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Custom Tri Wye Equal Length Headers for $1200.00 - Who wants a set?

I found a fabricator here in Palmdale that is familiar with our plight and is sympathetic to it. I have talked with him at length and he assures me that he can fabricate a custom set of tubular headers for any 560 SEL/SEC with equal length pipes for $1200.00 US dollars. He says he will custom make them, he is aware of the steering box issue and is not concerned and is going to use my car as a test bed for them. I am having my set made up here shortly.

I told him of our board and the rarity of them and that he could make a lot of guys happy by producing them. He is NOT going to use the Mustang 5.0 headers, these will be made in the Tri Wye pattern custom for our cars. It's an easy 30 HP gain.

If you want them Chromed, that can be done too for slightly more.

Being made out of tubular steel instead of cast, they will be much lighter and will realize a slight HP gain over cast ones.

Let me know what you guys think?

I have an appointment Wednesday morning at 8:00AM to visit his shop, see his work and take some pics and get my car fitted.

Pics to follow.

Oh, and he is measuring a set of AMG cams and can duplicate them for $800.00. And he is going to Port and Polish my heads and intake on my RÜF motor for $800.00.

He also says that he can do a set of custom pistons for anywhere between $800.00 and $1200.00 dollars. He also is well versed in Ignition systems and can do a complete ignition system (including performance tuning) for anywhere between $1900.00 - $2900.00. He understands our motors and knows even that the air mass flow meter is a potential loss of HP and has some workarounds for that.

He says for about 4-5 grand I will see between 375-400HP at the crank. Bear in mind that I am starting with a Euro high compression motor.

This guy was recommended by the guy making the metal panels for my Recaro switches. He recommended him because all this guy does is high performance racing motors.

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Sounds intriguing. Has he previously done such work, and on which cars?
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Sounds intriguing. Has he previously done such work, and on which cars?
Yes, all this guy does is custom racing engines. He does NASCAR Series engines, mainly Fords. But he says he is familiar with our cars and our needs. He says he has a close friend that is into Benz and can draw from him for the info he needs. He knows about the Hydro vs solid lifter issues and he says he can do a performance 3 angle valve job for $350.00. Again, he is familiar with the spring issues with the Air Mass Flow Meter and the performance limits it imposes from that design and he says he has some workarounds.

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2012 CL550 C4 4MATIC Coupe


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1991-560 SEC AMG - Coupe - 199/261 - 300 HP Custom Built Motor - Highly Modified Coupe.
1990-560 SEL - Sedan - 199/261 - Stock. Euro Headlamps & Wipers
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tri-Ys are the best bang for the buck
i'd be up for something like this

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tri-Ys are the best bang for the buck
i'd be up for something like this
Okay, My Brother, I will put you down for a set. I'm sure you are going to want the rest after you drive my car...

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1991-560 SEC AMG - Coupe - 199/261 - 300 HP Custom Built Motor - Highly Modified Coupe.
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1988 420 SEL Champagne/Brown



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What about doing equal length headers that work around the steering box?
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What about doing equal length headers that work around the steering box?
Right, I mentioned that in my post and I called him today David and asked him about that and he says no problem. I am going there Wed. for him to measure and fit them.

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Sounds very interesting

Mike,

Sounds like a very interesting project, I am very interested.

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Any problem with passing the smog test with custom headers?
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Very interested to follow your progress.

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