header.  Obviously, the German piece referred to has profit built in.  
HOWEVER, there is an enormous cost [or there should be] in R&D for an 
honest to God high-quality SS header that helps, not hurts, performance 
on a turbo motor.  If you don't believe me, call ANY honorable race shop 
that builds one-off SS header[s] and tell them what you want.  Most will 
be happy to work w/ you.  After they get done w/ you, $800 will seem like 
chump change. There is just SOOOOO much that goes into the proper design 
of a header.  From experience I can tell you that extensive testing [R&D] 
goes into not only what most think of as the "header", but the collector 
is a beast all its own.  That is, where the "header" dumps all pipes [5] 
into one [1].  You have not only backpressure to contend with, but an 
improper design will actually cause the exhaust to revert back on itself, 
making temperatures and all the other monsters raise their ugly head.  
Anti-reversion work is STILL a constant process at houses that do this 
work all the time [Hedmann, Thorley, Hooker, etc.]  One-offing, which is 
basically what you are talking about for the I5t, is very seldom [read 
never] done cheaply.  

	I don't mean to dissuade anyone here, but experience has taught 
me to listen to the ice cracking beneath me.  

	BTW, Hope this Works for you!!!!!!

See ya'


'89 200tqw